SPECTACLE – Helping to support those impacted by adverse childhood experiences.

Helping to prevent adversity in childhood or support those impacted by adverse childhood experiences.

Thanks to generous financial support from the Police and Crime Commissioner for South Wales: Spectacle Theatre LTD are offering a free drama programme designed to enable people to talk safely about sensitive issues relevant to their lives. The programme supports work which tackles adversity in childhood.

Appropriate for people aged 7+.

Delivered by trained, experienced and sensitive bi-lingual staff.

Available free to community or youth groups across South Wales.

January until March 2023. The project continues until 2025.

If you would like to know more or discuss how you can use this resource in your community setting, contact


What we offer

Spectacle Theatre are wanting to hear from organisations that may wish to use Spectacles Drama based resources, to support work around ACES. We can offer participatory plays or workshops which provide a flexible structure allowing children, young people, and families to respond at their own level. Both methods are inclusive and can be delivered bi-lingually. Both can examine issues like identity, isolation & loneliness. Both support work on adverse childhood experiences, poor mental health, safe relationships, homophobia, hate crime & domestic abuse.

We know that building on strengths and learning from experiences can help individuals, families, and communities to become more resilient. Our activities, help people connect with others, and aid improvement in mental and physical well-being. There is no charge for this work.

What we want to achieve 

  • Children having the best start in life and the opportunity to achieve their potential.
  • Provide inclusive activities/interventions which engage children and young people from across different communities.
  • Provide support for those impacted by childhood adversity or trauma and help build resilience or protective factors.
  • Promote the best interests of the child/ren and improve well-being.


Drama is a very powerful medium.

We create a safe space where we intellectually and emotionally engage at-risk people and provide an interactive fictional landscape to enable them to safely explore, talk about, and provide an objective viewpoint on difficult issues they may be experiencing.

Spectacle Theatre has an established history in using theatre and drama with people at risk. Enabling them to explore difficult issues relevant to their lives, including sexual health and sexual abuse, domestic violence, bullying.

The project supports at-risk children. Enabling them to talk about sensitive issues, recognise warning signs and identify strategies to stay safe.

It will raise awareness for parents/carers, teachers, support workers and organisations.

It will enable teachers and workers to identify children at risk so they can receive appropriate support. We can offer these programmes to their parents/carers and provide follow-up and support materials for teachers and support workers.

If you would like further information, please contact Spectacle Theatre Ltd at



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