Judges’ Award 2024 Gold £250,000-£450,000

Synergy Theatre
Synergy Theatre Project

Film & Campaign Description

Showing the work that we do at Synergy to change the lives of those affected by the criminal justice system.

Synergy Theatre

Founded over 20 years ago, Synergy creates ground-breaking work across theatre and the criminal justice system. We believe that theatre can be transformative, change perceptions, and open up new possibilities towards a more positive future. We live in a world where some of the most disadvantaged are over-represented in the criminal justice system and our vision is to work through theatre towards a fairer world where those within or at risk of entering the criminal justice system can discover alternate pathways and become an integral and meaningful part of society.

Our programme of artistic work harnesses the energy and life experiences of those we work with – prisoners, ex-prisoners, young offenders, and young people at risk of offending – gives them a voice and, in doing so, their dignity back. We want to inspire change by capturing the imagination and affecting the feelings, behaviours and attitudes of participants and public, whilst doing our part to influence the arts and criminal justice sectors towards systemic change.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

We align with the following UN Sustainable Development Goals: