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Grey Area – Consent/Sexual Violence Reduction

"Focuses on what exactly is meant by consent and sexual assault, and the impact on the victim."

For more information about our workshop programme


Grey Area is an interactive theatre workshop using professional actors and specialist facilitators to explore key issues around consent and sexual assault.

The safety and wellbeing of the participants of this workshop has been considered to a high degree. There are many trigger warnings; we request a nearby space for people to take time out and speak to professionals if required about their own experiences; we provide all participants with support information and the theme of ‘consent’ is also a big element of how we deliver this hugely challenging issue with people. We will discuss participant safety with all partners before delivering the workshop.


This particular performance focuses on what exactly is meant by consent and sexual assault, and the impact on the victim. The workshop involves interactive debate and discussion exercises and engagement with the actors in performance in order to search for solutions.

There is a post-performance discussion to explore many of the wider and complex themes and so called ‘grey areas’ around consent, sexual assault and rape.

This programme of work was originally commissioned by Greater Manchester Police and the University of Manchester to be delivered to 2,000+ students in freshers week. A short film about the workshop can be found here: https://youtu.be/z0DCboK84g4


The workshop is 60 to 90 minutes long and can be repeated up to 5 times per day

This workshop is suitable for 6th form students upwards (including adults)

Partners will need to recruit the group

Safeguarding staff and support must be available for debriefs / follow up


Costs depend on:

Additional / specific requirements of partner

Location/travel/accommodation needs

Evaluation depth / requirements

Number of preparatory meetings required

Requests for additional staff

Number of actors

Between £650 to £1,100 per half day and £880 and £1,600 per full day. All costs include lead facilitators, actors and evaluation.


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