Isolation to Radicalisation

"Using professional actors and specialist facilitators to explore key issues around radicalisation."

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Isolation to Radicalisation is an interactive forum theatre performance and workshop using professional actors and specialist facilitators to explore key issues around radicalisation.

This particular performance focuses on media influence, male radicalisation, hate crime and Islamophobia. It explores people inspired by the extreme ‘far right’ and also Daesh or I.S.


Enhance understanding of how isolation and marginalisation increases vulnerability

Highlight how organised radical groups can influence, groom and exploit

Increase confidence in terminology and speaking about issues related to radicalisation

Explore the issues that could lead to marginalisation and radicalisation

Highlight warning signs and triggers for radicalised (and other high risk) behaviour

Provide ideas and guidance of how to help someone at risk of radicalisation

Increase conflict resolution skills

Increase critical thinking skills

For our other workshop on radicalisation please see  Blame & Belonging – Radicalisation

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 triggers, warning signs and vulnerabilities and signposting to available support services. Our workshops tackling radicalisation have been delivered to 7,500+ young people. It gained Odd Arts a US Embassy Exchange to Boston/Washington on Countering Violent Extremism and was runner up in the Spirit of Manchester Equalities Award 2018.

Quotes from Workshops


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

This workshop is suitable for years 7-10

This workshop can be delivered as part of a longer-term project responding to the themes in the performance


Costs depend on:

Additional / specific requirements of partner

Location/travel/accommodation needs

Evaluation depth / requirements

Number of preparatory meetings required

Requests for additional staff

Usually between £450 and £560 per half day. £560 and £950 per full day (including facilitator and team of actors and multiple performances per day)

Become A Participant

You can self-refer to some of our ongoing community sessions.

We deliver FREE WEEKLY workshops at Moss Side Powerhouse in partnership with Manchester Young Lives.

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