Welcome to Arc

Founded in 1984, Arc specialises in creating and performing theatre that challenges assumptions and causes real change in the way that people relate to one another at work, at school and in the community. As a pioneering organisation we were instrumental in bringing the issue of racism in football to the forefront of public awareness.

The organisations that we work with are those that seek to move forward and achieve a lasting difference, whether it be in the field of diversity, inclusion, education, health, criminal justice or community cohesion.

We are expert in a range of learning strategies including theatre, storytelling, drama workshops and interactive Forum Theatre. The success of our work is underpinned by first-class facilitation and meticulous research and preparation. Our facilitators, performers, storytellers and workshop leaders are trained to the highest standards and bring passion, energy and commitment to this work.

Arc's Raised Voices drama-based female empowerment programme is now open for new members! Come along to learn new skills, make new friends, and be part of a new film each year! See February News to find out more!

Barking & Dagenham has become the first London Borough to launch an online community lottery to help financially support local good causes, and we are delighted to announce that Arc will benefit from every ticket purchased in our name! Read September News to find out how you can participate!


Arc is a Company Limited by Guarantee, registered in England, Company no. 2800774
Registered address: 14 Austin Friars, London EC2N 2HE
VAT No: 629 4953 01

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Raised Voices 3: There is Hope


Youth, school and community programmes

Latest season's programmes coming soon!