Art Breakers is an out-of-the-ordinary performance company for young people in Sheffield, run by theatre innovators Forced Entertainment in partnership with Theatre Deli Sheffield.


Art Breakers is open to all young people aged 11-16, and no performing experience is necessary. Absolutely all you need to be an Art Breaker is energy, a taste for new ideas and a commitment to help build the company week by week.


Art Breakers is grown from Forced Entertainment’s longstanding and acclaimed practice of experimentation, and Theatre Deli’s focus on pushing the boundaries of traditional theatre. It is a space and place for breaking the rules, inventing new work, invading the stage and making a brilliant mess.


We meet on Tuesday evenings, 4:30-6:30pm at Theatre Deli Sheffield, working together as a company learning to collaborate, devise and surprise.


Click here to book your place for Art Breakers’ first half term, running 27th February to 27th March (5 Tuesday sessions).


The cost of Art Breakers is £30 per half-term.


We are committed to being a welcoming and inclusive group. If you have questions about Art Breakers, access requirements or support needs, or you would like to discuss payment plan options please contact us on: [email protected] or 0114 279 8977



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Forced Entertainment are based in Sheffield and tour and present their ground breaking provocative performances across the UK and internationally. For more than thirty years they have sustained a unique collaborative practice and been key players in the development of a truly contemporary theatre language. The work explores and often explodes the conventions of genre, narrative and theatre itself drawing influence not just from drama but from dance, performance art, music culture and popular forms such as cabaret and stand-up. 


Theatre Deli are Sheffield's leading artist development organisation, changing the way people think about their creative potential, unlocking unusual spaces where artists, audiences and communities can come together to make transformational moments. They challenge the way people engage with city centre spaces, providing artistic interventions that challenge traditional uses of buildings and resources, making them inclusive and accessible spaces of creative activity.