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.

Follow the link to book your place for Art Breakers’ summerterm, running 17th April – 10th July (12 Tuesday sessions): 

17th April
24th April
1st May
8th May
15th May
22nd May
HALF TERM BREAK
5th June
12th June
19th June
26th June
3rd July 
10th July

The cost of Art Breakers is £60 per term, which can be paid in two instalments of £30.

There are also a number of free places availiable, subject to eligibility. Please contact us directly for more information:[email protected] 

If you would like to try out Art Breakers to see if it's for you, we can offer a free taster session on 17th April. Give us a call on 0114 279 8977 to book a place.

We are committed to being a welcoming and inclusive group. If you have questions about Art Breakers please don't hesitate to contact us on: [email protected]

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More about us:

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 hub, 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.

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