RABBLE’s Community Outreach Department

RABBLE REACT delivers theatre programmes in the community to improve lives.

We equalize opportunity for all, build skills and develop confidence in all ages, all backgrounds and in all contexts, from community centres to schools, charities to businesses.

REACT listens to the needs of people and uses drama to help.

RABBLE Rise Company:

Drama in Secondary Schools

We run after school drama projects in secondary schools across Reading, where participants work towards an annual performance, whilst learning valuable artistic and personal skills.

These projects are hosted at eligible schools and support academic and creative pathways, whilst forming meaningful connections with RABBLE’s flagship professional productions.

Young people:

  • Learn and grow through drama
  • Develop communication, team-working and self-expression
  • Are part of a professional theatre company’s development programme

Teachers also develop their professional skills, through fresh knowledge exchanges and new networking opportunities.

To establish RABBLE Rise in your school or to find out more, please contact us.


Alternative Provision for the Young Neurodivergent Community

In partnership with the award-winning Make/Sense Theatre, our new drama-based alternative provision for the Neurodivergent young community provides structured 2.5-hour, high-quality engagement for those not engaging with the mainstream school curriculum.

Flipside explores wider theatre-making skills such as writing, puppetry, movement, and stage management with an aim to develop self-regulation skills, restore confidence and trust and, ultimately, help young people re-engage in their learning.

Primary school children work towards a Discover Arts Award, whilst Secondary schools work towards a Bronze Level 1 Arts Award – exploring not just arts, but leadership and career skills.

For more information or for a referral form, please contact us.

Outreach for Adults:

Community outreach project for adults.

We work with adult groups across Berkshire to develop skills, improve wellness and raise the profile of under-represented communities through drama and theatre.

Currently, we’re working with Reading’s leading homelessness-prevention charity, Launchpad, amongst others, to build self-confidence, self-expression and team working skills.

If you would like to chat about how Theatre can help you, your team or the people you work with, please contact us.

Help support young people in Reading

The RABBLE Access Fund is here to ensure that everyone can enjoy our work, regardless of family finances.

Help support a local young person here in Reading.