Synergy’s Education Programme aims to engage the young people who are most at risk of entering, or have already entered, the criminal justice system through high quality, theatre-based activities delivered by professional practitioners supported by trained ex-prisoner facilitators whose first-hand experience of the consequences of criminal activity helps inform the work.

The programme reaches over 3,000 young people each year through annual touring productions performed by ex-prisoner and professional actors, workshops and bespoke longer-term creative projects with specific high risk groups exploring crime-related themes.

The programme also includes Synergy Studio, free theatre-based training for ex-prisoners which equips individuals for employment through the company’s young people’s projects and beyond.