Cardboard Citizens is the UK’s only homeless people’s professional theatre company and the leading practitioner of Forum Theatre in the UK. We work with homeless and ex-homeless people, including asylum seekers and refugees.
They use forum theatre and performing arts to give homeless people a voice – enabling them to reach and recognise their potential.
Their work gives homeless people an identity; it builds skills and confidence, and supports individuals to raise and face the issues necessary for them to make positive changes in their lives.
Cardboard Citizens works with over 3,000 homeless people a year in London, with a similar programme of work now being replicated in Manchester and Liverpool.
Key statistics:Cardboard Citizens works with over 3,000 homeless people a year.
The company runs over 450 workshops with homeless people a year.
Each year they enable over 200 homeless people to engage with formal education, training and support services.
Each week over 250 homeless people access their ‘This Way Up’ arts workshops.
Each year they provide over 400 weeks of paid employment to homeless actors and actresses.