Art Breakers

Created 2018

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‘It’s the best thing I’ve ever gone to ever and I love the people there and what we do and it’s just super cool and stuff’

Art Breaker, Aged 15

‘It’s way better than any other drama group I have tried!’

Art Breaker, Aged 12


Art Breakers is an out-of-the-ordinary performance group for young people aged 11 – 15 living in Sheffield.

Run in partnership with Theatre Deli Sheffield, Art Breakers was established in 2018 as a space where young people can play with new ideas about performance – change the rules, experiment with stuff and learn different ways of working.

We are a welcoming and inclusive group and no experience is necessary. The group is free and we particularly welcome applications from young people who are currently underrepresented in the arts.

You can apply yourself through a simple application process or be nominated by a teacher, youth worker or local CYP organisation who knows you well. The group is currently full but we will be open to applications/nominations again in January 2020.

For more information and to apply/nominate please contact or 0114 279 8977

We would like to gratefully acknowledge financial support for Art Breakers from the following Trusts and Foundations:

– Bluecoat & Mount Pleasant Educational Foundation
JG Graves Trust
– Sheffield Grammer School Exhibition Foundation
– Sheffield Town Trust
– James Neill Trust Fund

Financial support for our participation work enables us to create exciting opportunities for young people to engage with the arts. Find out more about how you can support our work here.