The Livewire Trust believes that all young people are good and intelligent and that with a supportive environment all young people can succeed. We believe that as a community we should encourage, debate with, challenge, inspire, teach, learn from and engage our young people as they are our future.

We use positive behaviour management at all times. No one is ever put down or made to feel any less than any other.

Respect for all.


Theatre Workshops

Our Theatre Workshops including games, theatre activities, improvisation and devising.

Led by fully CRB checked and experienced Theatre Practitioners.

These take place on a Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. 

Year 3 - Year 6 group

Time: 4 -5pm
Location: Pemberley Academy,
Hodings Road

Year 6 - Year 11group

Time: 7 - 9pm
Location: Burnt Mill Academy
First Avenue,

Year 9 and above group

Time: 7 - 9pm
Location: Harlow Playhouse,
Playhouse Square,

Livewire: Mindfulness

Livewire:Mindfulness classes were introduced back in 2017 allowing us to focus on the mental health and mind state of our young people, especially those who are in their final years of school about to take their upcoming exams. We know it can be a stressful and daunting time for all so we focus on breathing techniques, visualisation and other exercises. Mindfulness classes are an open space where members can talk comfortably and confidently. 

Classes are small numbers, maximum of 10 members per session. If you'd like to take part then please drop us an email or contact us via Facebook to reserve a space. 

Age: 16+

Times:  7pm - 9pm

Location: Burnt Mill Academy
First Avenue,
CM20 2NR


Livewire offer free week 'theatre challenges' throughout the academic year, these consist of music, dance and drama workshops where young people can decide which they'd like to take part and work together to create an original piece of theatre in just 4 short days. All music, choreography and drama is completely devised by the young people, allowing them to tell use their imaginations and skills they've learnt whilst attending regular Monday or Thursday night sessions. 

The performance of the original piece will take place on the Friday afternoon, family and friends are welcome to come and watch. 


Early Summer
Late Summer

Dates and locations will be announced nearer the time. Places must be reserved to take part in a theatre challenge. 

Watch the video below to see what our last theatre challenge was all about...


Schools and Community

For the past 18 years, Livewire has sought funding from a variety of sources, including HEC, bringing our own unique brand of ‘Interactive Theatre’ to year six groups across Harlow. Our aim is to continue this delivery into schools and we will do this by offering our services for commission on an individual basis.

What we can deliver:

Talk to us about what you need and we will work with you to develop a programme of delivery that suits your needs. We pride ourselves on tackling new issues in new ways and we are happy to discuss any ideas (no matter how early you are in planning or how far out the idea is!).

What we're good at:

Interactive Story Telling for reception up to year 4 and Interactive Theatre for years 5 and 6 on issues that matter to your school such as:

Bullying / Respect for all
Smoking / Alcohol
Internet Safety / Cyber Bullying
Cultural Diversity

We can also devise and provide games and activities alongside our theatre workshops to support the delivery.


The fee we charge not only pays for our time in your school but pays for the preparation. This means that Livewire can survive the current economic climate and continue to provide free drama workshops each week for up to 60 young people from our community.

Rate available on request.

What We've Achieved

  • 4 fully-funded Theatre Challenges throughout the academic year focusing on a wide range of topics
  • Raising awareness on different topics from cyber bullying to cultural diversity to children aged between 5 to 11 years old
  • Providing FREE workshops every week during term time for the young people of Harlow.
  • Numerous fundraising events across the year supported by the local community