Theatre gives you the power to develop and sustain a culture of safety.


Theatre is at work to explore the human factors involved in workplace safety.  Using safety plays as live, interactive case-studies illustrates how even the smallest action, or inaction, can have the greatest impact when it comes to safety at work.  Themes like responsibility, risk perception and safety interventions are highlighted and discussed in our workshops.

Challenging Attitudes

Effective safety management systems are critical in every workplace, however clients tell us that engaging people in the importance of upholding those systems can be difficult.  Complacency, rule-breaking or failing to raise a safety concern can all contribute to an unsafe environment.  Leadership is also important from safety in design through to supervision.  Yet traditional training methods often don't challenge attitudes and behaviours.

Theatre at work and scripted scenarios have been used to improve safety culture by clients in Ireland, the UK, Europe, Asia and the US in sectors including construction, utilities, manufacturing, distribution, pharmaceuticals, transport and energy.

Options range from short sessions delivered at a conference or meeting for one or two hours, to workshops of varying duration to meet your specific needs.  All workshops are highly interactive and facilitation is tailored to suit each group and your objectives.  We can also produce and script bespoke scenarios for your organisation or industry.

Theory Behind the Theatre

Our programmes reference key safety concepts and tools as appropriate to the programme objectives and resultant design, including thought leadership in safety and psychology.  Tools used include the Hearts and Minds Safety Culture model, Transactional Analysis and Push-Pull influencing among others.  We reference Daniel Kahneman, Edgar Schien and other contemporary psychologists, along with the work of Andrew Hopkins, Sidney Dekker, James Reason and Weick & Sutcliffe in safety culture.


Based on an Irish incident working at height in the construction sector, this case-study illustrates how every action has consequences and every conversation counts.  We explore the importance of individual responsibility for safety and some of the human factors that can influence a culture of safety on site....

The true story of a horrific incident onboard an oil rig illustrates how even the smallest actions can have major consequences when it comes to workplace safety.  We start after the incident has happened and go back in time to uncover the attitudes and behaviours which contributed to a fatality....

Based on an Irish incident this story explores how factors line up, behaviours merge and signals are missed leading to tragic consequences for a hard-working family man.  This workshop allows insights into the influence of pressure and workplace stress on judgement, hazard awareness and safe practices....

This play is based on a real incident which unfolded when a team of contractors were working at height on a Gatwick airport terminal extension.  With the project behind schedule, all levels were focused on getting the job done but were they focused on getting the job done safely....

This dramatic reconstruction explores safety from a leadership perspective and examines the factors which came into catastrophic alignment in the Gulf of Mexico when the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded and 11 men lost their lives....

Highlighting the importance of safety as a value both at work and at home, this play explores what can happen when people with differing perceptions of risk share a common endeavour.  The skills of safety conversations can prove so very important....

This workshop presents the perfect opportunity to apply theory in a practical way through our theatre-based techniques.  We use examples from your own organisation or industry to illustrate the skills of effective safety conversations and how to apply them in your workplace....

Set in construction, this play explores human error and the factors, both individual and organisational, that create human error traps in any industry.  It appears like just another day on site yet things can change seemingly very quickly....

Inspired by real events in pharmaceutical research and development, this play explores some of the consequences when hazards are not properly evaluated and safety management systems fail.  When it comes to duty of care where does accountability fall....