Through theatre and art, Good Chance creates new kinds of communities to empower artists from across the world and connect people, stories and cultures.

WHAT IS OUR APPROACH? 

Disrupt: we redefine what art can do in the 21st century through the spaces, productions and programmes we create.

Explore: we go to places where others don’t and where expression is under threat, finding new and untold stories.

Innovate: we create groundbreaking ways of bringing different people together.

Welcome: we embrace every individual’s unique traditions and skills.

Connect: we build communities which become stronger than the sum of our individual parts.

Create: we make world-leading work about the great challenge of living together now, building a crucible of stories of global and national relevance.

HOW DO WE DO IT?

Good Chance delivers three core programmes:

Good Chance Theatres - we build temporary Theatres of Hope in the form of large geodesic domes, in areas where expression is stifled and where immigrant and local communities are struggling to integrate. In collaboration with local and international artists, we deliver a multi-genre programme of workshops in our theatres and share this work with the wider public at a weekly Hope Show.

Good Chance Productions – we write, create and produce groundbreaking work with artists from across the world that provides a professional platform and context for previously untold stories of global and national relevance. We explore the intricacies, commonalities and complications of these stories, exposing audiences nationally and internationally to something new and provocative.

Good Chance Ensemble – we work with a collective of artists across the world supporting them to develop professionally and artistically through participation in our theatres and productions and additional collaborative projects.

 
 “A varied programme of music, drama, poetry, movement and debate, for and by the inhabitants of the camp, occupies the Good Chance theatre six days a week. All by itself it proclaims that life without culture is nothing but biology in survival mode.”
— Sir Tom Stoppard in The Sunday Times
 

Awards and Achievements

Genesis Prize 2018

Empty Space Peter Brook Award 2016

Evening Standard Theatre Awards, Editors Award 2016

Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Award 2016, Nomination 

Just Giving Crowdfunder Award 2016, Nomination

The Stage International Award 2016, Nomination

Groucho Club Maverick Award 2016, Nomination

Good Chance are an associate company of the Young Vic Theatre

Advocacy

To date, Good Chance have delivered speeches or presentations on the role of art in humanitarian crises at over 50 major events and conferences around the world. These include:

  • Speaking alongside David Miliband of the International Rescue Committee at the 2016 Global Exchange in New York, on the eve of the UN Global Assembly.
  • Speaking and leading sessions at CityLab 2016 in Miami, and 2017 in Paris, hosted by Bloomberg Philanthropies.
  • Young Progress Makers Conference in London in January 2017, hosted by the Evening Standard.
  • Speaking to over 1300 delegates from every country in the world at One Young World Summit in Bogota in October 2017.

Academic Research

At the start of 2017, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation published an enquiry into ‘The Civic Role of Arts Organisations’ entitled Rethinking Relationships. Good Chance was chosen as one of twenty international case studies of arts organisations working in innovative and groundbreaking ways to reach new communities. Read the full report here.