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Change through Theatre

Second Chance Theatre engages with many communities through performances in schools, communities and city theatres. Working alongside students, community members, inmates and parolees to create performances that engage with social problems and encourage further thought and problem-solving.

Productions: Programs

Life Decisions

Making a Difference

Through our Support Services, we have the potential to make a real and positive change in the community. This is one of our key areas of focus here at The Second Chance Theatre Project, and a source of much success for our Non-Profit Organization. Get in touch with us today and see how you can lend a helping hand with this program.

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Frequent Flyers

Doing What’s Needed

Most of our efforts pertaining to this program involve studying new approaches and developing innovative ways to implement them. We evaluate our success in this field by gathering qualitative and quantitative data, and using that information to measure shifts and changes from our baseline measurements.


Live, Love, and Leave a Legacy


Following the success of Mission (I’m) Possible in 2018, an inspirational theatre production depicting the lives, hopes and dreams of Pollsmoor inmates, the Second Chance Theatre Project performed on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 September 2019 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC).

In keeping with Heritage Month, which South Africa celebrates in September each year, the programme was titled Live, Love and Leave a Legacy. Audiences were challenged to think about their historical inheritance and the legacy they would like to leave behind for future generations. As the parole company suggested by their title, in Cape Town and in prisons, we are Mixed Masala.

A spectator commented that “I went to watch as a duty but left feeling uplifted and hopeful about the future” while another remarked, “I didn’t expect to laugh so much!”


Mission (I'm)possible


Mission (I'm) Possible was a compelling live theatre performance created by inmates from Pollsmoor prison under the auspices of the Second Chance Theatre Project. This intimate, insightful theatre production provided a unique glimpse into the lives of prison inmates. Mission (I'm) Possible, highlighted the dreams and aspirations of inmates and demonstrated that each is more than the crime that he or she has committed. 

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