Past Projects


Staging Time – 2019

Staging Time was a programme of activity delivered throughout 2019 at HMP Stafford. This activity concentrated on the facilitation of three 10-day performing arts [...]


Past Time – 2018

In the spring and summer of 2018, we worked in partnership with historians from the University of Warwick, to facilitate two unique food and [...]


Go to Jail – 2010 to 2016

The Go to Jail project originally grew from discussions about what we, Rideout, would do if we had the use of an empty shop [...]


Talent 4 – 2009 to 2018

Talent 4… was a ‘strengths-based’ workshop programme that used a mix of games, exercises and other arts-based activities to help participants improve their employability [...]


Argument Room – 2011 to 2013

The Argument Room was a monthly interactive debating forum streamed live on the internet, hosted by Rideout’s founding co-director, Chris Johnston. Originally developed in [...]


A Bigger Sound – 2011

A Bigger Sound was a five-week residency at HMP The Mount, developed and delivered in partnership with the Irene Taylor Trust Music in Prisons [...]


Creative Prison – 2005 to 2008

The Creative Prison was an artistic provocation on the form and function of imprisonment, focusing on a concept design for a new type of [...]


Repeating Stories – 2002

Repeating Stories was Rideout’s first cross-artform project, and as such, set a model for collaboration with a range of artists from different disciplines. It was [...]


Experiential Testing – 1999 to 2007

Experiential Testing was where Rideout began. This work comprised a huge number of drama-based workshops over several years, all delivered at HMPYOI Swinfen Hall. [...]


In Plain Sight – 2020

In Plain Sight is a site specific promenade performance, with food, about street homelessness, first performed at the B arts building in Stoke-on-Trent in [...]


The Social Agency – Remote Operations 2020

The Social Agency is Rideout’s ongoing arts-based support group for autistic and adults with mild learning disabilities living in Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire. Further [...]