Superact has been working in the Justice System since its formation with a clear vision of providing performance and workshop opportunities to those in prison with the overall aim of reducing re-offending and improving personal development.

We work with people of all ages in a range of prisons, Juvenile Secure Units, Youth Offending Teams (YOTs) and Pupil Referral Units (PRUs). Superact sends professional artists into these settings for a range of projects, which have in the past seen groups working towards the production of a CD, a performance within a justice setting or a qualification which will aid their employability.

Musical Pathways

Musical Pathways is a Big Lottery Research Programme project. It began in 2011 and saw Superact's professional musicians enter a range of youth justice settings over two years to work with young offenders. The research is being conducted by our partners the University of the W…



Music in Time

The Music in Time project ran from November 2009 to May 2010 and aimed to provide an informal, interactive and creative programme of workshops which would encourage older prisoners to remain engaged with learning and social activity. We wanted to inspire participants to discov…



Musicians in Residence at Canterbury Prison

From 2010- 2011 Superact was offered the exciting opportunity to provide two musicians in residence at Canterbury Prison. These musicians delivered weekly sessions, looking at a variety of musical skills and genres, developing skills of participants who are working towards the…