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February 2024 - Commissioning Update

As we head into a new financial year, do contact us with any questions around commissioning by emailing

We are at capacity for tours up until March 2024 and are now looking ahead to April onwards and commissioning tours for the new academic year 24/25.

For further information on our three key safeguarding programmes, please click on the links below:

This academic year (2023/24) we decided to keep on all 6 teams so that we have capacity to deliver a record number of commissioned tours as well as the schools that book us in themselves. This academic year we have been touring both close to our home in the West Midlands (Birmingham, Solihull, Dudley), in the outer Midlands area with whole county tours of Warwickshire and Gloucestershire and work in Shropshire and Staffordshire, and tours in three London boroughs. We are heading for well over 1000 sessions in this academic year, working with over 100,000 children and young people.

“We commission Loudmouth to provide subsidised sessions of their theatre in education programmes to our schools county wide. Loudmouth’s immersive theatre and education programmes are part of our preventative safeguarding offer on child exploitation (youth violence/knife crime), child and domestic abuse, sexual harassment and assault. Loudmouth make the whole experience, from booking to delivery to evaluation, very easy and the feedback from children, young people, parents and teachers is phenomenal!”

John Coleman - Director of Children & Families Service Make enquiry

Benefits of booking a Loudmouth tour

Whether your remit is to build on safeguarding strategies, including VAWG, or to improve sexual health outcomes we can work with you to reach as many children and young people as possible with impactful awareness raising theatre in education programmes.

“Loudmouth’s performances, workshops and resources are thoroughly researched, evidence-based, interactive and fun; providing unparalleled experiences for children and young people that supplement PSHE programmes. Loudmouth are a highly reputable, professional and inspiring team, who always go above and beyond to deliver quality programmes that are current, offer value for money and run seamlessly. Furthermore, programmes are backed by excellent governance procedures and policy where schools and other commissioning bodies can be assured they are in good hands. A highly recommendable organisation to commission.”

Kate Jennings - Senior Public Health Lead Make enquiry

Who we are

Loudmouth Education & Training has managed and delivered well over 200 theatre in education tours for funding organisations across the UK since its start in 1994. Over the years we have established a reputation as one of the UK’s premier theatre in education companies, reaching over a million children and young people. We specialise in safeguarding and relationships work, putting the educational emphasis at the heart of our programmes.

"I commission Loudmouth year after year as they work in a unique way to get health information across to children and young people. The participants they work with enjoy and actually remember the health messages."

Jill Edwards - Public Health Manager, Dudley MBC Make enquiry

What we do

We create and run theatre in education progammes for primary, secondary and college aged children and young people on issues around...

  • harmful sexual behaviours - sexual harassment and assault (VAWG)
  • child abuse and exploitation
  • teenage partner abuse/domestic abuse
  • youth violence/knife crime/county lines
  • sexual health
  • puberty and transitions to secondary school
  • mental wellbeing
  • anti-bullying
  • extremism/PREVENT agenda
  • alcohol and drug use
  • We are regularly commissioned to create new programmes.

"On a ‘pounds per pupil’ basis, Loudmouth represents excellent value for money. Over the last 4 years, Loudmouth has worked with Umbrella to reach tens of thousands of young people. The Loudmouth-Umbrella partnership is a real success story."

Natalie Slayman Broom - Umbrella Business Manager - Sexual Health Services 2015-2020 Make enquiry

Loudmouth's work is of the highest educational quality, our performances are all followed by interactive workshops and supported by lesson plans. Our work is proven to have increased children and young people’s awareness and knowledge of the issues covered, had a positive impact on behaviour change and increased referrals.

So far this academic year 2023/24 we are booked in to run 13 tours. The largest is a county wide tour with a funded amount of over £140,000 per year, reaching over 12,000 children and young people in 50% of all educational venues in the county. Our commissioned funding amounts range from £6,000 - £140,000 and cover a number of areas across the UK. We are always particularly interested to hear from commissioners in the West Midlands where we are based.

What you get if you commission a Loudmouth tour

With 30 years of experience in the field we know how to work with commissioners to ensure you get best value for your spend with the best reach and quality of product as possible. All our tours are delivered on time and in budget. Our experienced administration team take away the headache of booking by managing every aspect of the tour at no extra cost. We keep in close contact with our funders and regularly report back on tour progress and outcomes.

"Communication with the company is a joy. The effective and timely evaluation clearly demonstrates the positive impacts on young people's lifestyle choices."

Lyn Stepanian - DAAT Coordinator, Public Health, Telford and Wrekin Council Make enquiry

Included in the tour costs:

  • High quality performances followed by impactful workshops
  • Workshop facilitation by experienced, full time safeguarding and PSHE specialists
  • Evaluation of impact
  • All tour management and administration run by Loudmouth free of charge
  • Free access to follow up resources, updates and advice
  • Effective training resources for professionals
  • Information for parents
  • Signposting to local and national support services

You can view an example of one our tour evaluation reports here.

"Loudmouth Education & Training were a pleasure to commission. They delivered results, provided prompt and useful feedback and achieved all the outcomes required."

Gemma Thompson - Strategy Officer, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council Make enquiry


Let us know your budget and aims and we can work with you to ensure you get best value for your spend with the best reach and quality of product as possible. We can discuss the different options we can offer you for your budget.

"I was astounded at how focused and attentive the children remained throughout. The actor-facilitators were both very professional and engaged the children in such a meaningful and positive way. An intense subject which was pitched perfectly!"

Helen Trueman - Development Coordinator, Grace Mary to Lion Farm Big Local Make enquiry