Breaking the rules

Looking for change by using Legislative Theatre

Legislative Theatre is used to challenge existing unfair laws, regulations, rules and implicit social norms. Do you feel that something needs to be changed at either (inter) national or community level? Then this is the project for you!

As a team of dedicated practitioners and youth groups, during the year 2022/2023, we have kept on developing Boal’s technique and adapt it to our current realities in the Netherlands and Belgium. After a few international trainings, events and filed research, we have complied the information into a toolkit and a series of videos that aims to inspire you to start your own project.


You can download the toolkit here.
The toolkit contain links for videos, if you have any issues in using the link, visit our youtube page, and look for the series “breaking the rules”.

Looking for your feedback

This is a collaborative process, and we would like your feedback. If there is something you would like to share or propose to us, please enter in contact with Andreia Bessa.


This workshop is part of an Erasmus plus partnership between Formaat in Rotterdam and Sering in Antwerpen, to develop an innovative tool for youth participation in decision making at a local, national and international level. For more info on this partnership see the project page Legislative Theatre 4 You(th).