Workshops In Services Everywhere Using Performance & Play

Who We Are

WISE UP Workshops CIC is a Community Interest Company based in Morecambe.

Since 2013 we have been supporting local people of all ages & all abilities through an inclusive range of creative activities to promote health & wellbeing, to build resilience and self-confidence.

All our team members and volunteers hold the necessary qualifications and have completed training that’s relevant in supporting attendees; Many also have additional knowledge from previous and present job roles. A play therapist, SEN teaching, Coaching, Braille experience, Theatre practitioners and more are all on hand to ensure everyone gets the most from their time with us.

“A spectrum of skills meets a spectrum of needs”

Our main aims are;

  • Raising aspirations and supporting personal development
  • Inclusive practice
  • Improving wellbeing and mental health
  • To build confidence & learn life skills
  • To offer opportunities and new experiences for all ages & all abilities
What do we deliver?

  • Participative creative experiences
  • Weekly drama workshops for all ages & abilities
  • Social clubs; Films & Board game cafe
  • Performance projects at local theatre spaces
  • School Support; Play therapy, drama therapy, drawing & talking therapy
  • Wellbeing experience days for individuals, families & teams
  • Community collaborative projects


Weekly drama & creative arts workshops for young people ages 5-17.

Acting, Dancing, Performance, Art & Creative projects performed at local venues.

Learn news skills, build confidence, have fun and make new friends.

Every Tuesday 6pm-8pm.

Wise Up Youth Theatre

This group is created by the young people themselves using performing arts as a medium to express their views and beliefs on issues that they feel affect their lives such as mental health issues, environmental topics and relationships. The main aim is to offer a safe creative space for local teenagers. Suitable for ages 12+, based in Morecambe, Tuesdays 7pm-9pm.

Holiday Youth Programme

Our holiday programme offers creative arts and performance skills workshops & performance projects during Easter & Summer.

For ages 5 upwards, all abilities welcome.

Call the team for costs and dates.

Youth Film

A relaxed atmosphere to catch up with friends and connect through films of all themes. We provide a healthy cooked meal and a warm safe space. Donations welcome. Fortnightly Mondays 6-8.30pm, all ages welcome.


Adult Theatre Group offers a weekly safe space that is a fun & inclusive space for adults with disabilities. Our approach is participative, we include everyone to collaborate & create devised theatre together.

We meet on Friday afternoons 1pm-3pm.

The cost is £5 per session/ Carers attend for free.

‘Perception’ a creative performance project exploring our experiences living with a disability.

Little Theatre Company
By The Sea

We are a small ensemble of local performers and artists of all ages from the local area. We deliver productions and projects at various venues which are accessible to all. If you are interested in joining please email the team to arrange an informal meeting.


We welcome everyone of all ages and all abilities to our welcoming creative space at our central Morecambe venue, we provide a healthy lunch and tai Chi. Prices from £2.50. Carers free.

Board Game

A fun atmosphere to catch up with friends and connect through board games.

We provide a healthy cooked meal and a warm safe space. Donations welcome. Fortnightly Mondays 6-8pm, all ages, families, individuals welcome. Call to check dates and for more information


A new social enterprise in the heart of Morecambe offering a dining and live theatre experience inspired by Morecambe Bay.

Wellbeing experience days, Birthday parties & celebration days available for all ages.

From the
Bay Shop

From Arts and Crafts created by attendees and local artists including gift vouchers for an experience day, from beautiful pre loved clothes to seaside inspired handmade gifts there is something for everyone. Visit our shop in the Plaza Arcade in Morecambe on Monday afternoons, Wednesday all day & Thursday afternoons.

Monthly Workshops

From Burns supper to Lamb shank suppers, we find any excuse to cook for you, entertain for you and give you a night off. These fundraiser events help to raise funds for our organisation, all ages welcome, families & individuals, contact the team for more details.

Support in

We provide bespoke one to one and group wellbeing support for children of all ages and all abilities in educational settings.

Using creative arts, storytelling, play therapy and drama we enable children to express themselves and grow in confidence.


“At Wise up we are listened to, our ideas are valued and we all work together, I am really looking forward to this year’s play because we have all co-created the piece.”

(Chris, age 13)

“I nearly stopped coming last year because I felt anxious but the team helped me feel good again, I am their helper and that makes me feel good.”

(Kate, age 9)

“Tonight was my first performance, I loved hearing the audience clap at the end.”

(Kadie, age 6)

“It is great to be welcome at the wellbeing group, as a 71 year old man it isn’t often I can have a giggle. I have got to know people of all generations and I enjoy coming here to connect.”


“Thanks for everything you have done for me, I feel so much more confident.”


“I love it at Wise Up, I have made friends and I feel I have grown.”


“You do what it says on the tin- Helping people through creativity.”


“Tonight’s performances were great, I just love what you guys are doing in our community.”

(Jim-Centreline Films)

“I just wanted to thank you again for all your help and support with the Schools Health, Wellbeing & Safety Days.
The feedback from all the heads, teachers & pupils has been absolutely fantastic and it will be a school day no one will forget.”

(Sarah from Lancaster ICC)

“It was a pleasure meeting Elspeth and her team yesterday, I feel that you have created a very positive, compassionate and creative space that empowers and enables community members to flourish- great work!”

(Guy from Lancashire Youth Fund)

'Inspiring Individuality through Creativity'