Fallen Angels Dance Theatre (FADT) exists in Chester to support those in recovery from addiction to transform their lives, and to share the recovery journey with the wider public, through dance, performance and creativity.

Spreading Wings

The Spreading Wings project will be delivered over three years, from April 2021 to end March 2024. Where Fallen Angels Dance Theatre will be reaching out in a variety of ways from our base at Storyhouse.

Weekly participatory sessions engaging people from across Cheshire West and Chester at in movement and the co-development of new productions (for live & digital performance)

Community performances across Cheshire West and Leigh, Greater Manchester, (or online in the event of restrictions)

Taster sessions with local partners.

Supporting Angels Development over 2 years: developing choreography/workshop facilitation skills; ambassadorial and peer support skills – in line with each volunteer’s individual goals and career ambitions including volunteering opportunities with FADT.

We explore recovery from addiction through movement. Workshops and projects are led by professional dance artists from Fallen Angels Dance Theatre through the Artistic Direction of Paul Bayes Kitcher – himself in recovery from addiction, with over 30 years professional experience in dance.

You can expect a high quality experience including:

  • physical warm-up
  • exploration of our stories through creative movement
  • cool down and stretches
  • fun and laughter

The emphasis is on the group experience and achieving something special together. Some of our projects lead to performances when members of the group are ready and feel confident. There will also be opportunities for social activities as a group such as going to the Theatre, and recovery/community events.

When: Weekly on Mondays 12-2pm

Where: Garret Theatre, Storyhouse, Hunter Street, Chester, CH1 2AR

Who: Adults in Recovery from addiction and/or mental health challenges

Funded by: National Lottery Reaching Communities, Chester Bluecoat Charities, Godson-Kendal CT, Sir Donald & Lady Edna Wilson Trust and Sanctuary Housing.

Take Part

We welcome adults in Cheshire who are in recovery to join our weekly group. Please contact for more information.

You can find out how to refer someone here.

If you are from an addiction/recovery setting please contact: for more information about the Taster sessions.



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