Transforming the life chances of refugees through arts and education

Using a participatory approach to education and the performing arts, Seenaryo works with marginalized communities in Lebanon and Jordan. We focus on equipping refugees and host communities living in uncertainty with the tools not only to survive, but to thrive.

More than 5 million Syrians have been externally displaced since the war began in 2011, leaving Lebanon & Jordan as the countries with the highest per capita proportion of refugees worldwide. These host countries and communities have welcomed and supported huge numbers of refugees, but many feel they are worse off. The refugee crisis has hit the most vulnerable people hardest.

  • Programmes

    Seenaryo runs a year-round programme of high quality arts participation and training for refugees and host communities. Click here to get an overview of the programmes we run in Lebanon & Jordan.

  • What’s Far Is Near

    On Sunday 23 June, Staging Sisterhood’s cross border production of What’s Far Is Near premieres simultaneously in two countries – at London’s Southbank Centre and The Palace Beirut.

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In 2018 we had 1028 direct beneficiaries

In 2018 we had 11,190 indirect beneficiaries

In 2018 we had 270 trainees

In 2018 we had 15 original theatre productions


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2018 Key Partners