A dance performance with live music inspired by civil and human rights movements

In a democratic land where we have the right to vote and the right to have our voices heard, we see a story of human rights following the path of restriction, control and conditioning.

Rights to Move is a live promenade performance of dance and music asking what does it actually mean to have rights, whose rights are they anyway and what difference do they make?


The Courts, Bridewell StreetBristol BS1 2QD




Our Tuesday and Wednesday performances are now sold out.

Inspired by civil rights movements past and present, and set in Bristol’s old magistrates court and prison, you, the audience, will be given the opportunity to rewrite history and decide the fate of people through protest and a simple vote.



We are a charity that builds relationships with young people from all backgrounds, helping them reach their own potential and live fulfilling lives. Our productions are youth led, with young people 16 - 25 being involved in every aspect of the show, from the cast to the tech, directing and producing. 

We want our shows to be experienced by an audience that is from all backgrounds. No one should miss the opportunity to enjoy culture (in this case dance and music) because they can't afford it. 

That's why you have an option of which ticket you want to buy for this performance.

If you can afford to support young people, you can choose between a 'Feeling generous' ticket and a 'Standard ticket'. 

You can also come along for just £1. 

You don't need a PayPal Account to make a purchase. Select PayPal as the payment method and finalise the transaction through PayPal Guest Checkout'. 

Get in touch with us at info@creativeyouthnetwork.org.uk or 0117 947 7948 for group bookings. 

About the project 

Funded by the Heritage Lottery Young Roots Fund, Creative Youth Network has given young people aged 16 – 25 years old the opportunity to learn about the heritage of Bristol and the role it played in the civil and human rights movements. Young people throughout Creative Youth Network Youth Clubs have been encouraged to talk about what their rights are and why it’s important to help shape rights for future generations.

We're proud to have been working with Tribe Dance Theatre and Rise Youth Dance Company, alongside support from local historian, Dr Edson Burton and Bristol Museums and Archives. These partnerships have enabled young people to create a new, visual and immersive piece of dance theatre that reflects our heritage and the role Bristol played in the rights of those nationally and internationally.

Rights to Move

We are tired and frustrated. Our generation is the first one to be worst off than the previous one. I voted for the first time in this election and that made me feel great, like I actually can change things. That’s why now I want to share this with other people, through dance and stories

Jenny (18)

Journey to Justice

This performance is part of the Journey to Justice programme of events. The touring exhibition focused on the civil rights movement is coming to Bristol in October and we are kicking off the discussion by engaging young people in our youth clubs in discussions about rights all throughout the summer. 

Our Creative Courses are also producing work in photography, film, fashion and music around the theme of rights during our summer term. 

Find out more about Journey to Justice.

Booking for this event has now closed.