- Theatre produced by a theatrical group but oriented toward the people. This involves a group of actors, directors and dramatists producing for the community a play which inspires social change. Their objective may be didactic, that is trying to bring to the people some educational message that encourage the audience to tackle the problems that their community faces.
- Theater organized by and for the people, with spectators. A group of people drawn from trade unions, cooperatives and other popular organizations without professional expertise and without departing from its daily tasks, sets up workshops for the peoples theatre. Their social drama and theatrical presentations contain elements drawn from the community and use people from the community. It should analyze the local and national problems, trying to obtain as much information as possible and to provide interpretations of actual events. The work may or may not be written, according to the interests and needs of those concerned. Music, humor, songs and dialogue are used to stimulate the emotive and critical reactions of the spectators.
- Theatre organized by and for the people without spectators. This is a ‘theatre informant’ in which the participation of the public creates the work performed, and in which the action gets through to the spectator and stimulates him/her into becoming an actor and dramatist. This can be done by the members of the community being asked to recount a real sequence of events for which the solution is difficult.