We support, collaborate with and invest in artists to make new theatre and reach new audiences.
We commission, produce and make work for the audiences of south east England. The work we make ourselves tends to be new theatre for non-theatre spaces such as community halls. We produce the work of a number of independent companies including Catherine Ireton, Little Bulb Theatre, Up in Arms and Victoria Melody. We also commission work, often with partners, for particular audiences including work for early years and village fetes.
We tour our own work and that of our associate companies nationally and internationally, support a network of rural venues across Surrey, work with rural touring schemes across England and Wales and are continuing to build relationships with small scale theatres and art centres. We run house, a programme designed to meet the ambitions of venues to increase audiences and improve the range, quality and scale of theatre being presented across south east and east England.
We run caravan, in partnership with Brighton Festival, as a biennial showcase of new English performance to an international audience. We have a sister company, Theatre Passe Muraille, in Toronto, Canada with whom we regularly exchange work and develop joint projects. We also have an ongoing collaboration with Iran. We were partners in PASS – Circus Channel, a collaboration with eight French and English creation centres designed to support the development and touring of new contemporary circus funded through the interreg programme.