About us

About bounce theatre

Bounce makes original, imaginative, and brave work.

We want to make work that makes people feel happier through the act of participation.

So, we put arts projects into everyday spaces. We bounce, if you will, into rehearsal spaces, cafes, community centres, schools and outdoors to bring people together to be creative. This work has been shared in the same spaces. We’ve also showcased, performed or exhibited at the National Archives, Southbank Centre, Rose Theatre, Paul Robeson Theatre, Soho Theatre, Tara Arts, Saatchi Gallery, Kingston Hospital and the BFI. We’ve participated in the International Youth Theatre, Kent Council Safeguarding Conference, Wandsworth Arts Festival and exhibited at the marketplace at WOW 2019 amongst others.

Everything we make is underpinned by our values – creativity, care, and connection.

How do our values inform our work?

“This is amazing. Thanks for sending this through. I had tears in my eyes when listening to it. Such a profound and emotional podcast. I am so pleased with the way it is as the personal accounts really hit home. Thank you for producing this amazing piece of work, it’s outstanding.”

Parent

Creativity

Formed around a kitchen table in 2006, we’ve spent the time since then learning and refining the way we think about theatre. We now produce new writing projects, podcasts, visual art and theatre with people in and around London.

We want to nurture people’s relationship with their own creativity. We often work on interdisciplinary projects to give people an opportunity to bring skills, pick up new skills and contribute creatively to the work.

“What I like about the projects is it allows me to try new things which I never thought I’d like, and it gives me more confidence to be myself and not to worry what people think of me. It’s given me a chance to be me and show me it’s okay to be yourself.”

Participant, Youth Theatre

Connect

We want people to feel connected – to each other, to our company, to the work and ultimately to themselves.

We aim to ensure people develop their skills during their time with us. As they develop creatively they imagine and explore new ways to see and be in the world.

“As the weeks have gone by, I’ve seen them both grow. Having opinions. Able to have conversations with other children, who they’ve never met in person.”

Parent, Youth Theatre

Care

We make our work with care for the people involved. Everyone’s happiness is key to the projects we run – so our work will often change and adapt as the group grows, to ensure everyone’s voices are heard.

We care about the way we run our business & always strive to do better for our team, our community and the environments we operate in.

“I cannot express the gratitude, pride and joy we feel right now. She has struggled to do a lot of things in her life. Her anxiety can be crippling. I am literally blown away by her writing! The fact that she is prepared to share her writing and her feelings is truly a monumental achievement! We are so proud of her and extremely grateful to @bouncetheatre for giving her the opportunity to be brave… And share… And maybe help someone else along the way. From the bottom of our hearts: Thank you. ”

Parent, Youth Theatre

Find out more about us…

How to join in – See What’s On

See what people say about us – Testimonials

You can read more about our work in 2021 here (COMING SOON)

Learn about Our People

See more of our Past Work