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About Us


Our work, our people, our story 

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About Us


Our work, our people, our story 

About our work

Bounce Theatre creates original, thoughtful and adventurous theatre and learning experiences.

We make work that sparks creativity, curiosity and a sense of community. Working with people in their own spaces, we make new theatre and co-create meaningful ways to make creative learning possible.

Why we make our work

We are committed to programming work that places equal value on making theatre and the opportunity to be creative in everyday life.

We want to create a platform for people to discover what being creative means to them. In doing this we find our work has inherent health, social and economic benefits for the communities we work in. It can remove barriers to engagement and contribute to greater participation.

(If you are interested in finding out more about the statistics and data about the impact of our work, please email us.)

How we make our work 

We make our work through a collaborative and inclusive practice where artists and participants work collaboratively as Bounce. The work is democratically made and success doesn’t lie in whether people get up on stage or not. All members of the company take ownership of the creative practice, each learning, leading and following as the work develops.

This nature of collaboration has evolved our style to fuse theatre with other forms of art and culture. Alongside theatre makers, we also work with visual artists, cartoonists, perfume makes and bakers to develop and enrich our programme. 

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Our People


Our people and the people who work with us

Our People


Our people and the people who work with us

Artistic Director

Louise Pendry 

Creative Learning Director

Rachel Doherty

Learning Projects Manager

Amber Demetrius

Evaluation and Development Consultant

Kirsten Hutton

Artistic Associates

 Andrea Greenwood, Tom Daplyn, Daniel Ramsden, Verity Richards, Katie Turner  

People we work with

Andrew Demetrius, Anstee Bridge, Army Welfare teams (Houslow+Kingston), Chessington Community College, Cranford Community College, David Lewis, Heston West Big Local, It's Not Your Birthday But

People we would like to thank

Sue Bazan, Katherine Greening, Jane Ryan, Apryl Renee, Kathryn Woodvine, Taz Virdee

 

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Our Story


Creating theatre opportunities for young people for over a decade.

Our Story


Creating theatre opportunities for young people for over a decade.

"Bounce has existed for a decade and looking back we've made a lot of beautiful work. However, there isn't a singular Bounce story about that. Bounce is a collection of stories. Tiny tales as it were of friendships made, fears conquered and new things learnt." Louise, founder & Artistic Director

Bounce was founded in 2006 around a kitchen table. Our intention was to create opportunities for young people to make theatre after school. Over a decade, we’ve evolved into a grassroots theatre company who make work with people in their own spaces. 

We've worked with thousands of young people, made 20 major pieces of original work and delivered countless workshops in a range of spaces. Work has been made and shared in small community centres, school halls, during a trip to the seaside,disused theatre spaces and welfare centres. We have, at times, also shared work at youth conferences at the BFI, Bafta HQ, Tara Arts, Rose Theatre, Soho Theatre (part of Connections Festival) and the Saatchi Gallery. 

We hold both sets of experiences as fundamental to our story and the reason for our existence. As our name suggests, Bounce is about a state of movement. Our story is the story of the participants and how 'bouncing' has contributed to their well-being, learning, sense of community and entitlement to access cultural spaces.