13924896_10154303210906101_1564188561176321514_n.jpg
Chick-8.jpg
story.jpg
13924896_10154303210906101_1564188561176321514_n.jpg

About Bounce


Our work, our people, our story 

SCROLL DOWN

About Bounce


Our work, our people, our story 

About our work

Bounce creates original, thoughtful and adventurous theatrical experiences with and for young people. 

We make work that celebrates the affect creativity has on our well-being and ability to understand the world around us. Our programme is varied and versatile. The productions, exhibitions and installations celebrate the creative ideas and discoveries of our participants. Our work does not always culminate in theatre but it is inherently theatrical in its process.

How we make our work 

We made our work through a collaborative and inclusive practice where our practitioners and participants are both central to the creative process, taking ownership and agency of the creative practice. This has evolved our style to fuse theatre with other forms of art + culture to create a blend of traditional performance with experiential installations.  We work with theatre makers, visual artists, cartoonists, perfume makers and bakers to create our programme. 

Read more about our work.

Find out how to join in.

Use our teaching resources

Chick-8.jpg

Our People


Our People


Artistic Director

Louise Pendry

Executive Director

Rachel Turner

 Executive Director

Kirsten Hutton

Artistic Associates

Niamh Croker, Michaela Croker, Tom Daplyn, Amber Demetrius, Andrew Demetrius, Daniel Ramsden, Verity Richards 

People we partner with

Anstee Bridge, Army Welfare Officers (Houslow+Kingston), Cranford Community College, David Lewis, Heston West Big Local

People to thank

Kathryn Woodvine, Tangle Photography

 

story.jpg

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 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 emerged as a grassroots company who make work with people in their own spaces. We place participation at the heart of every single thing we do. 

We've worked with thousands of young people, made 20 major pieces of 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.