Welcome to Bounce Theatre. We create original, thoughtful and adventurous opportunities for creativity.
We celebrate creativity by making theatre. We also create installations, celebratory events and make space for everyday creativity. Everything we produce is co created with our participants, animating found spaces with creative action.
Our intention is to always ensure creativity remains personal and a sustainable part of life, whilst sparking curiosity, conversation and a sense of community.
Bounce began around a kitchen table in 2006. We started because we believed in the good that comes from learning through the arts. For a decade we’ve shaped all we do around that principal. ‘What is the good to come out of this?’
Over the last decade, we’ve worked with hundreds of young people from three to 21 across numerous boroughs. We’ve made young people fly, cry, sing and dance. They’ve been amongst other things irate teenagers, princesses, witches, wizards, ghosts and a donkey.
Together, we’ve made work on estates, in underused theatre spaces, in youth festivals, in a hospice, a museum, schools, alternative education projects, at the seaside, in a classroom, along a riverside, in art galleries and at festivals.
We have partnered with families, community groups, teachers, youth services, hospice staff, outreach officers, housing officers, commissioners, local authority providers, neighbourhood resident associations, older peoples centres and alternative education providers as part of what we do.
Our work has evolved in form and content. We don’t define our success by the theatre we make. Ironically we make a lot less of it these days.
We absolutely cherish what we do make. However, we are committed to the principals of creativity, co-creation and cultural democracy. Creating opportunities for people to harness their creativity in all sorts of ways ensures that art and culture remains a meaningful, accessible and sustainable part of everyday life.
To us, creativity is an act of self care and thus a contribution to individual well-being. It is also a catalyst for curiosity conversation and collaboration. It leads to invention and innovation. All vital components for a well society.
This is why we exist.
In short, we believe that good things from finding your creativity.
People are at the heart of everything we do. Our core team work with a range of brilliant and innovative practitioners who all care about the social value of arts and culture. We are a happy mix of artists, educators, designers and business professionals.
Our core team
Friends and Collaborators
Evaluation and Development Consultant Kirsten Hutton Finance Jane Ryan Graphic Design Andrew Demetrius Creative Collaborators Tom Daplyn, David Lewis, Daniel Ramsden, Verity Richards, Katie Turner, Emma Wellsfat
Highlights from 2006-2017