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About Us


Our company, people, vision and values

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About Us


Our company, people, vision and values

Bounce creates original, imaginative and brave work.

Our ambition is to unlock creative potential. In doing so we spark curiosity, conversation and collaboration.

All of our work is made with our participants. Our practice is thoughtful, adventurous and inclusive. Born out of the principal of listening we ensure creativity remains authentic for our participants and our team.

Together we animate spaces with an exciting programme of performance, installation, celebration and down time for everyday creativity.

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Our Work


Our Work


Bounce began around a kitchen table in 2006. We started because we believed good thing come from learning through theatre. For more than a decade we’ve refined and shaped all we do around the principal. ‘What is the good to come out of this?’

Much like our name, our work has evolved and changed in both form and content over the years. However at the heart, we have always remained committed to the principals of co-creation and cultural democracy. Or, perhaps, we simply make things with people rather than for them.

Our work is born out of listening to our participants. We draw their stories into ours, so we all own whatever is to be made. Stories are told through conversation, theatre, crafting, design or any tool people are most drawn too. The result is an original, imaginative and brave piece of work.

Our aim is to ensure that creativity remains a personal and sustainable part of peoples lives. We work with the intention that not everyone will leave us as theatre makers. Some will, others will simply leave feeling happier, or like they’ve been heard, or have somewhere they belong. This is the good that comes out of the work.

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TEAM bounce


TEAM bounce


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

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Our History


Our History


Over the last decade, we’ve worked with hundreds of young people from 3 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, BAFTA HQ, Southbank Centre, Rose Theatre, Soho Theatre, the Saatchi Gallery, in a classroom and along a riverside.

We have partnered with families, community groups, teachers, youth services, hospice staff, outreach officers, housing officers, commissioners, local authority providers, neighbourhood resident associations, older people's centres and alternative education providers as part of what we do.

Highlights from 2006-2017