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About Bounce


Our work, our people and our story over the last 10 years

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About Bounce


Our work, our people and our story over the last 10 years

About our work

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

We make work that champions the value of theatre making, opportunity and creativity. 

The work we make celebrates the affect creativity has on our well-being and ability to understand the world around us. 

Our creative team produce an innovative and inclusive programme of clubs and creative projects. These often occur in non-traditional theatre spaces with a view to creating access to creative opportunities, where they might not otherwise exist. 

Our programme is varied and versatile. We make productions, exhibitions and installations to celebrate the creative ideas and discoveries of our participants. The work is therefore not always about making theatre but it is inherently theatrical in its process.

As a company we have learnt and developed an innovative and inclusive practice by listening to the needs, interests and motives of our participants. We take an exceptional level of care over the work created with, for and by them. Our participants are central to the creative process in all of our work and are able to take ownership and agency of their creative practise. In doing so we are proud to have evolved our style of work to fuse theatre with other forms of art & culture such as vlogging and the visual arts. Along with creating visual art installations and returning to place performance in them later.

Recent work includes Urban Art Stories, an interdisciplinary exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery. This was followed by Fried Chicken, a professionally performed production made with 24 young people at risk of becoming NEET.

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Our People


Our People


Artistic Director 

Louise Pendry

Creative Producer

Rachel Turner 

Executive Director

Kirsten Hutton

Creative Team

Niamh Croker

Michaela Croker

Daniel Ramsden

 

Tom Daplyn

Amber Demetrius 

 

Friends, Collaborators and people to thank:

Achieving for Children,  Andrew Demetrius, Anstee Bridge, Big Local Heston, Heatham House,
Heritage Lottery Fund, Katherine Greening, Kathryn Woodvine,  Lauren Purser, Sue Bazan, Taz Virdee and Tangle Photography.

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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 was founded in 2006 around a kitchen table. Our intention was to create opportunities for young people to make theatre. Over a decade we’ve worked with over 12,000 young people between 2-21, made 20 major pieces of work and delivered countless workshops. 

Artists have worked with young people to share work in unsual 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 the name suggests, Bounce is about a state of movement. The story is the journey people take on a personal level and its contribution to their well-being, learning, sense of community and entitlement to access cultural spaces.