A unique theatre company

Formed in 1997, based in Bristol, and with seventy four productions to its credit, Stepping Out Theatre is the country's leading mental health theatre group. It has produced a wide range of work on mental health themes and is open to people who have used mental health services and their allies.

Mark Rylance, Patron

"The work Stepping Out Theatre is doing should be supported by all interested in a society that is healthy. Stepping Out understands and does not shy away from the possibility that theatre, the ancient art of these islands North West of Europe, is a transformative and healing activity which brings joy into people's lives. If you want to hear something true, go and hear what Stepping Out Theatre are saying. I only found myself in theatre, and I hear that Stepping Out is helping other people do the same. I have great hopes for this company and deep respect for what they are doing right now."

Most Recent Show

Baroque & Roll

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In association with Mind Your Music

A very special one day music festival at a spectacular location

Featuring from 2pm
The Ardeton String Quartet
with a special programme of Baroque Music

From 7pm
The Mind Your Music Collective and Friends
Contemporary songwriting, Americana, Jazz and Poetry

Working with local mental health service users to create live music, Mind Your Music are the country's leading mental health music group. This is their third Arts Council funded project following on from the Temple of Harmony Gig last year which saw them mount a one day music festival at a classical folly building in a beautiful location near Goathurst in Somerset.

One of Bristol's leading quartets since 2001, the Ardeton Quartet continue to wow audiences across the UK and beyond with detailed and exciting performances of music in just about every style and setting imaginable. Equally at home on the concert platform, a wedding reception or a rock venue, their consistently high standard of performance and enthusiasm has made them a favorite with local audiences.

Stepping Out Theatre are the country's leading mental health theatre company. Their production of The Provoked Wife at Kings Weston House in 2017 was a sellout success, and their more recent production of The Rise and Fall of Ronald J. Dump at the same venue highlighted local environmental concerns.


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19 Aug 2018
Kings Weston House, Bristol, BS11 0UB

Latest News

Lunar Sea gets article in The Stage
Sep 2018

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The adventures of the Lunar Sea team in Finland have been recognised by The Stage.

Click on the image below to read their article.

Mind Your Music Crowdfunding Launch!
Aug 2018

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The joint Stepping Out Theatre / Mind Your Music event Baroque and Roll at Kings Weston House will launch a 6 week crowdfunding appeal that will decide the future of our sister mental health music group Mind Your Music. Their funding is running out fast and the stakes could not be higher. Will Mind Your Music survive into 2019 and beyond?

Watch the fantastic video promoting the appeal here.

Donate to the crowdfunding appeal here.

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Stepping Out Theatre
19 Webb Court, Park Road
Bristol BS11 0FH

Registered charity - 1117912

e. info@steppingouttheatre.co.uk
m. 07790 980688

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