A unique theatre company

Formed in 1997, based in Bristol, and with fifty seven 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."

Forthcoming Shows

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Spiders By Night
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20 Nov 2016 to 21 Nov 2016
The White Bear, Kennington, London
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30 Nov 2016
The Rondo Theatre, Bath
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11 Dec 2016 to 13 Dec 2016
The Alma Tavern Theatre, Bristol
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Cinderella - The Cillit Bang Years!
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20 Dec 2016 to 31 Dec 2016
The Alma Tavern Theatre, Bristol
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Latest News

We are looking for a Treasurer
Sep 2016

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Stepping Out is looking for a new Treasurer to join the team. The role is voluntary to ensure that Stepping Out's finances are kept in order. The role is likely to suit an experienced book-keeper or accountant who wishes to give something back to a worthy cause and be part of a dynamic Board of Trustees. The primary aims are to provide accurate financial records and systematic reporting to support the Chief Executive and Trustees with decision making. If that sounds like you, we would love to hear from you.

For more information and a full role description, please email info@steppingouttheatre.co.uk or call Olivia on 07843 210 272.

Free Drama Workshops
Aug 2016

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Want to explore your creativity in a safe and fun environment?

Our summer school drama workshop programme is open to people aged 16yrs and over who have experienced mental health issues, their carers and allies. No experience necessary. Travel expenses covered with bus / train ticket receipts.

WHEN -Tuesday evenings 6-8pm. From 2nd August - 6th September

WHERE -Tues 2nd - 9th August at St Werburghs Community Centre, Horley Road, Bristol, BS2 9TJ.
16th August - 6th Sept at Gasworks Studio on 27 Narroways Road, Bristol, BS2 9XB.

CONTACT - Email Olivia Ware at olivia@steppingouttheatre.co.uk or phone 07843 210 272.

Workshops will be delivered by Viki Browne, an experienced performer and workshop leader who recently devised and performed an autographical piece about her own mental illness. She uses theatre to tackle complex and taboo issues in an informed and compassionate way. She is interested in exploring different methods including lighting, projection, text, humour, music, recognisable images from pop culture to say the unsayable.

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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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