A unique theatre company

Formed in 1997, based in Bristol, and with sixty three 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."

Next Show

The Rise and Fall of Ronald J. Dump

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A satirical ghost story for our times, where the scary history of Hallen collides with scarier goings on in present day Avonmouth

Hallen is a haunted place. Centuries ago, it was Bristol's dumping ground for the mad and the homeless, where those deemed witches were executed. Dumping is still going on today. A rubbish dump to the south, the chemical works to the north, an oil pipeline destroying the local watercress farm, and the M5 cutting the village in half. And now evil American waste product entrepreneur, Ronald J Dump is moving into Avonmouth and doing deals with corrupt local politicians that could make things even worse . .

But help is at hand, as Bristol's favourite environmental warriors, the Square Wheelers invade a haunted mansion to take on the ghosts of Hallen's sinister past and the forces bent on destroying its future . .

Set against the panorama of Avonmouth's belching chimneys, this site speci?c and immersive production takes audiences on a tour of the haunted mansion of Kings Weston House where modern day ghost hunts are a regular feature.

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11 Jun 2018 to 21 Jun 2018
Kings Weston House, Bristol, BS11 0UR
No performance on 15th or 16th
Performances start at 7:30pm

£12 / £10
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Latest News

First read through of New Big Show!
Feb 2018

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The first readthrough of Mark Breckon's The Rise and Fall of Ronald J. Dump will take place on Sunday February 11th 2.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m. in the John Vanbrugh Room, Kings Weston House.


If you are interested in being involved, or would like to know more, please contact Cher Douglas on 07505 144372 or email cheryl@steppingouttheatre.co.uk.

The Provoked Wife,'A Phenomenal Success!'
Nov 2017

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More to celebrate at the end of our 20th year! 'The Provoked Wife' has just become the best selling and most popular Bristol production in the entire history of the group.

More about this exciting production in our interview with 'Made in Bristol TV' 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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