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."
Spectacular Success of New Big Show!
The Rise and Fall of Ronald J. Dump has become the most successful 'big show' in Stepping Out's 21 year history of mounting these ambitious productions which have put hundreds of local service users onstage for the first time over that period. Ticket sales and audience numbers this year were our highest ever for a production of this type.
Interviews with 'Made in Bristol TV' which you can see below tell more about the background of the production.
Mick Jagger tweets about #GreatApes
Mick Jagger came to see our production of Great Apes and enjoyed it so much that he tweeted about his experience.
"I managed to catch a performance of #GreatApes at the Arcola last weekend, it's really funny, so if you get the chance to watch it in the future, I'd recommend it!"
Stepping Out Theatre
19 Webb Court, Park Road
Bristol BS11 0FH
Registered charity - 1117912
m. 07790 980688
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