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."

Most Recent Show

Spiders By Night

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A double bill of swift and strange scuttling . .
Waiting for ISON
by Emma Stadon

Through a telescope In his attic, a spellbound man follows the course of the comet ISON, enthralled. But isolation starts to dissolve his reality with the arrival of some new eight legged friends . .

by Katherine Melmore

A spider scuttles across the ceiling of a psychiatric ward. But minutes ago this spider was a young woman. She's once again trapped. Magical transformation or supernatural malice?

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05 Aug 2016 to 13 Aug 2016
theSpace @ Surgeons' Hall, Edinburgh Fringe

20 Nov 2016 to 21 Nov 2016
The White Bear, Kennington, London

30 Nov 2016
The Rondo Theatre, Bath

11 Dec 2016 to 13 Dec 2016
The Alma Tavern Theatre, Bristol

Latest News

Annual Sponsored Walk
Nov 2016

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On Sunday 27th November 2016, a hardy group of Stepping Out members completed the sixth Annual Sponsored Walk from Fromeside to the Alma Tavern Theatre symbolising our collective journey from struggles with mental health to recovery through the healing power of theatre.

Autumn / Winter Drama Workshops
Nov 2016

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

Our autumn / winter 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.

WHEN - Tuesday evenings 6-8pm. From 22nd Nov to 13th Dec

WHERE - Hours Studio, 10 Colston Yard. Colston Street. Bristol BS1 5BD

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 has made and performed work about her own mental illness. In the workshops, we will be working with personal stories to put together short drama pieces with mental health themes.

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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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