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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Divine Chaos of Starry Things
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25 Apr 2017 to 20 May 2017
The White Bear Theatre, London
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The Vagina Monologues
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27 Jun 2017 to 01 Jul 2017
Alma Tavern Theatre, Bristol
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Latest News

Spring Drama Workshops
Mar 2017

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

Our spring drama workshop programme is open to people aged 16yrs and over who have experienced mental health issues, their carers and allies. No experience necessary.

WHEN - Tuesday evenings 6-8:30pm. From 7th Mar to 2nd May

WHERE - Room 9, St Werburghs Community Centre, Horley Road, Bristol BS2 9TJ

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.

Youth Devising Group
Feb 2017

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We are looking for people aged 16 - 25 yrs who want to be a part of a project and create a performance piece from scratch about issues affecting young people. No experience necessary - Just enthusiasm and commitment.

Weekly sessions are free to attend and travel expenses will be covered.

WHEN - Monday evenings 6:30-9pm. From 6th Feb - 3rd April

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

CONTACT - Olivia Ware on olivia@steppingouttheatre.co.uk or 07843 210 272

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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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