A unique theatre company

Formed in 1997, based in Bristol, and with seventy four 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 Stranger on the Bridge

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Postcard Productions and Lightbox Theatre in Association with Stepping Out
One cold January morning in 2008 . .

21 year old Jonny Benjamin went to Waterloo Bridge to take his life. Balanced on the edge of the railings, a stranger stopped and talked him out of jumping in an act of kindness that was to change both their lives forever.

The Stranger on the Bridge is a poignant account of what led Jonny to the bridge that day and the astonishing events six years later when he decided to track down the Good Samaritan to say thanks. A heart-warming, inspirational and deeply moving production featuring Jonny Benjamin himself, this is an account of what it is to struggle with mental illness but also how redemption can be found in the darkest and unlikeliest of moments.

This stranger-than-fiction true life story is a moving and thoughtful portrayal of one man's determination to find the Good Samaritan who changed his life.

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02 May 2019 to 04 May 2019
The Salberg, Salisbury Playhouse, Malthouse Lane, Salisbury, SP2 7RA
Thu - Sat 7.45pm Sat mat - 2.45pm
£9 / £13.50
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14 May 2019 to 18 May 2019
The Tobacco Factory, Raleigh Road, Bristol BS3 1TF
from £12
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Latest News

Lunar Sea gets article in The Stage
Sep 2018

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The adventures of the Lunar Sea team in Finland have been recognised by The Stage.

Click on the image below to read their article.

Mind Your Music Crowdfunding Launch!
Aug 2018

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The joint Stepping Out Theatre / Mind Your Music event Baroque and Roll at Kings Weston House will launch a 6 week crowdfunding appeal that will decide the future of our sister mental health music group Mind Your Music. Their funding is running out fast and the stakes could not be higher. Will Mind Your Music survive into 2019 and beyond?

Watch the fantastic video promoting the appeal here.

Donate to the crowdfunding appeal 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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