Upstart Theatre re-imagines the world by making theatre playable.
IS CULTURE BAD FOR YOU?
In the latest episode of our podcast we talk to Dr David O'Brien about Panic! It's an Arts Emergency, a ground-breaking study into inequality and taste in the arts in the UK.
Submissions are now open for DARE Festival 5
We're commissioning six new 30-minute in-development shows on the theme: We Demand a Better Future.
Eleven citizens of Birmingham ask what we can do to make change and whether we can be 'on the right side of history'.
RED PLANET: REVOLUTION
The year is 2119 and the Republic of Mars is finally free. As the leaders of the revolution, the future of the planet is now in your hands. Will it become a land of peace and freedom, or a war-torn wasteland?
One Red BalloonOne small balloon. One epic journey. You’re a small balloon on an epic adventure. Fly your balloon as high as you can before it bursts. Popping clouds will get you bonus points, but if you bump into anything else, your balloon will burst! How high will you fly? A game inspired by the […]
DARE Festival 5: We Demand A Better FutureCall For Artists Please note that applications for DARE Festival 5 are now closed, as of noon on 2nd December 2020. We’re leaving this post up for reference purposes only. Upstart Theatre are thrilled to announce our call for artists for DARE Festival 5, which will take place […]
In this episode, recorded live at DARE Festival 2019, Tom talks to Dr David O’Brien about Panic! It’s an Arts Emergency, a ground-breaking study into inequality and taste in the arts in the UK. Read Panic: It’s an Arts Emergency. Find out more about Dave’s co-authored book Culture Is Bad For You. Follow Dave O’Brien on Twitter.