We’re hiring!

MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANT (KICKSTART) Upstart Theatre are looking for a Marketing and Communications Assistant (Kickstart) to join our team and learn with us. This role is funded by the Kickstart Scheme and is only available to people aged 18-24 who are registered with a Jobcentre and are receiving Universal Credit. About Upstart Theatre Upstart […]

International Playable Theatre Lab – what we learned

We’re excited to be publishing the Evaluation Report on the first ever International Playable Theatre Lab! This two-week digital residency brought together artists in Mexico, Macedonia and the UK to explore the possibilities of Playable Theatre. We had a great time and learned loads – so we’ve made this report available in case it’s useful […]

Looking for an Illustrator

CALL FOR ILLUSTRATORS The Project Upstart Theatre have been commissioned by Royal Botanical Gardens Kew to create a card game for an event at COP26 and follow-up use in educational workshops. We’re looking for an Illustrator/Graphic Artist to join our team and create the artwork for the game and packaging. We’re particularly interested to hear […]

The International Playable Theatre Lab starts today!

This morning I’m dusting off our Gather space, checking our Zoom links and finally figuring out how to manage Discord, because today we’re kicking off the first ever International Playable Theatre Lab.

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Make Theatre Playable workshops announced!

We’re ridiculously excited to be announcing our autumn season of Make Theatre Playable workshops – a series of online, Pay What You Decide sessions exploring the fun, creativity and joy of making playable and interactive theatre.

Thank you Emma!

Today the Upstart team are saying goodbye and thank you to our brilliant friend and colleague Emma Sampson.

June 2021 News

Join us for adventures in space, online, and in theatres!

DARE Festival 5: What we learned

We’re publishing the evaluation report for our first ever online DARE Festival! It was an adventure with some real challenges behind it, and we wanted to share what we’ve learned.

Apply for the International Playable Theatre Lab!

Applications are now open for the International Playable Theatre Lab! The Lab is a two-week digital residency offering artists in North Macedonia and Mexico the opportunity to explore the potential of interactive theatre.