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.

New Playable Theatre Workshops

We’re delighted to be sharing our new programme of Playable Theatre Workshops! We’ll be running online workshops every month between now and the end of 2021, all of which are aimed at theatremakers who want to explore how you can use game design techniques to power-up your relationship with audiences.

Our DARE Festival Shortlist

We’ve been blown away by the incredible range of submissions for DARE Festival 5! We received a total of 165 submissions from a hugely diverse range of artists from across the UK. It’s been thrilling to see the creativity and drive of all these wonderful theatremakers, and to experience the appetite for making playable theatre. […]

One Red Balloon

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 […]