Welcome to our new team members Ezra and Nash!

Upstart Theatre are delighted to welcome Ezra Joy as Production Assistant and Nash Metaxas as Marketing & Communications Assistant to the team. Joining as part of the UK government’s Kickstart scheme, Ezra and Nash will be great assets to the company and foster more opportunities for the development of exciting and fresh Playable Theatre. Ezra’s […]

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 […]

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!

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.


We've been looking at the Government's announcement about the Points Based Immigration System and, to be honest, we couldn't really understand it. So we made a game. Want to play and see if YOU can be allowed into the modern paradise that is the UK?https://t.co/sJGcxwviyH pic.twitter.com/TvMFn7bJMZ — Upstart Theatre (@upstarttheatre) February 19, 2020

Upstart Theatre’s Autumn Season

REPUBLIC Draughts Board Game Cafe, 24 September 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? The choice is yours in this new […]