Sixteenfeet collaborates with writers, musicians and actors to produce new work and tell classic stories in a contemporary and inventive way. We specialise in site-specific theatre, which we perform in unexpected places. We also run an educational programme with workshops to support our productions.

Established in 2008, Sixteenfeet Productions has maintained its core aim, of providing an alternative to the traditional theatre going experience. The company is based in Brixton, South London. We are committed to increasing arts provision and providing volunteering and work experience for young people.  Our first theatre production in 2008 was delivered as part of a pilot Arts programme in Brockwell Park, Lambeth. We remain rooted within our community and continue work in partnership with community organisations including Lambeth Libraries, Brixton Youth Theatre and Brixton Community Base.

We are probably best known for our outdoor promenade productions. We take classic tales and give them a contemporary twist.

  • Writing

    In 2014 we partnered with Lambeth Libraries and launched our yearly playwriting competition: First Draft. First Draft is open to all who live, work or study in Lambeth. The selected plays are rehearsed with a professional team and staged as part of the Lambeth Reader’s and Writer’s Festival. We’re committed to supporting the development of new writers in the borough and offering opportunities to platform their work.

  • Youth Opportunities

    We work closely with Brixton Youth Theatre and last year engaged three young people to work with us during the summer as stewards and crew.  Additionally we offered two internships over the summer to students who had completed their first year of Theatre design, and a placement to a trainee stage manager who has completed her first year at Guildhall School. An intern with us in 2013 took on the role of Assistant Producer on First Draft and Associate Director on Goldilocks and the Three Endings.

  • Educational Programme

    Sixteenfeet offers a range of informative, participatory workshops based around our productions, which explore the theatre making process and look at the themes and background of the work we create.

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