Welcome to Playback Theatre South West

Playback Theatre South West has at its heart a commitment to providing high quality Playback Theatre - a form of spontaneous improvised theatre. Personal stories, memories and experiences are given artistic expression by the actors, and everyday events are transformed into dramatic and compassionate theatre. It is a powerful tool for affirming life experiences and building community. It is a vehicle for promoting the unheard voice, active participation and empathy. Playback Theatre allows a high degree of sensitivity to the needs of any specific group.

Playback Theatre South West exists to bring intimacy into the community through artistic means and creative responses. We encourage understanding and tolerance to enable people to live together more harmoniously. We seek to reach out to people who might not easily access theatre and to support those whose life stories need to be heard and witnessed.

Playback Theatre South West deliver training and facilitate performances in Playback Theatre through our companies Mirror Mirror Theatre Company and Tarte Noire Women's Playback Theatre Company.