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You can now support us through the Big Give website.

Supporting us

Since 1976, Shared Experience has been instrumental in pioneering a distinctive performance style that celebrates the union of physical and text-based theatre. We are committed to creating theatre that goes beyond our everyday existence, giving form to the invisible world of emotion and imagination. We seek to explore the relationship between the world we inhabit and our inner lives. Text and language plays a major part in our productions as we strive to offer our audience not only visual excitement, but also deep emotional engagement and intellectual stimulus.

We see the rehearsal process as a genuinely open forum for asking questions and taking risks that redefine the possibilities of performance. At the heart of the company's work is the power and excitement of the actors' physical presence and the collaboration between actor and audience - a shared experience.

'Shared Experience is one of the most distinctive theatre companies in the land. Those who have seen the company are unlikely to forget its thrilling productions'

Daily Telegraph

We hope you enjoy watching our work onstage. It's the result of an enormous amount of careful preparation but this represents only part of what we achieve. Central to our work are the activities we offer to schools including around 30 workshops for schools over a year, pre- and post-show talks with members of the company each week on tour, and our trademark Theatre Days at which school parties gain a unique insight into the production process.

We need your support to ensure our future; we are not a regularly grant-funded organisation and have to raise approximately £360,000 annually to enable us to produce and tour two productions a year, and provide the extensive supporting educational activity around each production.

By becoming a supporter of Shared Experience you will directly help us to continue our commitment to excellence both onstage and in our work with young people. We welcome and value any contribution you can make from £1 to £100,000. Thank you for your support.

Polly Teale

For more information, please email us.

Friends and Champions

Make an annual donation of between £51 and £500, and alongside the warmth of knowing you have invested in quality theatre, we offer you the opportunity to enjoy:
  • A complimentary copy of the programme for each production, posted to you as soon as the show opens.
  • An invitation to opening night post show drinks with our directors, actors, and company members.
  • An invitation to a private pre- or post-show discussion during every production we do.
  • Advance information on all Shared Experience productions.

Our supporters

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