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You can now support us through the Big Give website.

Support 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. 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, excitement 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 learning activities we offer including workshops for schools/colleges , pre- and post-show talks with members of the company each week on tour, at which school parties, groups and individuals gain a unique insight into the production process. Plus Shared Experience process workshops.

We need your support to ensure our future; we are not a regularly grant-funded organisation and have to raise approximately £150,000 to enable us to produce each tour, and provide the extensive supporting educational activity around the 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 £150,000. Thank you for your support.

Richard Humphreys - Chair

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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