Lightbox Theatre

Lightbox Theatre

At a glance


  • Arts
  • Local / community
  • Mental health
  • Older people / later life
  • Physical disabilities
  • Training / employment support
  • Young people

Other details

Geographical remit: 
National - England


Lightbox Theatre was founded in 2013 by Artistic Director Emma Faulkner to bring to light stories that are untold or overlooked.

Through our professional theatre productions and free drama and storytelling workshops for community groups (in particular young people, older people and those affected mental and physical ill-health) we are committed to advancing the public’s education in and exposure to the arts while making work by and for non-theatre audiences and people who may be isolated, excluded or disadvantaged. We also provide opportunities for young people to develop theatre career skills.                                                                                                                  

Since our inception, the beneficiaries of our work have mainly been people in London but in 2018 we began to expand our reach regionally by touring work to Bristol and the South West. We are moving our operations from London to Bristol in 2019 but will remain committed to both areas.


We provide drama and storytelling workshops to targeted groups in the communities we work in, to offer opportunities for creative engagement and to reduce the effects of disadvantage and isolation.

Recent examples of this include:

  • storytelling and drama courses for mental health service users, in partnership with Sound Minds and Springfield Hospital CAHMS unit in London 
  • drama workshops in primary schools in London and Bristol exploring happiness and wellbeing, to coincide with our touring show THE BLUE BIRD
  • reminiscence workshops in Bristol in sheltered housing schemes around the theme of home comforts and food, to offer a platform of connection for older people

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