Stepping Out Theatre

Stepping Out Theatre

Charity information

Stepping Out Theatre

Stepping Out Theatre produces live theatre using a combination of mental health service users and theatre professionals. Many, but not all productions have a focus on mental health.

Founded 1997

  • Mission statement

    Formed in 1997, based in Bristol, and with sixty four productions to its credit, Stepping Out Theatre is the country’s leading mental health theatre group. It has produced a wide range of work on mental health themes and is open to people who have used mental health services and their allies. It has won two national awards for its groundbreaking work. Actor Mark Rylance is Patron of the group.

    The group runs drama, writing, dance and music workshops and also has members with many other skills. It offers mental health service users the opportunity to work alongside people with professional experience of writing, directing and acting, some of whom are service users themselves.

  • Aims

    Stepping Out Theatre aims to:

    • 1) To relieve the conditions of mental health service users through the medium of theatre.
    • 2) To produce plays dealing with mental health issues which counter negative stereotypes of people with mental health problems.
    • 3) To advance the education of the public about mental health in order to raise their awareness and understanding of mental health issues.
    • 4) To advance the education and training of mental health service users.
    • 5) To develop the creative talents of service users, build supportive networks and produce high quality theatre on mental health themes.
  • Overview

    Established: April 1997

    Registered Charity Number: 1117912

    Board members: 8

    Full time staff: 2

    Volunteers: 15

    Phone number: 07790 980688

    Address: 19 Webb Court, Park RoadBristol BS11 0FH

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