Visual & Physical Theatre 

Who We Are

Our Vision

Vertebra Theatre is a female led ensemble of Theatre Makers from diverse backgrounds with passion for creating contemporary Devised Physical and Visual Theatre.


With a taste of the Absurd and the Visual Storytelling we seek to explore the interplay between the dynamics of life, imagination, myths and science creating original and socially informed writing for stage.

Placing the Body and Collaboration in the core of our practice and research, we strive to create artistic work that is radical, relevant and fluid stretching the boundaries between Physical Theatre, Dance, Puppetry and the Visual Arts. 

Our Mission

To promote contemporary Visual and Physical Theatre in the UK and abroad.


To co - create and co - produce devising performances for and with audiences across the spectrum of age, abilities, ethnicities and race creating artistic dialogues that break the barriers of language. 

To place research and collaboration between artistic forms at the heart of our practice and commit to work that is constantly moving, emotive and evolving.

To engage with and promote European Theatre Practices in the UK and abroad.


Vertebra also provides  physical theatre, puppetry and dance workshops to intergenerational groups and uses dramatherapy and performatory approaches to build communities. 


It's not 'Produced''. It's a ceremony, a ritual - you should go out of the theatre more human than when you went in. 

Ariane Mnouchkine

An Ice Thing to Say
Dark Matter

Alongside our main artistic programme, Vertebra Theatre creates Participatory and Arts in Health Projects in UK and abroad.

Our projects are responsive to the needs of the communities we are engaging with. We bring devising theatre, puppetry, animation and intergenerational work to promote social inclusion and build well-being in health care, community, educational and prison settings. 

Community Engagement

Theatre for the Senses -The Gisborne Herald NZ