Founded in 2010 Petersham Playhouse specializes in producing immersive theatrical journeys in unique and exciting locations throughout the country. Always in groups of forty or less audiences are invited to follow a linear narrative along a specially choreographed theatrical trail. Guided by actors our shows embrace all areas of the performing arts. Along your journey you may happen upon all manner of theatre, music, puppetry, dance, acrobatics and illusion. This is coupled with a beautifully crafted and detailed approach to their set design, fully immersing audiences into their magical and unforgettable worlds. Past shows include 'La Petite Mort', a collaboration with The Old Vic Tunnels and Les Enfants Terribles, 'Mrkywood: A Journey with the Brothers Grimm', an immersive theatrical trail at last years Wilderness Festival, and 'A Christmas Carol', a promenade production with puppetry set at Petersham House.
As well their own productions Petersham Playhouse also focuses on commissioning new work that supports and nurtures young and emerging talent. Since opening they have produced a number of shows from young writers and performers including 'Dr Quimpugh's Compendium of Peculiar Afflictions' written by Phil Porter (Royal Opera, RSC) and composed by Matin Ward (Royal Opera, ENO), Superbolt Theatre Companies' 'Piatto Finale', and 'Debussy & Ravel: Earth & Water', a conversation at the piano with Martin Jacoby.