HandMade Theatre

Unique, sustainable, engaging work with people at its heart.


Our Impact


We deliver creative projects to support and inspire our local community and strive to create engaging, inclusive and exciting work for all!

As a company, we have extensive experience of working with community groups of all ages and backgrounds. We are able to utilise our wealth of creative resources and talented practitioners to effectively work in a range of settings. 

We are particularly inspired by Heritage, looking closely and the history of people and places. 

Past projects have included:

Arnot Hill Park Centenary Mural: We worked in collaboration with City Arts, Gedling Borough Council, The Friends of Arnot Hill Park and the Express Yourself programme for young people to design and produce a large scale mural for the park.  The piece was inspired by the parks 100 year history and saw members of the community work along side professional artists to make their mark.

Gedling Country Park Heritage Trail: We took inspiration from the sites history and habitat to take park visitors on an interactive trail, meeting historical characters, spotting plants and animals and learning traditional crafts.

Our Impact

Our Impact

Play and creativity support healthy minds and bodies,
across all ages and abilities. They can build confidence, relieve stress and help solve problems.

Via our work with children and adults, we have brought laughter, joy and healing to a diverse range of audiences. From older people with dementia, to women who have experienced domestic abuse, to children of all levels of education ability, our workshops, projects and performances have provided them with an opportunity to leave their daily lives and travel with their imaginations to new and exciting places.

'Fantastic imagination a great way to re-think engagement in learning' Creative Schools Conference Delegate

The many benefits of play and creativity include:

  • Healthy intellectual, emotional and social development in children and young people.
  • Easier absorption of information, enabling the learning process and alternative ways of thinking.
  • The creation of empathy, problem-solving and communication skills
  • The unblocking of old patterns of habits of thinking
  • The nurturing of our confidence, curiosity and connections with others.
  • The ability to express ideas, thoughts and visions about the world.

They are also really good fun!