ThickSkin Theatre

ThickSkin Theatre

England, North West


Dance Mixed Media Physical

Organisation Type



A new wave of artists and audiences inspired by epic theatre experiences.

ThickSkin is an award-winning theatre company based in Manchester, making work across live and digital platforms. We create bold and ambitious theatre; using our distinctive physicality and cinematic style to reach and inspire young, new and diverse audiences across the world. We nurture talented theatre makers, providing a springboard for artists who are ready to take a leap.

Our work includes a wide range of creative approaches to tell stories in new and inspiring ways. From live stage productions to virtual reality experiences, to immersive audio plays, we make theatre that is rooted in contemporary culture.

ThickSkin is committed to supporting young people and early-career artists through education, training and employment in the arts. We work hard to reach new audiences through our work and especially young people who have less opportunities or interest in going to the theatre.

The company was established in 2010 by co-Directors, Neil Bettles and Laura Mallows. The duo have led ThickSkin through the last decade, striving to create space for under-represented young people to be heard and celebrated in theatre. Last year, while theatres were affected by the pandemic, ThickSkin reached over 36,000 people through digital engagement and more than 2,230 young people globally through live and digital learning experience, designed to support drama and dance students while schools were closed.

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