Zest Theatre

Zest Theatre

England, Midlands


Drama Mixed Media

Organisation Type

Other Touring


01522 569590

Zest exists to bring inspiration and innovation to a new generation of theatre audiences.

Established in 2007, we make work for theatres, festivals, outdoor spaces, schools, and digital platforms. Our award winning work has been described as ‘unpretentious’ (The Stage) and ‘invigorating’ (The British Theatre Guide). Our interactive, immersive and site-specific productions actively place the audience right at the heart of the story.

Zest’s work reaches around 20,000 young people across the country every year! We are passionate about the development of young audiences. Each production is inspired by the needs, lives and imaginations of those aged under 25

Zest uses a collaborative approach to creating our work, with every member of the cast and creative team contributing to the making of each production. At the heart of this creative process is in-depth research and co-creation with young people, giving Zest a powerful insight into the lives and minds of our intended audience.

Through expertly led workshops and conversations, our unique practice gently unlocks the voices and creativity of young people, enabling participants to share their thoughts and feelings in the most incredible ways.

It’s not rocket science – it’s just conversation, but the impact is tangible and enriches our productions. Our participants leave feeling empowered, making their voices heard and discovering new things about themselves and their peers.

We call this the Zest Effect.

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