People Show


Founded in 1966, People Show is the longest running alternative theatre company in the UK.

Today People Show are a core group of seven artists who work together, and also independently, with a much wider network of Associate Artists who have been, and continue to be, involved with the company on a show by show basis.

People Show are committed to making multi-disciplinary, multi-media live theatre that is directly informed by the personalities and skills of the individuals working within the company at any given time. Our non-autocratic ethos is still as relevant today as it was at the inception of the company in 1966, and we strive to maintain a balance of creative input between the longer-standing members of the company and new artists. This is a crucial part of the process of generating and exploiting new material created through inter-disciplinary collisions and tensions. We have a commitment to creating theatre in its widest sense, embracing emergent technologies whilst remaining sensitive to the human scale.

All People Show productions are devised. Sometimes a show is created from scratch, starting only with the skills, personalities and ideas of a particular group at the beginning of a devising period. At other times an artist may have a specific idea they wish to develop prior to the main devising period: they may either be commissioned to conduct their own research or to work with another artist/s to experiment with material.


  • Drama
  • Mixed Media
  • Physical


  • New Writing
  • Site Specific

Organisation Type

  • touring