Sophie Austin


I am a theatre and film director based in the UK.
As a well as a freelance director, I co-run SHH Productions, a female led film production company, I’m Creative Associate at international arts organisation Dash Arts and am on the board for Rewrite

I was Artistic Director of Teatro Vivo, 2004 - 2019, a theatre company specialising in site responsive work and a founding board member and chair of the Training & Development Committee for Stage Directors UK

I also work as an outside-eye, dramaturg and mentor.
I'm a natural born storyteller who likes to work across a range of mediums and with an extraordinary bunch of collaborators to make the most interesting stories for diverse audiences.


  • Circus
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Mixed Media
  • Musical Theatre
  • Opera
  • Physical
  • Puppetry


  • Community
  • New Writing
  • Rural Touring
  • Site Specific
  • Street Arts
  • Young Peoples

Organisation Type

  • touring
  • venue