The Paper Birds


The Paper Birds are an award-winning devising theatre company with a political agenda. We are artists and educators. We pride ourselves on taking socio-political subjects and making them accessible.

We are story collectors. We spend time in communities, listening to personal experiences. The words of the people we meet form the backbone of our shows, giving voice to the voiceless, painting powerful and very human alternative social commentaries. Our desire to listen, to understand and then ‘give voice’ means not only making space for the under-represented and the misunderstood but also that our shows explore voices from all walks of life. We aim to do this in breath-taking theatrical fashion.


  • Drama
  • Mixed Media
  • Physical


  • Community
  • Disability
  • New Writing
  • Rural Touring
  • Site Specific
  • Theatre in Health
  • Young Peoples

Organisation Type

  • touring