What We Do
Sixteenfeet has a strong connection to its Brixton base and a commitment to working with local communities. Our theatre productions bring classics up to date for young audiences, and our community projects work with local people to uncover the richness of their stories and experiences.
We specialise in outdoor theatre for children and families.
Between 2008 and 2018 we produced an annual promenade show, using our home base in South London’s beautiful Brockwell Park, and touring to some of the most special parks and green spaces across London. The scripts are commissioned adaptations with original music, from local artists. These include much loved classics reimagined for a young urban generation and viewed through a contemporary lens, so themes say in Jungle Book – problematic in some ways – are looked at afresh in terms of the environment, belonging, inclusion, identity, and sustainability. We have worked in partnership with Attic Theatre Company to produce a production of Twelfth Night.
We’ve also presented open-air cabaret evenings with Catch Me a Song.
‘As spellbinding for adults as it is for kids…Precisely the sort of theatre
that bring our parks and green spaces to life’.
South London Press
We also produce a programme of community projects including:
Providing workshops for primary and secondary school children
Short playwriting competitions
Creative writing sessions with Lambeth Elders
First Draft was an absolutely brilliant opportunity for me. For writers at any stage in their career, a chance to refine and develop their script whilst seeing it come to life with a professional director and professional actors, is a gift – Holly Robinson
Theatre on Kew
In 2022 we were invited to present the Theatre on Kew Season www.thatreonkew.com at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew and Wakehurst. Both productions were very well received. This is part of three year residency and we are planning our season for 2023.
I thought Twelfth Night was wonderful last night – such a talented and dynamic group of performers. We also thought the weaving of music around the play worked extremely well. We loved the intimate, affectionate relationship with the audience – it was a warm and affirming performance.
Thank you so much for looking after us so well and assembling such a talented group.
Director Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
The Jungle Book
What a magical performance and great day out!
A great version of the story with amazing costumes, songs and live music to inspire and capture the imagination of children and adults alike!
Audience feedback – See Tickets website
We have been asked back to Kew and Wakehurst for 2023 and our priority is to get sponsorship /funding in place for the season.
We are working with Brixton Youth Theatre to deliver a drama project for 7–11-year-old children from Refugee families and Asylum seekers in Lambeth.
We want to build our independent voluntary board of trustees.
This is an opportunity to be involved in a theatre company where your input really counts.
With the Board of Trustees’ help we intend to create a sustainable future for Sixteenfeet Productions.
We are looking for people who:
- Believe in the power of theatre and the arts to bring people together.
- Believe that art and culture should be accessible to all.
- Are perhaps connected to the creative or cultural sector (whether personally or professionally).
- Are able to give some time and energy to support the company
- Have experience that would be relevant to delivering our goals (PR, fundraising, legal, educational) whether in the arts sector or elsewhere.
Board members will be expected to:
- Attend 4 board meetings a year & AGM – at present all of these are being conducted over Zoom but in future we hope to hold at least one in-person meeting per year.
- Come to performances of Sixteenfeet Productions when they occur.
- Be prepared to give advice (usually over phone or email) about specific Issues.
- Offer support on occasions where their expertise would be valuable to the organisation – e.g., offering advice on a specific area or looking over a funding application and giving feedback.
Our voluntary Board is led by Chair Marina Caldarone
We are volunteer driven and work project to project depending on the relevant grants and funding raised to meet the costs involved.
We have no permanent paid members of staff and recruit on a freelance basis for each project.
As a member of ITC our aim is to pay production fees in line with ITC rates and guidelines .
We pay the London Living wage according to age.
Sixteenfeet Productions is a registered charity and limited company.
Please contact Marina Caldarone setting out why you wish to join our board and the skills and experience you are able to provide, together with your CV.