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New Perspectives Theatre Company has been through a number of changes in its name and location during its forty-six year history, on its way to being the company that is producing exciting touring work today. Visiting community venues and theatres across the Midlands and beyond, including productions transferring to New York, Singapore and London's West End; currently under the leadership of Artistic Director Jack McNamara and Executive Director Sally Anne Tye.

Flying the flag for the East Midlands

1972: Five drama graduates set up a Theatre in Education (TIE) programme. The five founding members Dave Johnston, Colin Hicks, Richard Pinner, Christopher Vine and Carol Leader all gave up jobs in teaching to create Perspectives.

1973: Renamed as Key Perspectives in taking the name from a residency at the Key Theatre in Peterborough. Specialising in working with young people and successfully campaigning for funds to save the theatre and form a cooperative.

1979: Became Perspectives Theatre Company, taking up residency at The Cressett in Bretton, Peterborough and touring to non-theatre venues with work specifically relevant to East Midlands audiences.

1982: Moved its activities to a new base at Mansfield Community Arts Centre.  

1988: Appointmented of a management board along with the Company's first Artistic Director, changing the name to New Perspectives Theatre Company.

2006: The Company moved to its present home in Basford, Nottingham.

Today we continue to create and tour diverse ambitious theatre, encompassing new writing, adaptations and revivals, collaborating with a range of partners. We present work in community settings as well as traditional venues, with a speciality in rural touring and provide a range of focussed training opportunities for regional artists.




Welcome

New Perspectives is an East Midlands based national touring theatre company, with a specialty in creating a diverse range of performances for rural audiences. We make ambitious and original theatre, focusing on new writing, adaptations and revivals, which we present in community settings and venues nationally and internationally. We provide career defining training and mentoring opportunities for emerging regional talent and manage the rural touring scheme Northants Touring Arts . 


Whether you’re a theatre lover, rural champion, or believe in widespread access to the arts then please help us make our work. Like every actor on stage, or each word on the page, every donor plays a vital role, your support can make a real difference... Find out more

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 New Perspectives is a registered charity no. 1058309 
 

TOURING

THE FISHERMEN
Mon 19 - Sat 24 August
Edinburgh 
Tue 3 September - Sat 12 October
West End, London
Wed 16 - Sat 19 October
Canterbury

AUTUMN TOUR

 
Raw and poetic take on an economically divided world

CHRISTMAS AND TOURING

A new fearless adventure
Unicorn, London
FrI 15 November  - Sun 5 January
 
 
 
 
 

NEWS

True stories, skinned, gutted and served up in Cleethorpes...Find out more
 
Valentine Olukoga is joned by David Alade, star of Stomzy's short film Gang Signs & Prayer Find out more

New Perspectives and the Unicorn join forces to bring Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen's brilliantly subversive picture book to the stage for the first time Find out more

The Fishermen returns to Edinburgh Fringe as part of this years EdShowcase line up before a 6 week Trafalgar Studio run marking New Perspectives West End debut Find out more