50 years of high-quality, thought-provoking theatre

New Perspectives is a leading touring theatre company based in the East Midlands. We make new writing accessible to people in a wide range of spaces and places. We remain true to the company’s original focus of sharing exceptional and thought-provoking stories, amplifying underrepresented voices and supporting local talent.

The company began in 1973 after a group of Bretton Hall graduates created a Theatre in Education (TIE) company with a clear objective: to bring an urgent story to a new audience. The company's first production, a devised piece about David Oluwale, a homeless Nigerian man who was killed in British police custody in the 1960s, toured to schools and young audiences.

Over the past 50 years, New Perspectives has been through many changes: 3 variations of our name, 3 different home locations and 5 artistic directors have followed in the founders' footsteps. 

Today, as a leading touring theatre company based in the East Midlands, we continue to make high-quality theatre accessible to people in a wide range of spaces and places. We remain true to the company's original values by championing powerful new writing, putting a spotlight on unheard or underrepresented stories, and supporting emerging East Midlands artists.

Whether you've seen 50 New Perspectives productions, worked with us, or only just discovered us, we'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support and we look forward to our future journey together.

What we've got planned for our 50th

We kicked off our 50th anniversary celebrations with a rural tour of new comedy play Model Village by Anita Sullivan which toured to rural spaces around the UK in October and November 2023.

Throughout our 50th year, keep your eyes peeled for more celebratory projects including a New Perspectives podcast and a set of commemorative postcards.

We will be finishing our 50th anniversary with another rural tour. This tour will be a co-production with Pentabus who are also celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2024! More information coming soon.

Share your memories with us

Over the 50th anniversary we look forward to connecting and reconnecting with as many people as possible who have helped make New Perspectives the company it is today, whether you've worked with us or you've seen one of our plays. 

If you have a memory, anecdote, photograph or would like to share what makes New Perspectives specials to you, we'd love you to get in touch with us:

Email us at [email protected]

Send a postcard or letter to 50th Anniversary, New Perspectives, 8 Park Lane Business Centre, Park Lane, Nottingham NG6 0DW

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Here's to another 50 years together!