Company No; 7478921

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Handprint Theatre make theatre for and with young people

 using storytelling, physical theatre, British Sign Language and a combination of anything they can get their hands on, the company strive to empower young audiences.


Handprint create theatre and education projects which are accessible to both Deaf and Hearing audiences not segregating but allowing all to share stories which communicate across language, disability or culture.


Deaf and hearing artists making work for Deaf and hearing families.


What a year!

We send all our support to all the young people, teachers, school staff and families supporting the safe return to school. This year has truly tested everyone to their limits, and we can not wait to start sharing stories together again.

We have been working online, delivering workshops with some amazing Deaf and hearing young people, and are looking forward to working with our partner schools to make sure our first visits back into a building will be safe and creative for everyone.

Over lockdown we have been brewing up some new ideas for festive shows that can visit community venues or schools, as well as creating some new online content, including working with the BBC Proms, and our school project which has been supported by Arts Council England.

We have even set up a YouTube channel and hope to revamp our website in the near future.


Do you live in Waltham Forest or Harrow? If so join our BSL Bedtime Stories projects.

We're looking for your memories, favourites and ideas to be included in the writing. See our social media for full details.


For all the latest please look at our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter pages.

Keep in touch, sharing your stories, and ideas for future projects together. We will be back!


Marian Hoddy & Laura Goulden, Directors of Handprint Theatre

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'This is the best day ever'

Young person, January 2018


'Very easy contact and excellent communication'

Teacher 2018

'We have always had positive and excellent collaboration'

Primary and EYFS Teacher, 2018


'I think everything was just perfect, colour, interaction'

Audience member 2017


'Smiles & laughter in every session is the feedback you could ask for'

Welmede Foundation

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Some great news.

Handprint Theatre have been making Theatre For and With Young People for ten years. Our work has always prioritised Deaf and hearing artists creating work for Deaf and hearing families, inspiring and encouraging thousands of Deaf and hearing young people to get creative.

We are honoured to announce that

Ruth Montgomery will be our first Patron.

Ruth has always been an big supporter of our ethos to 'be creative with what you have', not relying on big budgets but on the true magic of storytelling and human connection.

She is a professional musician, teacher, artist and Clore Fellow. She was recently a winner of the Francesca Hanley inspriation award for her services to music and her Audiovisability project which brings together Deaf and hearing musicians and visual artists.

Ruth said "I am very proud to be Handprint Theatre's first patron. Their high quality visual theatre productions are a true example of integration through sign language, music and visual arts.  Working with deaf and hearing actors, they foster community engagement between the deaf and hearing worlds. . They explore topics that are important and relevant to all walks of lives today."

We are so excited to be moving forwards with Ruth, and creating more opportunities to inspire and discover future Deaf and hearing creatives.



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