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 see performances which communicate across language, disability or culture.  



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Company No; 7478921

Take a look at our Education and Theatre pages to find out more about what Handprint are up to...

The summer term (and weather) should finally be here and we are thrilled to share with you some great projects we have coming up.


We are starting a new project with Discover - Children's Story Centre in Stratford, working with young people and their families exploring stories through drama and crafts.


We will be working with MouseTrap Projects - PlayMakers project, inspiring young playwrights to create and write their own plays to be performed by professional actors. We will also be running a teachers INSET day in May.


Our brand new show Moonbird based on the children's book by Deaf write Joyce Dunbar and Jane Ray will be previewed in Reading in June, after an exciting R&D period at the fantastic family venue artsdepot.


We continue to be working with some young Deaf leaders of the future on their Arts Awards. As well as working with some incredible Deaf young actors in their schools across London.


And as always we have our Deaf and hearing outreach teams who will be working with many young people across the UK on projects with Early Years, KS1 and KS2, using creativity to explore our communication, confidence, well-being and emotional literacy.


Our international partnerships continue to help us share ideas and expertise with likeminded companies across the world, whilst being able to explore how creative teaching can inspire young people across cultures.



We love to find creative ways to teach the curriculum,

so do contact us with any tricky topics - we love a challenge!


Please look at our education pages for more information and workshops.


Hanprint Theatre make theatre for and with young people.


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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