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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.  



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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...

We started this year with this statement...


'It is 2020, a chance to try new things and explore new ideas.

A new decade to share creativity with young people.'


And as Covid-19 had impacted the world we stand by this statement.

Although we are unable to visit young people in schools and the community,

it is still a chance to try new things, explore new ideas, and continue to share creativity with young people.


To support families being creative at home, we have our Facebook/Twitter Family Screen Free Activities offering ideas and reminders of activities that can be done at home, with few resources and no screens!

If you do use the resources do send us a picture, we would love to know you are all doing ok.


Behind the scenes we are working on ways we can carry on delivering our workshops

once Social Distancing rules are changed, but until then,


We send our best wishes to all the families, schools and young people in keeping safe, and well.


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.