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Actors Touring Company produces international contemporary theatre that travels - making the global, local and the local, global.

We are one of the only British theatre companies committed to producing international plays; and to touring the work of those global voices throughout  the UK (and beyond).

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Most Recent Production

Time Out Top 10 Theatre to stream

The Stage Top 50 shows to watch online

BBC Radio 3 pick of the week

AMSTERDAM directed by Matthew Xia, and produced by ATC with Orange Tree Theatre and Theatre Royal Plymouth was due to tour the UK between February and May. Following the closure of theatres, we took the show online, with a ‘virtual tour’ that was seen more than 25,000 times. Many thanks to everyone who made this possible. Join ATC’s mailing list, at the bottom of this page, to receive regular news about our next projects, coming soon!


Please support our work commissioning new plays NOW for whatever happens NEXT

Most Recent Production

Time Out Top 10 Theatre to stream

The Stage Top 50 shows to watch online

BBC Radio 3 pick of the week

AMSTERDAM directed by Matthew Xia, and produced by ATC with Orange Tree Theatre and Theatre Royal Plymouth was due to tour the UK between February and May. Following the closure of theatres, we took the show online, with a ‘virtual tour’ that was seen more than 25,000 times. Many thanks to everyone who made this possible. Join ATC’s mailing list, at the bottom of this page, to receive regular news about our next projects, coming soon!


Please support our work commissioning new plays NOW for whatever happens NEXT

Most Recent Production

Time Out Top 10 Theatre to stream

The Stage Top 50 shows to watch online

BBC Radio 3 pick of the week

AMSTERDAM directed by Matthew Xia, and produced by ATC with Orange Tree Theatre and Theatre Royal Plymouth was due to tour the UK between February and May. Following the closure of theatres, we took the show online, with a ‘virtual tour’ that was seen more than 25,000 times. Many thanks to everyone who made this possible. Join ATC’s mailing list, at the bottom of this page, to receive regular news about our next projects, coming soon!


Please support our work commissioning new plays NOW for whatever happens NEXT

Most Recent Production

Time Out Top 10 Theatre to stream

The Stage Top 50 shows to watch online

BBC Radio 3 pick of the week

AMSTERDAM directed by Matthew Xia, and produced by ATC with Orange Tree Theatre and Theatre Royal Plymouth was due to tour the UK between February and May. Following the closure of theatres, we took the show online, with a ‘virtual tour’ that was seen more than 25,000 times. Many thanks to everyone who made this possible. Join ATC’s mailing list, at the bottom of this page, to receive regular news about our next projects, coming soon!


Latest news

14th March, 2021


We are thrilled to announce that Ameera Conrad has been appointed as ATC’s new Associate Director, in partnership with LAMDA.

The post is funded by the Weston Jerwood Creative Bursary (WCJB) with the aim of improving socio-economic diversity within the arts sector and removing barriers to employment.  Within her new role, Ameera will be working with ATC Artistic Director Matthew Xia and LAMDA Director Sarah Frankcom in the development and realisation of new projects.  Both organisation will support and showcase Ameera’s artistic practice for the next 12 months.

Ameera is a theatre-maker from Cape Town, South Africa. She is an Associate Artist for the National Youth Theatre and is a visiting lecturer for Mountview’s MA Theatre for Community and Education. Her work focuses on decolonising the canon of theatre and amplifying the stories of marginalised groups.

Ameera joins us at us an exciting time, as we are finally able to start preparing to return to live performances with audiences.

You can read more about Ameera’s appointment on our press release here and about Ameera here.

9th June, 2020


“The world seems to have stopped spinning momentarily, magnifying the racial disparity and social inequality that has always been present. As ever, in crisis, the marginalised become more so, the vulnerable become the acutely vulnerable.” 

“Our #continuecreativity appeal is the way to enable people to help us commission and amplify the marginalised voices who are at the centre of this very moment.

Artistic Director Matthew Xia on why ATC has commissioned playwrights Yasmin Joseph and Nessah Muthy - and why we’re appealing for support to enable us to commission more women of colour over the next 3 years.

You can read the full media release HERE
With further reading HERE

28th May, 2020


Thursday 28 May 2020

The Rt Hon Olivier Dowden CBE
Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
100 Parliament Street

Dear Oliver Dowden, Secretary of State for Culture,

Throughout the last decade, British theatre has led the world with regard to the Black, Asian and ethnic diversity on our the full letter here.

22nd May, 2020

ATC is a proud signatory of this open letter to theatre and performance makers in the UK today.

Theatre and performance in the UK is in crisis. Self-employed theatre and performance makers are 70% of our workforce. We, companies and venues, are here for and with you.


This is a letter to self-employed and freelance theatre and performance makers in the UK. To the actors, playwrights, directors, choreographers, stage managers, designers, stage crews and set-builders to name just a few.

We really miss being with you during this period of lockdown. Making theatre and performance is a collaborative endeavour, so we are particularly affected by having to be apart from one another right now. We’re not able to come together, in the same space, to share the experience of a live the full letter.

11th May, 2020

Time Out Top 10 Theatre to stream

The Stage Top 50 shows to watch online

BBC Radio 3 pick of the week

AMSTERDAM directed by Matthew Xia, and produced by ATC with Orange Tree Theatre and Theatre Royal Plymouth is on a virtual tour.  FREE to watch online HERE until May 23 

27th March, 2020

Our co-production of Amsterdam, by Maya Arad Yasur was staged at the Orange Tree Theatre last September and filmed by The Space and the Roundhouse. It was streamed online in January.

Today is World Theatre Day, and for the first time in living memory we find our theatres closed, our community of talented doers, thinkers and makers - hunkered away in their homes, and our tour of Amsterdam - which we’re thankful achieved a short run at Plymouth Theatre Royal - on ice.

We’re proud of this production, and looked forward to taking it across the country and sharing it with you. We still want to - and so, like many other great companies, we’re making the original production available again. It’s free to watch - and hopefully serves as a reminder of the power of coming together, of thinking, laughing, and imagining together.

Watch Amsterdam here.

We can’t wait to get back to it. 


If you love theatre, keep in touch with us and with your local theatre. We want to keep hearing from you and supporting each other.

See you soon…

Actors Touring Company

Orange Tree Theatre

Theatre Royal Plymouth

25th March, 2020

Following the closure of theatres over the next few weeks, we are pausing our tour of AMSTERDAM for the time being.
Please check with your local venue to see which shows have been cancelled and when performances may resume.
If we can get the show back on the road, we will.
Strength and health to you all.
The ATC Team.

17th February, 2020

Rehearsals are well underway for the UK tour of AMSTERDAM and this week the company moved down to Plymouth to continue rehearsals with our co-producers Theatre Royal Plymouth

The show opens on the 27th Feb in the wonderful Drum Studio and runs in Plymouth until Saturday 14th March. Then it embarks on a UK tour visiting Salisbury, Glasgow, Manchester, Oxford, Coventry, Leeds, Birminghma and Newcastle.

Check out the tour dates, watch the trailer and don't forget to book your tickets!

28th January, 2020


We launched the streaming of ATC’s latest production, Amsterdam, earlier this week, to mark Holocaust Memorial Day. We wanted to let you know that you can see the play via our Facebook page until 10 February.

AMSTERDAM is the ATC debut of new Artistic Director Matthew Xia, and this capture made at the Orange Tree Theatre last autumn is FREE for you to watch from the comfort of your own sofa.

Watch the TRAILER and hear more about the production from the cast and company HERE

23rd January, 2020

AMSTERDAM, the ATC debut production of new Artistic Director Matthew Xia, is coming to Facebook!

Yes, that’s right - a FREE stream that can be watched from the comfort of your sofa / kitchen / bus / train

We will be streaming a performance recorded at the Orange Tree Theatre in Autumn 2019.

Online for a limited period from January 27th.

See the TRAILER and hear more about the production from the cast and company HERE

This acclaimed play by Maya Arad Yasur explores the experience of living with the past and what that means to us in the present. When history is dangerous, does that put our future in peril?

Four actors think up a story about a violinist – 9 months pregnant, living in a trendy canal-side apartment in Amsterdam. An unpaid gas bill from 1944 is shoved under her door.

Her place in the world is haunted by history, and by a struggle to understand where she fits in – and if she fits in at all.

Join us on Facebook at 7.30pm on 27 January #OTonScreen #AmsterdamPlay

16th January, 2020

Cast announced for national tour of AMSTERDAM

Very pleased to announce the new cast members for ATC’s UK-wide tour starting in February, the line-up includes new faces Uri Levy and Anya Jaya, joining emerging star Anyebe Godwin and original cast member Michal Horowicz.

ATC’s 11-week UK-wide tour will journey from Plymouth to Glasgow, with dates in Manchester, Newcastle, Salisbury, Coventry and Leeds along the way. For full tour dates, check out the show page here.

The three-way co-production, between Actors Touring Company, Orange Tree Theatre and Theatre Royal Plymouth is directed by Matthew Xia as his debut tour as artistic director of ATC. 

Want to know more about the show? Lyn Gardner interviews playwright Maya Arad Yasur and director Matthew Xia ahead of the UK tour of Amsterdam

If that wasn't enough we also have a new trailer for Amsterdam, so many treats for you to enjoy!

24th October, 2019

Amsterdam, ATC’s latest production, will go on tour in Spring 2020 – travelling to Glasgow, Coventry, Manchester, Birmingham, Oxford, Salisbury, Leeds and Newcastle. 

We kick off in February with a 2-week run at Theatre Royal Plymouth, who are our co-producers alongside Orange Tree Theatre. The production will then embark on a UK tour which stretches the length and breadth of the UK between March and May.

Click here for details.

18th September, 2019

AMSTERDAM, by Maya Arad Yasur, has now opened. The ATC debut of new Artistic Director Matthew Xia, the production has been hailed as “enormously rewarding” by Lyn Gardner, “fascinating and multi-layered” by The Stage, and “brilliantly directed … the perfect showcase for Matthew Xia’s verve and imagination” by the Evening Standard.

Go to the AMSTERDAM page to see more reviews and production photos.

This co-production with Orange Tree Theatre and Theatre Royal Plymouth runs until October 12 at the Orange Tree and tours nationwide February – June 2020.

21st August, 2019


Rehearsals are well under way for Matthew Xia's first production as ATC's Artistic Director, we are very happy to be working with the Orange Tree Theatre and Theatre Royal Plymouth on the UK Premiere of AMSTERDAM by Maya Arad Yasur. 

Check out the rehearsal photos to see how things are progressing and don't forget to book your tickets!

25th July, 2019


Daniel Abelson, Fiston Barek, Michal Horowicz and Hara Yannas will appear in this strikingly audacious thriller, which awakens unsettling feelings of collective identity, foreignness and alienation by Israeli playwright Maya Arad Yasur.

The play won the Jury Prize at Stueckemarkt 2018, held as part of Berliner Festpiele’s Theater Treffen. In his first production as Artistic Director of ATC, in a co-production between the Orange Tree Theatre and Theatre Royal Plymouth, it will embark upon a UK tour from February to May 2020.

18th July, 2019

Our Artistic Director, Matthew Xia, was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from UAL on 17 July. He received it from Chancellor Grayson Perry and was invited to give a speech of acceptance - which you can read on our blog below

30th May, 2019


We are thrilled to announce Matthew Xia's first production as ATC's Artistic Director. A collaboration with long-time ATC partners, Orange Tree Theatre and Theatre Royal Plymouth, we are very excited to be presenting the UK premiere and first English language production of … 

AMSTERDAM by Maya Arad Yasur

This is the UK premiere of a strikingly original, audacious thriller.

Maya Arad Yasur is a prize-winning playwright, whose work has been produced worldwide.

The production opens in September this year at the Orange Tree for a 5-week run. It will be revived in February next year at the Drum, Theatre Royal Plymouth before embarking a UK tour throughout Spring 2020.

13th May, 2019


I have been in post as the new Artistic Director of ATC for about a month, and what’s clear across the theatre sector is the hunger for change: the demand for new stories, new makers and unheard voices. It’s great meeting with other artistic leaders and finding our commonalities, our shared principles and our collective commitment to changing the landscape, and empowering new storytellers and theatremakers.

As part of my vision for ATC I am committed to presenting work that gives voice to those deemed ‘the other’, and has a genuine commitment to ideas of global concern.

This means work that wrestles with themes of intersectionality, interculturalism and internationalism: how tribes, nations and individuals interact, exist with and effect one another in our hyperconnected world. Ultimately it must be work that draws the world in tighter.

With this in mind, it’s been an absolute pleasure reading so much amazing new work from across the UK, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas and identifying plays and playwrights which speak to this vision.

I look forward to announcing my first production for ATC and the brilliant partner theatres who are helping to bring this thrilling play to stages across the country.

We will be announcing Matthew’s first production with ATC soon - watch this space!

13th February, 2019


This Spring, writer/performer Mark Lockyer is touring his two shows with ATC. Living with the Lights On heads to Nottingham and Mold, having already enjoyed weeks in Birmingham and Bath. Then Mark will be touring his new show Keep on Walking Federico for the first time in the UK with dates in Oxford, Bristol, Bath and Edinburgh.

Mark Lockyer is an extraordinary writer/performer whose hit show Living with the Lights On has toured from Bristol to Barcelona, including two sell-out runs at the Young Vic.

Keep on Walking Federico is Mark’s new show, full of the same compelling mix of virtuosity, heart and humour. It premiered last October at Theatre Lliure, Barcelona.

Tour dates:
Living with the Lights On
Nottingham Playhouse 7-8 March
Theatr Clwyd, Mold 10-12 April

Keep on Walking Federico
North Wall, Oxford 25 April
Tobacco Factory, Bristol 1-4 May
Ustinov, Theatre Royal Bath 6-7 May
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh 9-11 May

21st January, 2019

Living with the Lights On by Mark Lockyer is back! Hilarious, touching and utterly bonkers — the gripping story of a life lived at the edge.

30 years ago, Mark was a promising young actor getting juicy roles at the National Theatre and RSC. Then, one summer in Stratford, his world fell apart. During a performance of Romeo and Juliet, Mark had a breakdown.

Since its premiere in 2016, Living with the Lights On has become an international hit, with performances from Bristol to Barcelona, including two sell-out runs at the Young Vic. We go on a moving, often absurdly hilarious journey with Mark in a story filled with humour, tragedy – and a cautiously happy ending. 

★★★★ Lockyer has one hell of a story, and he tells it rivetingly well. The Times

Don't miss it on tour now; 

Birmingham Repertory Theatre (22 - 26 Jan)

Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath (31 Jan - 2 Feb)

Nottingham Playhouse (7-8 March)

Theatr Clwyd (10-12 April)

27th November, 2018


We’re thrilled to announce that Matthew Xia is the new Artistic Director of Actors Touring Company. Matthew is one of the busiest and most exciting directors in the UK: a former Associate Director of Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, he is currently directing the iconic Christmas show at Theatre Royal Stratford East, before moving on to productions at Hampstead Theatre, Orange Tree Theatre and Nottingham Playhouse in Spring 2019.

Some of Matthew’s acclaimed productions at the Royal Exchange include Frankenstein, Wish List (also Royal Court), Into The Woods and Brink; Sizwe Banzi is Dead at the Young Vic and on tour; Shebeen at Nottingham Playhouse

Matthew joins ATC full-time in March with his first production for ATC likely to appear later next year.

Matthew says, “It’s an honour to be appointed Artistic Director of ATC. At a time when difference, identity and borders shape our experiences, ATC plays a crucial role in offering a global perspective - developing and touring innovative theatre from writers across the world.

I look forward to finding and presenting new international voices to diverse communities in the UK, as well as working with cosmopolitan British writers and introducing their work to international audiences.

I’m thrilled to be joining the brilliant team at ATC and leading the company into a new phase of its evolution.”

25th October, 2018

Back by popular demand, Mark Lockyer's critically acclaimed Living with the Lights On  will tour the UK again in early 2019. This follows three previous UK and European sell-out tours and two sell-out runs at the Young Vic London. 

You can see this brutally funny account of mental illness at the Birmingham Rep, Bath Ustinov Stuio and Theatr Clwyd. 

11th September, 2018

ATC has been making theatre for audiences across the world for 40 years. Now we are recruiting a new Artistic Director to lead the next phase of our story.

This is an exciting opportunity for a director with a proven track record of making contemporary theatre and who has the vision to create a programme of innovative, international theatre for audiences in every part of the UK and beyond.

We are open to applications that challenge our notion of the director and which think innovatively about the role of Artistic Director.

Download the application pack here

Deadline for applications: midday on Monday 22 October.

6th August, 2018

Our new show Big Aftermath of a Small Disclosure by Magne van den Berg has opened at the Edinburgh Fringe, and can be seen until 26 August at the awesome Edinburgh venue, Summerhall.

Make sure you add this to your Edinburgh must see list, on each day at 14:50 in the Old Lab. Comedy and tragedy collide in a play that explores how lives can turn on a single word and confronts that urge that we all share – the irresistible compulsion to hit the self-destruct button.

★★★★ “Alice Malin’s minimalist production [has a] physicality matching a simmering script... Truth itself starts to disintegrate  ... a serious examination of the state we’re in.” Matt Trueman

17th May, 2018

ATC has been going to the Edinburgh Fringe ever since we were founded in 1978 – and in 2018, we’re back! This August we are producing the UK premiere of Dutch play of Big Aftermath of a Small Disclosure by Magne van den Berg.

Comedy and tragedy collide in a play that explores how lives can turn on a single word and confronts that urge that we all share – the irresistible compulsion to hit the self-destruct button.

Directed by ATC’s Associate Director Alice Malin and translated by Purni Morrell (Unicorn, NT Studio), this new production will be at Summerhall’s Old Lab each day at 14:50.

ATC’s many successes at the Edinburgh Fringe range from The Events in 2013 to Don Quixote in 1978, directed by ATC’s founder John Retallack.  

2nd April, 2018

We've had a busy spring season with Winter Solstice intriguing and entertaining audiences all over the UK with this timely and urgent play. 

In February, The Brothers Size was revived with our co-producers The Young Vic for a sell out run on the main stage. It received an outstanding reaction from press and audiences alike. It was great to see this show brought back to life, 10 years after ATC originally made the show with our former Artistic Director Bijan Sheibani. 

If that wasn't enough, The Suppliant Women travelled all the way to Hong Kong as the closing production of the HK Arts Festival. As with each previous production, we worked closely with members of the community to bring this ancient story to life. 

2nd January, 2018

Happy New Year Everyone! Looking forward to some excitng projects in 2018!

22nd December, 2017

The ATC Office is closed for Christmas from Friday 22 December until Tuesday 2 January, we hope everyone has a wonderful holiday and we look forward to exciting projects in the new year. 

28th November, 2017

The Suppliant Women has now finished it's London run, check out the fab reveiws here 

31st October, 2017

Living with the Lights on has been a total hit in Europe, with sell-out international dates at the Espoo Theatre in Helsinki and the Lliure Theatre in Barcelona, where it received nightly standing ovations. Amid the dramatic political events in Barcelona, audiences filled the theatre, wept and laughed with Mark — and filled social media with their reflections and admiration.

If you haven’t caught Living with the Lights On in the UK, you still have three chances – this week at Warwick Arts Centre, and next week at Crucible Theatre, Sheffield and Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

27th September, 2017

The ATC team are all over in Dublin this week, getting ready to open the Dublin Theatre Festival with our critically acclaimed production of The Suppliant Women. Previews Wednesday 27 September and runs until Sunday 1 October. If you can't make it to Dublin then catch it at the Young Vic in November, though tickets are selling fast so make sure you don't miss out!

15th August, 2017


The Suppliant Women will be presented at the Hong Kong Arts Festival , from 22 - 25 March 2018.

We will work with young women from the Hong Kong Baptist University and members of the local community to bring this epic play to the festival. 

14th July, 2017

So pleased to announce we will be co-producing The Brothers Size with the Young Vic at the start of next year, the production is in celebration of ATC's 40th year and will form part of David Lan's final season.

This now iconic play by Tarell Alvin McCraney, will be directed by ATC’s former Artistic Director Bijan Shebani. 

5th July, 2017

Following two sell out tours in 2016 and an extended run at the Young Vic, London we are pleased to announce that Living with the Lights on will be touring the UK and Europe this Autumn.

Coming to a town near you!

HighTide Festival, Aldeburgh (15 Sep)

Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol (18 - 22 Sep)

Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond (24 Sep)

Espoo City Theatre, Helsinki (12-14 Oct)

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh (17 - 19 Oct)

Citizens Theatre, Glasgow (20 - 21 Oct)

Teatre Lliure, Barcelona (26 - 29 Oct)

Warwick Arts Centre (1-4 Nov)

Crucible Studio, Sheffield (6-7 Nov)

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough (10-11 Nov)

9th June, 2017

The Suppliant Women will open the Dublin Theatre Festival this autumn and you can be part of it! We are recruiting a volunteer community cast of men and women, including a chorus of young local women, aged 16-25 to take on this bold production

This passionate reimagining of an ancient Greek play in response to an urgent contemporary issue. In Aeschylus’ original text fifty women flee across the Mediterranean to escape forced marriages. They appeal for protection and asylum in Greece, placing their fates in the hands of its citizens. It is one of the oldest surviving plays in existence and a story for our time.

This is your chance to be part of the voice of Dublin which will be heard on stage telling a 2,500 year old story that resonates for Europe today.

Click here for more information or downlaod an info pack on availability requirements and how to apply, to submit your application please fill out this short online form.

The deadline for applications is Monday, 3 July 2017.  For any further queries please email

23rd May, 2017

We are extremly pleased to announce that we will be reviving The Suppliant Women as the opening show of this year's Dublin Theatre Festival. Honoured to be part of the festival, and excited to work with the people of Dublin on this exhilarating show.

We will be at the Gaiety Theatre from 27 September  - 1 October, and don't forget we then finally bring the show to London. Catch us at the Young Vic from 13 - 25 Nov

15th May, 2017

Delighted to welcome Alice Malin, who joins us as Associate Director. Our Associate scheme has been running since 2012 and Alice is the third emerging director to benefit from this 18-month training residency.

Alice, who takes up post in June, was selected from nearly 150 applicants. Her experience includes director credits at a range of small-scale venues and assistant directing with Terry Hands, Adrian Noble and Dominic Dromgoole at companies including Chichester Festival Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and Clwyd Theatr Cymru.

29th March, 2017

Brexit the Stage: What Next for British Theatre and Europe?

Ramin Gray will joining a panel of performance practitioners, academics and policy makers who work in and between British and European stages, to consider the opportunities and responsibilities of theatre in a post-Brexit society, and ask how we can continue to foster international relationships. This symposium will explore what Brexit means for the theatre industry at home and abroad. As the UK enters unchartered territory, this event aims to contribute creatively and productively to conversations about the relationship between Britain and Europe, theatre and society. 

Hosted by the V&A on Saturday 22 April, 10.30 – 17.15. 

21st February, 2017

We’re recruiting!

ATC is looking for an emerging director to join us as our Trainee Associate.

The post is an opportunity to make the move from ‘assistant’ to ‘associate’ through embedding in one of the UK’s leading contemporary theatre producers.

Check out our recruitment page for more details

Closing date is March 13.


25th January, 2017

We're thrilled to announce that we will be making The Suppliant Women in co-production with the Young Vic Theatre

The Actors Touring Company, Young Vic and Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh production will be made with a new community cast especially for the Young Vic.

Dates for your dairy: 13 - 25 November 2017

4th January, 2017

Happy New Year everyone!

What an exciting year we have ahead of us, kick starting with our new production Winter Solstice, in co-production with the Orange Tree Theatre. The productions responds to the resurgence of the far-right in some European countries and coincides with the inauguration of President Donald J Trump. Previews start on Thursday 12 Jan and the production runs until Saturday 11 Feb.

Then for our Northern supporters we have The Suppliant Women, taking place at the Royal Exchange Theatre, from 10 March - 1 April. As we have previously done in Edinburgh, Belfast and Newcastle we will be working with people from across the city to put local communities at the heart of the story. This weekend we are running the first workshops in Manchester to get the ball rolling.

Not too shabby for early Jan, watch this space for more information on other projects and news on Living with the Lights on

5th December, 2016

So much for winding down for the end of the year, at ATC we are still full steam ahead, after a great week at the Bike Shed Theatre in Exeter, Living with the Lights on opens at the Young Vic on Wed 7 Dec and plays until Fri 23 Dec. Mark featured in the Guardian last week talking about his experience with mental health, you can read his fascinating article here, and if you wanna hear more about his story then book your tickets now before they are all gone!

Along with this we started rehearsals at the Orange Tree Theatre today for our production of Winter Solstice that opens in January. Check out the brilliant cast, it's all rather exciting!

Finally as if it couldn't get any better we are pleased to announce that The Suppliant Women will be playing at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester from 10 March - 1 April

Three fab shows to look forward to, merry christmas one and all!

11th November, 2016

The Supliant Women has finished for 2016, we are already having exciting conversations about what might happen to it in 2017, so keep a look out for news to come! Meanwhile we have lots of other things going on; Living with the Ligths on returns this December to the Bike Shed, Exeter and an extended run at the Young Vic. Also we are working in Co-production with the Orange Tree on Winter Solstice, which opens in Ricmond on 12 January. There's alot going on and we are loving it!

6th October, 2016

The reveiws are in and we couldn't be happier, check out what people have to say about The Suppliant Women

29th September, 2016

Check out our lastest video. Director Ramin Gray, Writer David Greig, Composer John Browne, Choreographer Sasha Milavic Davies and the Community Chorus of Edinburgh talk about the how and why they've made The Suppliant Women together. Previews start this Saturday!

26th September, 2016

We’re sorry to say that the lovely Ed Sayer has had to leave The Suppliant Women due to unforeseen personal circumstances. All good wishes to Ed.

But we’re glad to report that Oscar Batterham will be joining the cast to play the King. Welcome, Oscar.

20th September, 2016

Check out our rehearsal shots of The Suppliant Women. Not long now, get your tickets before they are all gone! We will be in Edinburgh at the start of October, then Belfast and last but not least Newcastle.

12th September, 2016

Delighted to announce the casting for The Suppliant Women. Omar Ebrahim, Edward Sayer and Gemma May will be joined by a chours of young women from Edinburgh, Belfast and Newcastle! Catch it this Autumn 

26th August, 2016

Fascinating interview with Mark Lockyer in The Stage this week. Mark returns to ATC with Living with the Lights On in Nov/ Dec. Check it out here

5th May, 2016

We’re thrilled to announce our Autumn 16/Spring 17 productions.
2 world premieres, 3 coproductions & a return for a Spring 16 hit here for more details

3rd May, 2016

So excited to announce the creative team that brought you The Events will be reunited this Autumn with a new production The Suppliant Women

7th April, 2016

We can’t wait to announce our future productions later this month. Watch this space!

29th March, 2016

The 5-star Living with the Lights On has reached the end of its Spring tour.

Over for now, but more soon. In the meantime, have a look at some responses to the show over on our blog.

15th March, 2016

Really happy to announce Andrew Smaje will be joining the company as Executive Director from Monday 21st March. Read more about him here

11th February, 2016

Not long now till our new show Living with the Lights On heads out on tour. Catch it in Exeter, Oxford, Liverpool and London. 

8th January, 2016

We are seeking applications for the position of Executive Director to work alongside the company’s Artistic Director Ramin Gray. This is an exciting opportunity for a theatre producer with a minimum of three years relevant experience who is passionate about new international work and touring.

For more details please visit our recruitment page

2nd November, 2015

The Events enjoyed a fantastic run at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, and cast and crew are safely home. Watch this space for news about our latest production.

26th October, 2015

Martyr has now finished! Thank you to everyone who came, and of course to its electric cast. Stateside, The Events continues its run at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis.

19th October, 2015

Martyr by Marius von Mayneburg is now in it's last week. Catch it at the Theatre Royal Plymouth from Tuesday 20th - Saturday 24th October at 7.45pm. 

15th October, 2015

Martyr by Marius von Mayneburg moves on to Edinburgh today, catch it at The Traverse from Thursday 15th - Saturday 17th October at 7.30pm. 

12th October, 2015

Following critical acclaim at the Unicorn Theatre, Martyr by Marius von Mayneburg is now on tour. Starting at The North Wall, Oxford on Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th October. Then on to The Traverse, Edinburgh at the end of the week and Plymouth Theatre Royal next week. For more details click here

23rd September, 2015

Martyr by Marius von Mayneburg is now playing at the Unicorn Theatre until Saturday 10th October. Then heads out on tour, taking in Oxford, Edinburgh and Plymouth, for more details click here

20th September, 2015

The show that keeps on giving; The Events returns to the U.S. visiting the Curran Theatre in San Francisco and the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis until 2nd November, find out more here

3rd August, 2015

Rehearsals have started for Martyr by Marius von Mayneburg. Full casting has now been announced, for more details click here

22nd June, 2015

Our next production will be Martyr by Marius von Mayneburg. It will open in September 2015. For more details click here.

13th April, 2015

We partnered up with the brilliant Creative Access to recruit a Trainee Administrator. For details and how to apply, click here.

30th March, 2015

The Events finished its run at the New York Theatre Workshop. You can read the New York Times review here.

19th November, 2014

The Events will be presented at the New York Theatre Workshop from the 12th February until the 22nd March 2015. 

12th November, 2014

Die Ereignisse (The Events) has won the prestigious Nestroypreis for the Best Play.

23rd September, 2014

The Events is about to head off on an international tour. See our Current Productions page for dates.

15th September, 2014

The Events and Blind Hamlet are both touring the UK this autumn!

18th August, 2014

Sadly only a week left of Blind Hamlet at Assembly Roxy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2014! Make sure you don't miss out, get your tickets now!

24th July, 2014

One week left to wait until Blind Hamlet opens at the Assembly Roxy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Join our Facebook event to get your tickets.... 

17th July, 2014

Only two weeks until Blind Hamlet heads to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to perform at Assembly Roxy this summer. Head over to their website to book your tickets now!

5th July, 2014

The Events returns to the Young Vic this week....

17th June, 2014

The Events travels to the Clifftown Theatre in Southend on Sea in Essex for a one off performance TOMORROW (Wednesday 18th June), featuring the East 15 Southend Choir. Get your tickets now.... 

16th June, 2014

The New York Times loves us too! Check out STEVEN McELROY's piece on The Events, which makes its International debut into America from June 24 at the International Festival of Art & Ideas in New Haven... Click here to read the full article. 

16th June, 2014

After 5 weeks out on the road our co-production with Presence Theatre CHORALE - A SAM SHEPARD ROADSHOW begins in London TONIGHT at the CLF Art Cafe at The Bussey Building. Grab your tickets now!  

16th June, 2014

The Events rehearsals with Derbhle Crotty & Clifford Samuel are well underway. Check out our Facebook page for some pics! 

13th June, 2014

The deadline for our Trainee Associate Directors Scheme is today. Get your applications in!

25th April, 2014

Rehearsals with the cast of Chorale, ATC's co-production with Presence Theatre, have begun. Stay tuned for more news.

10th March, 2014

Rehearsals with the new cast of The Events are now underway! Check our Facebook and Twitter for updates and photos.

25th February, 2014

We are looking for rehearsal guests to sit in The Events rehearsals on 5th, 6th, 7th, 10th, 11th and 12th March. There are two available slots per day: 10am - 1.30pm and 2.30pm - 6pm. If you are interested, email Camilla at stating your preferred date and time.

14th February, 2014

The Events has a new cast! Fresh from the award-winning The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Amanda Drew will join the show as Claire and Clifford Samuel, who has worked with The Wooster Group and RSC, will play The Boy.

2nd January, 2014

The Events has been named number one in Best theatre of 2013 by The Guardian.

10th December, 2013

The Events has been nominated for Best New Play in Whats on Stage awards 2014. Click here and vote now!