Women & Theatre is an award-winning Birmingham based theatre company and charity. We make deep work about things that matter, reflecting the language and lives of ordinary people. Working across arts, health, and community sectors, we have been pioneering new ways of addressing contemporary issues through performance since 1983.

Women and Theatre develop theatre from research, respecting individual human stories, making our work truly relevant and resonant for audiences. We are value driven, our artistic and operational methodology is grounded in an open, collaborative and solution-focussed way. Our focus is not limited to women’s experiences, and we work with a wide cross section of the community on a range of issues.

We provide creative opportunities for people to engage with culture in the heart of their communities. We have a strong track record for developing partnership projects across – different contexts, which make a real-world difference for participants and the wider community. We address the big questions of the day and challenge all forms of inequality be it gender, race, sexuality, age, class, disability, or beliefs. We strive to represent the diverse communities of Birmingham and beyond.

We want our work to reflect and celebrate the diversity of the world we live in and are keen to work with artists, participants and audiences who are underrepresented in the industry including those from the Global Majority*, the LGBTQ+ community, people who identify as disabled* and those from working class or low socio-economic backgrounds. Women & Theatre is open to conversations about how we best represent the communities we engage with when making our work. Like everyone else, we are always learning and growing.

We make deep work about things that matter.

* This includes, but is not limited to, people of Black Caribbean, Black African, South Asian, East Asian, South East Asian, West Asian, Arab, Latinx, Jewish, Romany and Irish Traveller heritage.

** This includes but is not limited to, those who define as disabled people, as people with long term health conditions, as deaf, Deaf, neurodivergent or in relation to their health related access requirements.

W&T Annual Report

To find out more about the charities recent activities you can read our Annual Report for 2020/21 by clicking the link below.

202021 Annual Report


Take a look at our brief timeline featuring some of the key moments from our 30+ year history here.