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  • Cutting edge, innovative, energetic, collaborative and highly creative.

    Judges, Bath Life Awards 2018
  • A hugely challenging and inspiring project

    Sir Johnathon Porritt
  • Absolutely magical. Beautifully-written, elegantly performed.

    Audience, Foraged Fictions
  • Originality that expands the boundaries of what is considered theatre

    Theatre Bath
  • Entertaining, heart warming and provocative

    Kate Cross, the egg
  • Life affirming!

    Participant, The Cubicle
  • The best immersive theatre experience I've ever had

    Audience, Invincible
  • Conception and delivery both outstanding. Unforgettable.

    Audience, Invincible
  • Was intrigued, challenged & entirely engaged

    Audience, Invincible
  • A deftly orchestrated, surprising, stylish and moving piece of theatre

    Kate Yedigaroff, MAYK
  • Like a wizard’s horde, an anorak’s obsession

    Audience, The Last Post
  • I thought it was going to be good but it wasn't good it was incredible.

    Ethan aged 11
  • Enchanting and beautifully crafted

    Producer, Beaford Arts
  • Utterly charming; tender, funny, wistful

    Exeunt Magazine
  • Nuanced performances, perfect pacing and utterly glorious set

    Exeunt Magazine
  • Tacking big issues... with an incredibly light touch

    Belinda Dillon, Review
  • I had a lump in my throat by the end

    Audience, Back on Track
  • A beautiful, fragile, believable world you've created

    Audience, The Last Post
  • [Kilter] does what needs to be done but no else has the courage

    Long-term Kilter Fans
  • Truly one of the most imaginative things I've ever seen

    Audience, The Last Post
  • I don't have the words to say how much I enjoyed this

    Audience, Roots
  • Exactly what we need in this world

    Audience, Roots
  • Beautiful, touching, sweet & heartfelt

    Audience, The Last Post
  • Theatre of the Unforgettable

    Audience, Back on Track
  • A wonderfully original piece

    Venue Magazine, Roots
  • Few could compete with [Kilter's] model of sustainability

    New Statesman
  • Art that puts us right at the heart of its meaning

    Audience, Back on Track
  • It is not often I laugh so hard it is uncontrollable - absolutely superb

    Audience, Back on Track
  • An exhilarating sense of community

    Kilter Fan
  • I find it hard to do Kilter justice in words

    Head teacher, Unsung

    Welcome to Kilter.

    We create bespoke theatre and arts events.

    We collaborate with a wide range of organisations and communities.

    We design and produce events from interesting, beautiful and unique people and places.

    We engage and empower participants in ethics, society, the environment and the future.

    Since 2006 Kilter has forged a reputation for devising site-specific plays in the most unusual locations. We create curious installations that defy expectations and bespoke workshops that tour far and wide from our base in Bath, England.

    Our work is always surprising and playful, empowering and utterly involving for our audiences – devotees say there is nothing else quite like Kilter!

    How does it work?

    Collaboration is at the heart of all our work. Our creative teams & collaborators are wonderfully diverse – musicians, actors, designers, teachers, community champions, scientists and environmentalists.

    We receive support, funding and commissions from a wide range of local, national and international organisations, working across three strands:

    1. We create ridiculously good fun, site-based theatre from our own bottomless list of socio-political, participatory ideas. Once you’ve stepped inside our mobile theatre-lorry or slept out with the performers after a show, going to the theatre will never mean quite the same thing again.
    2. We respond to opportunities for engaging the public with cutting edge research about the future. We hope to make the world a better place by inspiring and facilitating creative conversations – everything from Synthetic Biology to Quantum Computing will impact the planet our children will inherit.
    3. We support our local community with a broad range of arts activities in the great Bath outdoors. We tell stories with local writers, run social history tours for international visitors, and lead mile after mile of walking & talking through our beautiful hills and valleys.

    Carbon footprint

    We feel justifiably proud of our pioneering low-carbon approach to making work. Since 2006, we have led from the front with innovative and resourceful ways to create and share what we do without hurting the planet.

    It was one of the reasons we started Kilter. Everything we have ever done – from our local community choirs to our national and international touring work – is underpinned by our desire to find ways to create a sustainable arts practice. It’s what so much of our work is about so it has to be the basis for the way we work too.

    Time and time again, we are delighted to discover that the more thoughtful, simple approaches to making and sharing work bring day to day joy and, at the same time, reduce our waste and help set a trend.

     

    “Cutting edge, innovative, energetic, collaborative and highly creative” (Judges, Bath Life Awards 2018)

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