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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.