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Thick Skin Theatre

A new wave of artists and audiences inspired by epic theatre experiences. ThickSkin is an award-winning theatre company based in Manchester, making work across live and digital platforms. We create bold and ambitious theatre; using our distinctive physicality and cinematic style to reach and inspire young, new and diverse audiences across the world. We nurture talented theatre makers, providing a springboard for artists who are ready to take a leap. Our work includes a wide range of creative approaches to tell stories in new and inspiring ways. From live stage productions to virtual reality experiences, to immersive audio plays, we make theatre that is rooted in contemporary culture. ThickSkin is committed to supporting young people and early-career artists through education, training and employment in the arts. We work hard to reach new audiences through our work and especially young people who have less opportunities or interest in going to the theatre. The company was established in 2010 by co-Directors, Neil Bettles and Laura Mallows. The duo have led ThickSkin through the last decade, striving to create space for under-represented young people to be heard and celebrated in theatre. We have joined the collective because we want to make an active effort to improve the EDI of our organisation, with help from people who know how to action real and effective change.

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