Welcome to Jumped Up

Smoke & Mirrors @ The Green Backyard - Photos by Tony Nero

We want to empower and enrich theatre-makers and audiences by curating a responsive programme of events, performances and opportunities that cultivates ambition, curiosity and vital communities. This is, we believe, everything theatre should be.

Since 1993 Jumped Up has toured studio theatres with revised classics, produced sold-out runs of new writing on the London Fringe, led innovative community projects, and created site-specific theatre.

The best production I have ever seen in Peterborough.
— .” Jane Smith, BBC Radio Cambs Workhouse Christmas by Nick Wood – Old Still & Peterborough Museum
Wonderfully atmospheric, imaginative and resourceful
— Time Out about Galileo by Peggy Riley – London tour

Our vision has been acknowledged by financial support from Arts Council England, a growing reputation across the region, including a commissions with Nottingham Playhouse and Ipswich’s Pulse Festival in 2011, and a new partnership with Battersea Arts Centre, Platform8.

Artistic Director, Kate Hall, has also worked for Eastern Angles Theatre Company, Nottingham Playhouse, Manchester Royal Exchange, Royal Shakespeare Company, The Royal Albert Hall, Vivacity, and ADEC’s Creative People & Places project, Market Place.

Jumped Up is committed to producing plays, supporting artists and working with communities.  We offer skills, insight and a passion for engaging audiences in programmes that are strong and relevant.  We welcome collaboration, support and opportunities.

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Kate Hall

Kate - FmKm for Creative Peterborough.  Photo by Chris Porsz.jpg

Find Me Keep Me for Creative Peterborough. Photo: Chris Porsz

Kate has had a diverse career in theatre, founding Jumped Up Theatre in 1993 with fellow drama graduates, working for a number of organisations, from the Royal Shakespeare Company to Manchester Royal Exchange, in a range of roles from Assistant Director to Education Officer. Kate has also managed venues and delivered workshops in school, and was a founding member of Creative Peterborough.

From 2012-2015 she ran audience development projects in Peterborough as the Arts Programme Manager for Vivacity.  As well as leading Jumped Up she is the Project Director for Market Place, the Creative People & Places programme in Fenland and Forest Heath.  Whether in the rehearsal or at a desk the heart of her work is still the same: audiences.