Stand & Be Counted Theatre

"A talented and charismatic company." - The Stage

Stand and Be Counted Theatre was founded to create works that tackle society’s most urgent issues head-on with unflinching heart and honesty. We make campaign theatre and believe deeply in the importance of theatre as a tool to promote social change. We work with artists, participants, arts organisations and festivals around the world to empower audiences and collaborators alike, to have their say.

SBC is a collaboration between writer Rosie MacPherson, theatre-maker Hannah Butterfield, producers John Tomlinson and Munya Redman-Bayasi alongside our ambassadors Emily Ntshangase and Tafadzwa Muchenje. In 2016, SBC Theatre became the first ‘Theatre Company of Sanctuary.'  We are committed to making work with, about and for those seeking sanctuary in the UK and internationally.

SBC is a touring company working extensively throughout the UK and Europe with a proud record for welcoming new audiences to the theatre. Our work encompasses small-mid scale contemporary theatre, large-scale community performance projects, educational workshops, durational performances and bespoke outdoor performance.