HighTide is one of the UK’s leading new writing theatre companies.


Our mission is to develop productions and programmes that engage diverse communities with new theatre writing in the East of England. We work in partnership locally and nationally year-round to co-produce and tour our productions and celebrate our home, and we are committed to innovation and inclusion to widen engagement and raise the quality of our work.


Our vision is of an East of England where everyone has the opportunity to share or encounter their story without prejudice and with joy.


Our alumni speak for themselves: Luke Barnes, Adam Brace, E V Crowe, Elinor Cook, Rob Drummond, Thomas EccleshareTheresa Ikoko, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Anders Lustgarten, Joel HorwoodElla Hickson, Harry Melling, Nessah Muthy, Vinay Patel, Nick Payne, Phil Porter, Beth SteelAl Smith, Sam Steiner, Molly Taylor, Jack Thorne and Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig.

HighTide productions are challenging, contemporary and political, and are written by diverse new playwrights. HighTide showcases the future of British theatre.

We have staged productions with the highest quality theatres across the UK, from the Traverse in Edinburgh, to the Royal Exchange in Manchester, Theatre Royal Bath and the National Theatre in London.

Read more about HighTide in our review here.

HighTide: new theatre for adventurous people.

This small, passionate company is a force for good

Sir Nicholas Hytner, HighTide Patron