HighTide is one of the UK’s leading new theatre writing companies. Our vision is to empower audiences and artists in the East of England to connect joyfully through new storytelling, leading to positive social change. We showcase the diverse stories of our region nationally and advocate for new approaches to equip more people to share their stories.


Our mission is to develop productions and programmes that enable more diverse communities to engage with theatre and storytelling in the East of England. We work in partnership locally and nationally to co-produce and tour our work; and we are committed to innovation as a means to deepen engagement and raise the quality of our work.


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.