Jumped Up Theatre

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Jumped up Theatre create opportunities for people in Peterborough to make, enjoy and celebrate culture.

This activity is good for wellbeing because

  • it gives you opportunities to connect with other like-minded people, or to meet new people from different cultures
  • there are opportunities to be physically active by taking part in fun activities such as Northern Soul or Bollywood dancing
  • there are opportunities to watch or get involved in Theatre performances

‘More events like this are needed in Peterborough. The piece was very engaging and emotional and deeply affecting in how it was presented’ — Audience member for Now Is The Time To Say Nothing by Caroline Williams and Reem Karsalli


More information:

Jumped up Theatre believe that access to the arts – as audience, participants, co-creators and artists – can result in improved outcomes for health, education, inclusion, social cohesion, economic growth and life-enhancing leisure, for individuals, communities, society and the environment.

Jumped Up Theatre receives financial support from National Lottery funding, including Arts Council England, the Heritage Lottery Fund, and various trusts and foundations, most notably Esmee Fairbairn and Garfield Weston Foundations through their partnerships with Battersea Arts Centre.

What to Expect:

Jumped up Theatre run a range of projects for community members and to support local artists. Some exampled of their projects include:

  • Fierce Talent campaign celebrating young people’s creativity in Peterborough, featured at London’s Disrupt Festival.

  • Co-creating shows with local people and homegrown artists, such as Rent Party Peterborough, as part of the Moving Roots Network.

  • Peterborough-focused heritage projects, such as The Northern Soul of Peterborough, celebrating Peterborough’s ties to the Northern Soul scene, in partnership with Peterborough College.

  • Commissioning innovative and game-changing touring projects as part of the Collaborative Touring Network.

  • Working with artists, arts organisations and community groups to develop their skills and practise including hosting the Peterborough Culture Forum.

If you would like to get involved in any of their projects you can email Jumped Up Theatre or visit their website for more information.

Some of their projects and sessions are free. Please visit their website for more details.

Northern Souls Classes were run as part of their  Northern Soul of Peterborough Project. View a taster of a class here:

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Where to go

Jumped Up Theatre (registered address) 29 All Saints Rd PE1 2QT

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