“I’ve really enjoyed visiting Camden People’s Theatre. I always find the performances innovative and unique. The theatre is a real gem in the local ward I represent” – Councillor Tulip Siddiq, ex-Cabinet Member for Communities and Culture, London Borough of Camden; now MP for Hampstead & Kilburn
- Calm Down, Dear: a festival of feminism (annually, 2013-18), the UK’s only festival of innovative feminist performance. Inaugural event featured Bridget Christie’s award-winning A Bic for Her and Louise Orwin’s Pretty Ugly, an electrifying documentary-theatre project developed at CPT and featured extensively in the global media throughout its run. Subsequent festivals headlined by e.g. Sh!t Theatre’s hit Women’s Hour, Racheal Ofori’s So Many Reasons, Fuel Theatre’s ‘live performance garden’ event Phenomenal People
Our Glass House, Common Wealth Theatre’s Amnesty Award-winning site-specific event about domestic violence, given its London premiere in a co-production with CPT and Camden council
- Licensed to Ill – our co-production, with Adam El Hagar and Simon Maeder, of the Beastie Boys-themed hiphop theatre event sold out over four weeks in December 2015.
- ‘Whose London Is It Anyway?’ – CPT’s hugely successful January 2016 festival exploring regeneration and the London housing crisis‘
- ‘Hotbed: a Festival of Sex’ – our April/May 2017 festival showcasing three weeks of extraordinary and imaginative theatrical approaches to sex and sexuality, headlined by Louise Orwin’s Oh Yes Oh No.
- Fog Everywhere, our 2017 in-house show addressing London air pollution, made with students at Westminster Kingsway College in collaboration with the Lung Biology Group at Kings College London
- ‘Common People’, a campaigning 2018 festival exploring working-class experience, identity and representation
In 2016, CPT launched an all-new Camden Youth Theatre programme in collaboration with the Fitzrovia Community Centre and New Diorama Theatre. For more info on CYT, click here. That same year, CPT was nominated as Best UK Fringe Venue in The Stage Awards; and Brian Logan (AD) and Amber Massie-Blomfield (ED 2014-18) were nominated in the Best Artistic Director category at the Off West End Awards. In 2017, the STAMP (Supporting Theatre Artists and Makers of Performance) network was launched following research commissioned by CPT into artist support in London. It now has over 27 member organisations and works year-round to improve provision for independent theatre artists in the capital.
In 2019, CPT will celebrate its 25th birthday. Expect a host of exhilarating festivals, exciting announcements and unexpected discoveries. More information soon…