Who We Are
Utopia Theatre is a producing company formed in 2012 to create for the British and international stage, exceptional world class African theatre with imaginative flair. We create old and new plays and re-imagine classics in a way that demonstrates their contemporary relevance and appeal to a new audience and regular theatregoers. The company synthesises African and Western performing traditions to celebrate the meeting of different cultures, and presents productions in Sheffield and on tour, with programmes aimed at developing and promoting Black writers and performers. The company is dedicated to demonstrating the rich cultural heritage of Africa’s theatre canon, and in so doing, dispel stereotypes and encourage authentic voices from the African Diaspora.
We exist to raise awareness and increase appreciation of African culture in the Arts.
We produce and encourage authentic new voices from the African diaspora to share their stories on our stages.
African theatre must become fully recognised in the UK, and its artists and practitioners able to secure regular employment and attract diverse audiences as a key strand of mainstream theatre in the West.