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ETT are a UK based international touring company. We create theatre of outstanding quality, imagination and ambition; work which interrogates and celebrates contemporary England and reflects the diversity of our nation.

We stage a balance of new and classic work, to make theatre that is imaginative, responsive and alive: sparking dialogue and fostering connectivity. We are proud to tour shows that reach the widest possible range of audiences across the UK and beyond, engaging in a national and global conversation.

We believe in the power of creative collaboration, and work in partnership with visionary artists and venues to create work on a variety of scales. We believe that touring is a democratic and imaginative way to meet audiences in their home communities and engage in storytelling on a national canvas. At the heart of our practice is a drive to entertain, engage, challenge and inspire.

Each year we work with around 10 venue partners, tour to 25 towns and cities and reach an average audience of 75,000 people.

Last year ETT produced a major revival of Equus by Peter Shaffer in a co-production with Theatre Royal Stratford East, directed by award winning director Ned Bennett, which transferred to Trafalagar Studios in July; as well as the world premiere of Cougar by Rose Lewenstein, directed by Chelsea Walker in a co-production with the Orange Tree Theatre and The Funeral Director by Iman Qureshi, winner of the 2018 Papatango award.

ETT also toured the UK premiere of August Wilson’s Pulitzer-Prize nominated, TONY and Lucille Lortel Award winning Two Trains Running, directed by the 2018 RTST Sir Peter Hall Director Award -winner Nancy Medina, in a co-production with Royal & Derngate Theatre, as well as the first stage adaptation of Matt Haig’s book, Reasons to Stay Alive.

ETT is a limited company and a registered charity, founded in 1993. We are based in London Waterloo; our premises comprise of offices, audition rooms, large rehearsal studios and a costume and props store. Visit Studio Hire for more information.

Winner of the UK Theatre Awards Best Touring Production in 2014, 2015 and 2019

‘The BEST play I have ever seen. Absolutely mesmerizing. Every single part of the play was phenomenal. All I want to do is go and see it again!’

Equus Audience Member on Twitter

‘It was electrifying. I had forgotten the sheer joy of a live performance. As the performance began you could have heard a pin drop. The stark stage design and the way the actors used the stage just made it feel a very intense and intimate experience.’

Othello Audience Member at Lighthouse Theatre in Poole.

‘Wow. This production updates the staging, is brilliantly produced and acted, and engaged me from beginning to end..’

A Streetcar Named Desire Audience Member at New Wolsey Theatre in Suffolk.