Barrel Organ is a touring company founded by eleven theatre-makers from across the UK. We collaboratively create politically engaged shows, which interrogate 21st century culture. The live experience of the audience is central to our work.


Barrel Organ’s productions include Anyone’s Guess How We Got Here (2017), Some People Talk About Violence (2015) and NOTHING (2014). Alongside our productions Barrel Organ curate LIVE, a scratch night for new and experimental work made by artists currently under-represented in UK theatre, as well as running a programme of workshops and educational support. We were Associate Artists of Camden People’s Theatre for four years.


Barrel Organ have recently been awarded the Underbelly and New Diorama Theatre Untapped award for their latest show CONSPIRACY which will premiere at Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2019.


“This young company are the future” - The Guardian.

Website photos credited to Aenne Pallasca, Anthony Robling & Leeds Playhouse, Richard Davenport, Joe Twigg & Barrel Organ