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Established in 2014, Barrel Organ is a multi- award-winning touring theatre company. We give a voice to stories that would otherwise go unheard, amplifying the experiences of marginalised and underrepresented groups from across the country.

We collaborate with local theatre groups, town councils, charities, and communities, providing a safe and accessible space to create and perform, connect and empower. Although a young company, we have already enjoyed some incredible successes.


As another decade beckons, we at Barrel Organ are determined to reach more people, lift more voices and use the power of the arts to challenge perceptions, uncover creativity and act as a beacon of good practice when it comes to inclusive theatre.

And most importantly of all? We want you to help us write this next chapter.

Click here to become an Artist Friend.


A monthly donation of £10 or more can help pay for an underrepresented artist to be mentored by a theatre professional. By giving a monthly donation of £50 or more, members of Our Artist Friend Circle are at the heart of what Barrel Organ Theatre Company does. This Circle directly supports those artists coming through our LIVE programme, providing seed funding, mentor support, travel costs and access to equipment.

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Click here to become a Wellbeing Friend.


A monthly donation of £10 or more will allow us to continue our outreach and participation programmes, with vulnerable and hard-to-reach groups. Your £10 will help to pay for our travel costs and continue valuable projects such as Campfire. This Circle supports our work geared towards supporting and improving mental health amongst disadvantaged groups, often in partnership with leading charities such as Mind.

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Click here to become a Community Friend.


A monthly donation of £10 or more will allow us to expand our community-focused Town Squared programme, supporting travel costs, venue hire and performances in new towns and cities. With a monthly donation of £20 or higher, members of our Community Friend Circle support the participation strand of our work. This funding enables us to continue projects such as Town Squared, ensuring we have the finances to reach vulnerable and marginalised groups.

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