‘If you want to see the future of British theatre now, then Coney is one of the companies to watch…’
Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
‘Artists such as Coney are where the real potential of immersive theatre lies…it demonstrates a tangibly different offering to ‘traditional’ fourth wall.’
Duncan Gates, Exeunt Magazine
Welcome to Coney. We are interactive theatre makers – creating games, adventures and play where people can choose to take a meaningful part. Our work takes place anywhere that people gather; in theatres, schools, museums, on the streets and online and always follows the principles of adventure, curiosity, and loveliness.
Led by Coney HQ, a dynamic team of eight, we power projects made by bespoke teams of makers assembled from a wider network. We’re supported by a band of 18 associates who are leaders in their field, and feed the overall company manifesto. If you are interested in making play with us, then you are welcome to join the Network.
As part of Culture Mile’s Play The Mile season running from 18 May until 25 August, Coney are working with residents of the Barbican and Golden Lane estates to celebrate and amplify their creativity. We are hosting a quiz about the local area, with questions set by local residents, and prizes to be won! We The People (of Culture Mile) will spark conversation, bring together the community – and as always there’s something a little playful and secret to take part in too. Live locally? To get involved in advance, give us a knock.
Commissioned by The National Archives, My Grandad: The Spy is our latest interactive adventure for young families, made in response to The National Archives’ exhibition Protect and Survive: Britain’s Cold War Revealed. Help Tanya find clues, break codes and keep undercover on her top-secret mission to discover the facts about her grandad’s hidden history. Available to play in May and June – find out more here.
On until the end of August, catch COMPANION: MOON – a brand new project commissioned by the Natural History Museum. Spanning multiple art forms and science, COMPANION: MOON is a beautiful, gentle and open encounter performed alongside Museum of the Moon, an awe-inspiring large-scale artwork by Luke Jerram. Experience it from May to August this year – more information here.
There are also more events in the pipeline for our Network in 2019, including Playtests and Socials. If you’re an artist or maker and like the sound of connecting with like-minded people through Playtests, Exchanges and Socials, we invite you to join the Network of Coney.
Read our 2019 Programme Announcement and our latest Annual Review for 2017-18 to find out more about what we’ve been up to lately. And there’s still playfully secret operations which we can’t tell you much about, not here…
Whoever you are, wherever you be, if you’re curious then you can always find out more by knocking with your questions at email@example.com.