‘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 our Network.
The Accidental Revolutionist has launched! A new commission from Battersea Arts Centre, it’s an interactive mission for schools to unlock the history of the revolutionary Charlotte Despard and her notorious Despard Club.
We Are Shadows: Brick Lane is a Coney & Tamasha Digital joint project in collaboration with Rightful Place Theatre Company, supported by Derwent London and Rich Mix. You can play it for free any time you like – find out how here.
We recently landed in Margate as part of The Arcade, a project seeded by Farnham Maltings and presented as part of Margate NOW in October. We celebrated the local area through We The People (of Margate), a version of the good ol’ pub quiz, and The Arcade Social, all made in partnership with local people. And there were a few playfully secret operations under the radar…
Thanks to support from The Backstage Trust we met 456 Key Stage 3 & 4 pupils in Tower Hamlets schools over the autumn, with our Young Change Makers Training Programme. Through this we met a new group of Young Coneys, who will join us for regular workshops next year. The current group are still going strong, too – find out more about the Young Coneys here.
There are more events in the pipeline for our Network in the next few months. 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.
Find out more about our recent work in our latest Annual Review for 2018-19. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.