‘Coney are pushing at the boundaries of theatre and of technology’
Lyn Gardner, Stagedoor
‘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, we power projects made by bespoke teams of makers assembled from a wider network. We’re supported by a band of 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.
We have joined hundreds of other UK theatre companies in signing an open letter to theatre and performance makers in the UK. Alongside this, we are supporting Segen Yosef to join the Freelance Taskforce. Read the letter, and find out more about the Freelance Taskforce here.
We’ve just launched the Pop Up Playhouse, an online home for Coney pieces you can play anywhere, at any time. Find out more and explore the Playhouse here.
In the midst of COVID-19, we want to keep making games and experiences to help people connect and play, regardless of lockdown. We’re fundraising to help us create more work that anyone can access for free, wherever they are. Find out how you can help, and get some bespoke rewards, on our Crowdfunder.
We’re hosting a series of online events to play and connect from each of our living rooms, including Remote Socials. These events book up very fast, so keep an eye on our Events page, Twitter and join our Mailing List to hear about each one as it’s announced.
The Young Coneys are still going strong via virtual workshops, and they’ve released their first news broadcast! Watch Episode 2 of the Young Coneys News Network here – featuring good news stories, quarantine tips, and a groundbreaking exposé of the toddlers hoarding toilet paper.
We are over the moon to announce that the artists awarded micro-commissions as part of A Mixtape of Adventures are Maz Hemming, Chloe Osborne, Annie Siddons and Decolonising the Archive. They’ll be creating games with a connection to Brixton over the next few months.
There are more virtual 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 what we got up to last year 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 email@example.com.