Using movement to tell stories when words won’t do


Using movement to tell stories when words won’t do

Hello, we’re Highly Sprung

The UK’s leading physical theatre company making work for and with children and young people.

We create outdoor and indoor performances that tell stories through movement, gesture and dance. Stories inspired by humanity, science, and the complex world around us.

We also train artists in physical theatre and run projects in primary and secondary schools here and across the world.


We create original physical theatre that empowers young people to explore and express their unique creativity and identity.


We train and mentor both new and established arts practitioners in physical theatre and the kinaesthetic learning processes at the heart of our work.

Sprung Youth

Our youth group with a difference develops physical performance skills and creativity in 4-19 year olds, in a fun and supportive setting. Get in touch for a free taster session.


We explore primary and secondary curriculum-based topics through physical performance to increase confidence, creativity and collaborative working.

What’s On Now

A woman in a dark blue tattered dress flies in the air, suspended from an aerial rig. She looks troubled and is holding a string of rubbish and paste waste.

Catch us on tour in 2022!

 We are so excited to be touring across the UK in Spring and Summer this year, with the internationally acclaimed CastAway and Urban Astronaut.  


Now in its 8th year touring,  Urban Astronaut travels through towns and cities to provide a glimpse of a not-so dystopian future. Combining genre-defying aerial theatre with dynamic choreography and stunning design to tell a compelling story.

After the brilliant reception it received for its 2021 premiere CastAway is back! A stunning outdoor aerial performance that explores the impact of today’s throwaway society on our waterways.


Aged 14-25? Apply for our Youth Board and shape Highly Sprung’s future plans  


Closing Thu 30th June 2022, 5pm 

Highly Sprung are looking for young people who are Bold, Ambitious, Curious, Inventive, Open and Playful – an opportunity to bring your voice to our brand-new Youth Advisory Board. 

We need you – your opinions, insights and expertise  – to help shape Highly Sprung’s work, strategy and vision, and to make an impact for other young people. 

A group of young people stand in a circle on stage, in front of a blue curtain.

What People Say

I will never use single-use plastics again. Well done for putting art at the heart at the heart of social change.


Stunning, emotive and powerful.


Mesmerised by both the work and audience reaction.


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