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Hello, we’re Highly Sprung

We create inspiring performances and experiences using physical theatre. Enabling better futures for children and young people. 

We create inspiring performances and experiences using physical theatre. Enabling better futures for children and young people.  

Highly Sprung tell compelling and relevant stories, where text moves and movement speaks. Our work with and for children and young people produces bold, spectacular performances and unforgettable experiences, in unexpected ways, spaces, and places.

Every year Highly Sprung transform the lives of thousands of children and young people. We deliver workshops to more than 5000 children and young people and reach an audience of nearly 40,000 with our touring performances across the UK and the world.

Productions

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

Sprung Youth

Sprung Youth offers a completely new approach to performing arts classes for children and young people aged 6-19.

 

 

Schools

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

What’s On Now

A group of teenage performers stand on stage. They are wearing suits and all holding large pieces of paper in different directions,as if reading.

Highly Sprung’s Play Day returns for Summer 2024!

Highly Sprung are serious about Play. Get involved with one of our Play Days, right here in Coventry

Join us this summer holiday for 2 sunny outdoor Play Days. Led by our steering group, we are running one day dedicated to younger children and families, followed by a day for older groups and teens. Join us to share food, feel good, meet friends and have fun!

Highly Sprung Play Day (Families)
Monday 19th August 2024, 10am – 4pm

Game On (Ages 11+)
Tuesday 20th August 2024, 12pm – 6pm

For GAME ON we are taking sign ups for our Open Mic… learn more here. 

A group of teenage performers stand on stage. They are wearing suits and all holding large pieces of paper in different directions,as if reading.

Apply to our Youth Advisory Board 2024-2025

Aged 14-25? Want to help shape the future of Highly Sprung? We’re looking for 10 young people to join the Youth Advisory Board. 

We’re looking for at least 10 new members to of our Youth Advisory Board (YAB) for 2024-25, with the opportunity to reapply for a second term next year. We want to hear your opinions, insights and expertise, to help shape Highly Sprung’s work, strategy and vision, and to make an impact for other young people.

Deadline to apply Monday 9th September 2024 at 5pm. 

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Flying Theatre with RAF Museums and Highly Sprung

Take your seat at the flying school. Embark on a dynamic journey into aviation history.  

Highly Sprung Performance presents Bravo, Bravo and Trailblazers:  two original, exhilarating performances at RAF Museums Midlands and London. Innovative storytelling will take flight as performers soar through the air, celebrating untold stories of aircraft, people and machines who have paved the way for future generations.

Thu 25th July – Sun 1st September 2024 
RAF Museums Midlands & London 
Tickets starting at £10 for children & concessions 

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.

CastAway Tour Dates 2024 

Drowning under a crushing mass of plastic, the Keeper of the Waterways awakens and rises up. It’s time for change.

Highly Sprung’s CastAway is a stunning outdoor performance that explores the impact of today’s throwaway society on our waterways. Featuring a unique gyroscopic flying machine, it presents a brand new approach to aerial theatre. The all female cast immerses audiences in an underwater world where performers dive, twist and float over 26 feet in the air to delight, inspire and captivate audiences of all ages.