About Us

At Strike A Light, we create events that people never imagined would or could happen in their city. We tell people’s stories through performance and create brilliant participation opportunities for young people.

Gloucester is a diverse city and we make sure that the people we work with, the shows we programme and the companies we support reflect this.

We believe that the arts can change lives and that everyone, regardless of background and circumstance, should be given opportunities to watch, make and participate.

So far, Strike A Light have welcomed thousands of audience members, supported dozens of performers and companies to create new shows and given hundreds of young people the chance to take part in arts activities – often for the first time.

Audiences have danced on rooftops, made a meal for 100 people, been part of a National Theatre show, explored Gloucester’s housing estates with a group of teenagers, become part of a flashmob, eaten fish and chips while young people performed a beatbox show and watched high quality national touring work in empty shops, churches, community centres, schools and Gloucester streets.

Whether you want to come to an event, join our youth theatre or get support as you develop a new show, we hope to see you soon.

Listen to our “About Strike A Light’ Guide.