is an award-winning company, creating ambitious, inclusive productions and theatre experiences that bring different groups of people together.
We are committed to developing innovative, ensemble-based projects that engage with local communities, where everyone is welcomed and involved regardless of their ability or disability, advantage or disadvantage.
The company was founded in 2007 by the current Artistic Director, who wanted to challenge audience perceptions of what participatory theatre is all about. Going to the theatre shouldn't be a chore.
It shouldn't be something you are forced to do because you happen to know someone in the cast.
It should be invigorating, memorable, exciting, challenging, uplifting and fun.
It should make you want to come back.
SAVVY aims to create ambitious and exciting theatre with community casts, raising the personal expectations of both those involved and those who come to watch.
As of September 2019, SAVVY Theatre is now a resident at the newly refurbished Fairfield Halls.
I am amazed that I managed to see three SAVVY Theatre productions this year, which I enjoyed all of, but the one that sticks out for me was the Hospital Food production. I had all of the emotions in one hour, laughter, tears and fear and that is what in my opinion makes great theatre. Keep on doing what you’re doing as you make a difference to people’s lives.
Just been to see the production of A Midsummer Nights Dream in Beddington Park and I loved it! It was fantastically acted, the props and use of the park were genius, and I can't remember when I've enjoyed a version of this play more! (and I've seen it a lot...) Wonderfully immersive theatre. Wickedly funny and a truly talented company.
Visit Us Online
SAVVY has a very active online social network where you can get information on all of our various groups and performance projects (including all the fun we have in doing them)!
So whether you 'Like' our Facebook Page, follow us on Twitter or watch our Instagram stories - there's plenty of ways to stay up-to-date with all things SAVVY!
How to find us
The Savvy Studio is situated on the ground floor of Fairfield Halls.
When you arrive, go through the main entrance and head to the back left corner (past the bar), where you will see the SAVVY Studio sign.
Go through the double doors and follow the corridor round to the Studio. You can also ask any of the Fairfield Halls staff for directions.