Associate Companies

Redbridge Drama Centre supports the development of professional companies. As an Associate Company they are able to develop and rehearse work here and run workshops for our theatre schools and other young people.

Our first Associate Company is the award winning Theatre Ad Infinitum who share many of our own ideals and have produced some of the most creative and inspirational work visiting the Centre. Their mission is to create transformative theatrical experiences that inspire, challenge, move and provoke a global community, ignite passionate debate about urgent themes and engage diverse audiences. We have worked with Theatre Ad Infinitum and have been delighted to support their many critically acclaimed projects including Odyssey, Translunar Paradise, Ballad of the Burning Star and the dystopian Sci-Fi Light.  

Our second Associate Company is Scene Productions who have produced many shows at RDC. They specialise in accessible adaptations of classics from Brecht, Artaud and Kafka drawing on physical theatre styles and a variety of form. Their work tours the country in a variety of settings and they produce excellent resources to allow in-depth study of their work.

Our third Associate Company is Artists4Artists. The Artists 4 Artists network will offer a voice for the hip hop theatre community, providing professional development for artists, initiating debate, introducing new audiences to hip hop & activating a dialogue between programmers and artists. A4A will address the lack of training, professional development and programming opportunities for hip hop artists. Ultimately encouraging confidence, inclusion and innovation to develop the hip hop sector.

Our fourth Associate Company is Far from the Norm, who were established in 2009 and is a hip hop theatre collective of individuals renowned for challenging and inspiring audiences.  We first worked with them in Autumn 2014 when we collaborated on a school's project creating a piece to raise awareness about substance abuse.  This was produced through Redbridge Drama Centre and Breakin' Convention.  

Our final Associate Company is Rhum and Clay. Born at Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris in 2010, Rhum & Clay is led by artistic directors Julian Spooner and Matthew Wells. Devised through creative play, the company’s work - a sophisticated and highly accessible fusion of physical theatre and absurdist clowning - is made in collaboration with a diverse ensemble of actors, dancers, musicians, designers, academics and anyone with an interesting story to tell.

Their production of TESTOSTERONE was part of the British Council Showcase 2017and recieved 5 star reviews.