ABOUT

‘Poleroid are an energising force and have a big future ahead of

them as provocateurs, alchemists, creatives and producers. Amongst a new wave

of companies exploring new ways of making and presenting theatre, Poleroid

stands out as an innovator with the ideas and the passion to shake things up and

make things happen.’

- James Grieve, Joint Artistic Director, Paines Plough

Nominated for five Off-West End Theatre Awards and Winners of Vault Festival's 'Show Of The Year Award', Poleroid are a multi-award winning new writing theatre company encouraging multi-disciplinary work and artist development. We believe that people learn through doing and set frameworks for artists to showcase and develop their skills in a supportive environment.

We explore the dark undercurrents of life in the 21st century from the perspective

of those on the margins whose stories we rarely get to hear. We give a platform to

exceptional fast-rising writers, actors and directors from across

the UK and through our collaborative method nurture bold

new work that is committed to engaging new, younger audiences with theatre.

Amongst many other artists, we have produced work by Vinay Patel (writer of BBC’s

Murdered By My Father), Kenneth Emson (BAFTA nominated, winner of the Adrienne

Benham and OffWestEnd Adopt A Playwright awards), Brad Birch (recipient of the

2016 Pinter Commission from the Royal Court), Luke Barnes (Old Vic New Voices

Award winner for Chapel Street) and Phoebe Eclair-Powell (Channel 4 Bursary

recipient and Writer in Residence at Soho Theatre).

We also produce Write It : Mic It , an acclaimed eclectic performance platform which

has given opportunities to two hundred established and emerging artists from across

the UK since 2012. It has been hosted at the Paines Plough Roundabout, Live Theatre, Vault Festival, Hackney Attic, Ritzy Cinema, Castle Hotel Manchester, 

Wilderness Festival and Standon Calling.

Poleroid Theatre was founded in 2011 by Actress Molly Roberts.

“Poleroid Theatre are a fantastic champion of new writing and new writers. I have worked with them on the development of a new play and also had work produced at their Write It : Mic It events, and through both experiences can only commend them on the professionalism

and ambition. They are risk takers and forward thinkers; what more can you ask from atheatre company.”

Kenneth Emson (BBC/Royal Court)

“Poleroid Theatre are a fantastic champion of new writing and new writers. I have worked with them on the development of a new play and also had work produced at their Write It : Mic It events, and through both experiences can only commend them on the professionalism

and ambition. They are risk takers and forward thinkers; what more can you ask from atheatre company.”

- Kenneth Emson (BBC/Royal Court)

“Poleroid offer unique and practical opportunities that are extremely rare to find in the industry. They have given me the space, support, and artist connections to create long lasting creative collaborations full of inspiration, rigor and opportunity.”

- Sarah Kosar (Royal Court/Old Vic 12)

  

“Before meeting Molly and Beth I ‎hadn't written a new play in a while and had pretty much given up on my theatre career. After talking through a new idea I was given the encouragement to go away and write a new play - one that resulted in a read through to a full house at The Arcola theatre and renewed industry interest in my work.”

- Laura Poliakoff (Writer, Eastenders, BBC)

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR / EXECUTIVE PRODUCER – Molly Roberts

ASSOCIATE DIRECTORS – Bethany Pitts & Josh Roche

ASSOCIATE WRITERS – Kenneth Emson, Vinay Patel, Andrew Thompson

PATRON – Jocelyn Abbey

PLEASE NOTE - Poleroid employ a variety of freelance Creatives and Actors on a project-by-project basis. We do not currently employ full-time staff. Full credentials for each of our projects can be found on their respective pages.