Immediate Theatre was set up by Jo Carter in 1996 with the aim of working closely with local organisations and community groups to create performances which engaged people in the process of change. The company has seen a lot of change over the past 25 years, but we have always remained true to this initial goal. We remain committed to our original vision of a society where questioning, articulate and motivated people create and collaborate to build thriving communities.
Our purpose is to involve communities in creative projects that inspire wellbeing, break down barriers and engage people in the process of personal and social change. We use theatre and the arts to help people engage with issues and concerns. The term “immediate” implying the “right here” on your doorstep and the “right now” of what is happening today. We believe that the arts have an intrinsic role to play in society and should not be restricted within institutions, but happening everywhere.