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Paines Plough



Music, Theatre, Dance and Visual Arts


About us

Hello! We’re Paines Plough. We create new stories and perform them wherever you are.

Founded in 1974, we have worked with over 300 outstanding British playwrights including James Graham, Sarah Kane, Dennis Kelly, Mike Bartlett, Sam Steiner, Elinor Cook, Vinay Patel, Zia Ahmed and Kae Tempest.

Our plays are nationally discovered and locally heard. As a touring theatre company dedicated to new writing, we discover, develop and empower writers across the country and share their explosive new stories with audiences all over the UK and beyond.

We tour to over 40 places a year and are committed to bringing work to communities who might not otherwise have the opportunity to experience much new writing or theatre.

Our shows might appear in your local theatre, park, community centre, market square, university campus, on the seafront, or online. We even tour our own pioneering pop-up theatre Roundabout; a state of the art, in the round auditorium which travels the length and breadth of the country.

Wherever you are you can experience a Paines Plough production.

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