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Who We Are

Our Vision

Vertebra Theatre, founded in 2012 by the Artistic Director Mayra Stergiou, is an Award Winning Female and Queer led Ensemble of artists from diverse backgrounds and artistic disciplines with passion for creating contemporary Physical and Visual Theatre deeply rooted in Experimentation.


With a taste of the Absurd, the Surreal and Visual Storytelling we seek to explore the interplay between the dynamics of life, imagination, myths and science creating original and socially informed embodied writing for stage and film.

Placing the live Body & Scenography in the core of our practice and research, we strive to create artistic work that stretches the boundaries and constantly shifting, shaping and nagotiating spaces between Physical Theatre, Dance, Puppetry, Opera and the Visual Arts

Our Mission

​To promote contemporary Physical and Visual Theatre in the UK and abroad.


To co - create and co - produce devised performances for and with audiences across the spectrum of age, abilities, ethnicities and race creating artistic dialogues that break the barriers of language. 

To place research and collaboration between artistic forms at the heart of our practice and commit to work that is constantly moving, emotive and evolving.

To engage with and promote European Theatre Practices in the UK and abroad.


Vertebra also provides  physical theatre, puppetry and dance workshops to intergenerational groups and uses dramatherapy and performatory approaches to build communities. 

Visual Performance

Theatre for the Senses - The Gisborne Herald NZ

Community Engagement
Arts in Health

Alongside our main artistic programme, Vertebra Theatre creates Participatory and Arts in Health Projects in UK and abroad.

Our projects are responsive to the needs of the communities we are engaging with. We bring devising theatre, puppetry, animation and intergenerational work to promote social inclusion and build well-being in health care, community, educational and prison settings. 

What's On :
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'Sometimes home is full of new possibilities, you just have to look or change how you look.'
Jacques Lecoq

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