Amplified Theatre is a theatre company that explores the fusion of live performance with alternative music genres.

Founded in 2015, our debut production Unsigned premiered at the Black Box Festival, later transferring to the Tristan Bates as part of the Camden Fringe playing to sell-out audiences.

The piece was selected as one of the Top 10 shows to see at the festival.

In 2016, we launched our annual new writing project Six. This unique event showcases six short plays by six emerging writers, inspired by six songs by six upcoming musicians.

Like all of our work, the project is fully captioned making Amplified the first company to bring accessible theatre to The Bunker in 2017. 

In 2018, we were invited to work with Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and 16 of their Musical Theatre students on an R&D workshop of Heart of Hearts written by Tom Wentworth (Bush Theatre Emerging Writer) featuring the songs of SuRie (Eurovision 2018). 

Our Artistic Director Stephen Lloyd spoke on a panel at the Edinburgh Fringe 2018. The discussion, Demystifying Access was chaired by Nicola Wildin of the Royal Exchange Manchester and produced by Unlimited.

In October 2018 we joined the Deaf & Hearing Ensemble and musician Jamie West (Young Busker of the Year) for a day of exploration and collaboration at Poplar Union.

Our gig-theatre double bill premiered at The Bunker in November 2018 which showcased two new plays: Street Magic by Amy Guyler, inspired by and featuring live music from Jimmy and the Wolf, and V.E. by Felix O'Brien, inspired by and featuring live music from Nadine Wild-Palmer.

Amplified Theatre was made Resident Company of Theatre on the High Street and developed V.E. further in January 2019, supported by Arts Council England, Croydon Council's Cultural Partnership Fund and Zoo Co.

In February 2019, we were made Associate Artist of Portsmouth Guildhall and will develop work in their new studio space later this year.