Operating Theatre

Thought-provoking, poignant and unavoidable theatre

Audience member For the Best

Welcome to Operating Theatre. We provide bespoke theatrical experiences that can transform the way people think about health and well being. We have over fifteen years of experience of responding to commissions and creating original and authentic drama for live performance as well as on film.

We deliver plays, monologues, theatre based workshops, training films and educational events. We have worked with all sorts of organisations and healthcare professionals and know that what we do helps to make a difference. Our clients tell us this on a regular basis.

You can contact us to discuss your project, in confidence, and we will be happy to use our experience to craft a proposal that best suits your needs. We believe health and well being concerns us all and better health comes through collaboration. We would love to hear from you.


We have just finished celebrating the incredible work nurses and midwives do by presenting a new commission ‘A Serious Incident’ at the Newcastle Hospitals 19th Annual Nursing and Midwifery Conference. It was a fantastic experience for us. Stimulating, challenging and humbling too…

‘We are all still on a high… it has been a real pleasure to work with you… you helped us hold our nerve when we were a bit scared and took fledgling ideas and created something that resonated so well with the audience. It was amazing to see..’

Frances Blackburn, Deputy Director of Nursing and Patient Services Freeman The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

We have been busy on several projects this year and are delighted to announce that, as part of the THINK SAFE programme, our series of comedy sketches on Patient Safety,    ‘Whose Leg is it Anyway?‘, is now available to everyone. It’s a great way to get the conversation started about patients’ involvement in their own safety.

‘highly engaging, interactive and most importantly thought provoking…’  Dr Richard Cooper,  Head of Northern School of Radiology

The website has a free resource pack for you to download.

You can watch the full length film (24 mins) here.  Enjoy