Operating Theatre


        ‘Thought-provoking, poignant and unavoidable theatre


UPDATE- Deep Mind and the Great Puzzle- COVID-19

We have cancelled all of the performances of our new play Deep Mind and the Great Puzzle at both Alphabetti Theatre and Ushaw College.  We are very disappointed but the health and wellbeing of our performers and technicians, panel members and audiences is paramount. We will do all we can to restage the piece when it is safe to do so and are looking into filming the piece so that people can watch the play remotely.

I would like to thank Ali and all of the team at Alphabetti Theatre as well as Lucy Jenkins and Ushaw College and our Board for their understanding and support. These are challenging times and we will do all we can to support efforts to keep people safe and well.

Apologies for the short notice and hope to see you all again in the not too distant future.

Best Wishes

Alex Elliott –Artistic Director

Carol Clewlow- Producer

What a Piece of Work was commissioned by the CANDO project to mark the opening of the Illuminating the Self exhibition at the Hatton Gallery which features the work of Andrew Carnie and Susan Aldworth. Andrew very kindly agreed to us using his images for our piece.

Welcome to Operating Theatre. We provide bespoke theatrical experiences that can transform the way people think about health and well being. We have nearly twenty 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.

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. Let’s get started.