Hello there!
We are Hubbub
Theatre Company

We are an integrated ensemble of learning disabled
and non disabled performers who create engaging,
accessible physical theatre using movement and
original music to tell Human stories.

Kindness as a
Revolution

At Hubbub we believe that Kindness is an act
of revolution. In a time where people seem divided
and often put in a box, we believe that connection,
communication and acts of generosity and kindness
can make a difference on a personal, community
and global level. Our work is inspired by this.

The Drum

Hubbub’s latest project ‘The Drum’ is being developed
with Helen Baggett from Gecko Theatre and a fantastic
ensemble of performers and musicians. Exploring themes
of well-being on a personal, community and global
level, The Drum also has workshops that reach into
the community and bring people together.

Get Involved!

Hubbub Theatre Company offer exciting
opportunities to get involved in classes,
workshops and our twice-yearly
Hubbub Club event!

Hubbub At Home – Hubbub Theatre Company has not stopped delivery during Lockdown.

Supported by Arts Council England, Foundation Derbyshire and Edward Gosling Foundation, Hubbub did not miss a week in moving our workshops and training online, creating Hubbub at Home.  It was a steep learning curve but we are proud to say we know that all of community are safe and well. 100% of trainee actors are still working with us online and 80% of The Hub.

Through weekly Zoom sessions, video tutorials and creative task setting we have continued to offer a high quality experience to our regular trainees and participants. We also adapted The Drum outreach workshops to video which you can see in Latest News.

Physical and emotional wellbeing is at the heart of what we do and our ongoing work has supported many individuals and families. One carer said ‘At the beginning of lockdown, everything stopped – the (Hubbub) team have been so creative, provided what has felt like a seamless service. A little miracle, in what has been a difficult time’

To find out more about what we have been doing , please visit Latest News or also look at our Social Media. We will also be hosting a Coffee and Catch up event on Friday 24th July 11-12 so look out for the invitation coming very soon….

We are now delighted to offer more people, families, carers and friends the chance to join us on our Hubbub at Home mini Summer Festival in August.

There will be Zoom workshops in drama, music and dance as well as videos to follow on our YouTube channel and live music performances as well as our fabulous Beach Party going online!! To find out more and how to get involved please email us [email protected] You can also register for our newsletter and follow us on social media to keep up to date with what is going on. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Productions

We are currently in Creative Development of a new touring piece of theatre called The Drum. Based on a Hindu story, the piece tackles themes of loneliness, poverty and struggle… how we can build stronger communities and improve wellbeing through acts of Kindness and sharing. The Drum is a physical show with few words and live music composed by Ines Sampaio Figueridos. Working with Helen Baggett from the internationally acclaimed Gecko Theatre, and Chris Yarnell (The Outbound Project) and Laura Ryder (The B team) the Hubbub ensemble explore the story and messages through a range of movement and non-verbal story-telling devices. Development came to a pause due to Lockdown and we held an online sharing event of the work so far. On the panel we were delighted to welcome Helen Baggett, Sarah Brigham (Derby Theatre), Phil Hargreaves (Deda), Jen Sumner (Hubbub) and Izzy Noake (Hubbub), hosted by Hubbub Chair Clare Limb and attended by over 35 people from Arts Council, venues, universities and interested creatives and friends. We also shared the development of The Hubbub Way, which is in the final stage of development. Please visit our Latest News page to see this. We are now adapting The Drum for outdoor performance and community engagement, hopefully for Summer 2021. If you would like to find out more, or are interesting in programming this work, please contact us for a chat.

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“Hubbub has brought me out of my shell. I love helping, especially with the workshops in schools. It has taught me a lot – to be more confident and more focused. My communication is a lot better than it was before.
I am proud of myself”

Trainee actor and facilitator

Workshops

Are you looking for ways to bring creativity into your school, team, organisation? Even online during these times?

Hubbub offer workshops and training for students, staff and teams, designed to meet the needs of your organisation and people…Workshops are based on The Hubbub Way of working and are engaging, accessible and lots of fun! We adapt our workshops to meet the needs and requirements of each place we visit.

Workshops are facilitated by two professional practitioners supported by a learning disabled artist wherever possible.

All of our facilitators are DBS checked and fully insured.

To find out more or request an online workshop for your school, organisation or community, please email us [email protected]

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The Hubbub Club

A theatrical party night for people of all ages and abilities… anyone who likes to have fun!

We particularly welcome people with learning disabilities and their friends and families.

Our next Hubbub Club will be coming online in August. Watch out for more information coming soon! A fantastic event for anyone with an open heart who like to party! 

Click below for more info.

Get Involved!

Contact Us

For information on any aspect of our work, please contact us. We are always happy to chat to people who want to find out more about what we do.

If you would like to support our work,
please click on the ‘donate’ button below.




Call | 01332 374 665 (Hubbub at Home number during Lockdown 07713 643598)

Email | [email protected]hubbubtheatre.org

Hubbub Theatre Company
Déda
19 Chapel Street
Cathedral Quarter
Derby
DE1 3GU

Registered Charity Number 1164103