Mandala - Joining people together to empower, enlighten and transform
Established in 2015 Mandala produces theatre for local, national and international audiences and employs, trains and nurtures young people from diverse backgrounds into the Creative Industry.
We use the power of performance to change young lives, build communities and foster social justice.
We are a diverse-led company creating exciting new theatre with social justice at its heart. We give voice to those whose stories are not heard – and give those stories life.
Our work connects people and brings them together, because we believe that the arts are a force for change and aim to connect people, influence social, policy and system change.
Our guiding principles:
To make visceral theatre using social justice as a creative catalyst.
To employ, train and nurture young performers from diverse, ethnic and economic backgrounds in theatre for social justice. To give them the chance to perform and tour in a professional company.
To bring new and previously unheard stories to mainstream audiences – and into the heart of those communities whose stories they are. We want to connect them through dialogue and debate.
To work with communities and help them create their own artistic response.
Mandala is a Community Interest Company.
From our centre in Oxford, we aim to reach out to the world.
Mandala is a Community Interest Company. From our centre in Oxford, we aim to reach out to the world
Meet our amazing team
Thank you to all our partners and supporters
Past Partners and Supporters
“By creating a truly joint project, we hope to create ground-breaking research which is of use to the arts sector as well as furthering our understanding of the educational benefits of theatre.”
Associate Professor of English and Literacy Education, Department of Education, University of Oxford. Fellow of St. Hilda’s College, Oxford.
Photographs by David Fisher, Stu Allsopp and Clement Seggissement