As we celebrate our 25th anniversary, we're marking a new chapter by relaunching as New Earth Theatre!
Over the past 25 years we have been a leading voice in presenting British East and South East Asian stories, empowering our artists and our audiences as well as providing opportunities and pathways into our industry; and will remain at the heart of what we do.
New Earth Theatre is a moment of reset for our company at a time of great change for many. No one could have predicted what this year would bring, and despite its challenges across our industry and globally we have responded and adapted quickly. We created an emergency BESEA freelance hardship fund, we’re delivereding our professional writers and academy programme online and we’ve discovered new theatrical territory, creating blended digital and live work through our commissions Duck Rabbit by Pamela Carter (co-commissioned with Chinese Arts Now); Homeward (house) Bound by Stacy Makishi (in association with HOMEmakers); our New Stories festival of seventeen short plays and a performance-led walking tour of Manchester with Signal Fires: Beyond Chinatown.
The future of theatre is very much changing and evolving as we begin the path back to live performance, and we look forward to the integral part we can play in creating a stronger future with BESEA voices and stories being heard and told for generations to come.