Breathing Fire is currently looking forward to when we can resume our normal activities. While the government has given some directives for the arts sector, we are still somewhat constrained in performing live work, and to carry out interactive sessions with the communities we work with. Our upmost priority is the safety of individuals and groups, and also for fellow artists, colleagues and ourselves.

During this challenging and unprecedented time our thoughts are with all those throughout the UK and around the globe who have been affected by the coronavirus and with those who have lost family members, friends or colleagues. We, like many, are concerned about the disproportionate number of Black and Minority Ethnic people who have been adversely affected by covid-19 and those who have sadly passed. We will be keen to understand the findings relating to this and accompanying strategies to address race inequality.

Linked with the above is the campaign for Black Lives Matter. Breathing Fire is fully in support of the call for tangible action throughout all services that will achieve race equality and ultimately ensure equality exists for all communities, groups and individuals in every aspect of everyone’s lives.

Where possible we are able to consider working with groups via Zoom and to also find other creative ways of working, communicating and creating theatre. In the meantime we look forward to opportunities for when we can work safely and freely in a range of spaces and settings.

We trust you are, and will, keep safe and well.

From all the artists at Breathing Fire.

  • What is Playback Theatre?


    Playback Theatre is a unique form of interactive theatre enabling audiences to tell their stories.

    Playback theatre is a safe way of exploring internal thought processes and using the arts to express and communicate.

    People from the audience are invited to share moments from their lives.

    They then see them being brought to life as the company immediately recreates the essence of their story using voice, movement, dance, music and song.

Playback Theatre

Breathing Fire
is a member of the International Playback
Theatre Network

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  • What we are doing...


    Looking forward to running our workshop on Sunday 7th March for International Women's Day, 2pm - 4.30pm on 'Being a Difficult Woman' as part of Bristol Improv programme.  Please do join us if you can. International Women’s Day 2021 – The Bristol Improv Theatre

    Breathing Fire made some major changes having decided to restructure the organisation. A number of the group left us. We really appreciated and valued the journey we had together with these former members and wish them every success in their various future endeavours. We are exploring a future structure and are excited about this including recruitment of new members as there has not been an opportunity for women to join the group since our last recruitment in 2010. The process is being overseen by Breathing Fire’s business group and we are really pleased to have involvement from founding members of Breathing Fire to support our plans.

    We are available for performances and workshops as usual – so please do get in touch!

    Have a look at our What's On page to see our exciting plans for the year!