The Johnny Barlow Theatre Company is a group for adults who have experienced mental health issues and/or learning difficulties and use the creation and performance of new music theatre to improve wellbeing and bring about social action.

Using their lived experiences as inspiration, The Johnny Barlow Theatre Company create work that raises awareness, reduces stigma and provides solutions to health and social challenges of our times. We have produced performances and participant led workshops that have toured health and social care conferences and events, hospitals and small theatres.

The group meet every Thursday afternoon at our base, Guide Bridge Theatre in Audenshaw, and have the opportunity to work with a range of artists including actors; set designers; composers; film makers and musicians. You don’t have to be an actor to get involved, just someone who is creative and up for a laugh!

If you’re interested in taking part or finding out more about The Johnny Barlow Theatre Company, please get in touch using the form on the contact us page.



Nicola, Participant

Katie, Participant

John, Participant