Using movement to tell stories when words won’t do


Using movement to tell stories when words won’t do


Hello, we’re Highly Sprung

The UK’s leading physical theatre company making work for and with children and young people.

We create outdoor and indoor performances that tell stories through movement, gesture and dance. Stories inspired by humanity, science, and the complex world around us.

We also train artists in physical theatre and run projects in primary and secondary schools here and across the world.


We create original physical theatre that empowers young people to explore and express their unique creativity and identity.


We train and mentor both new and established arts practitioners in physical theatre and the kinaesthetic learning processes at the heart of our work.


Our youth group with a difference develops physical performance skills and creativity in 4-19 year olds, in a fun and supportive setting. Get in touch for a free tasters session. 


We explore primary and secondary curriculum-based topics through physical performance to increase confidence, creativity and collaborative working.

For 2021 we have launched Ready, Box Set, Go, a new digital resource with series of engaging, dynamic packages. 

What’s On Now



A new digital resource for primary and secondary schools, enabling us to remotely deliver high quality arts programmes. 

Using Highly Sprung’s signature approach, we have created a series of engaging and dynamic packages. Each comes with a pre-made box of physical and digital resources, using a Highly Sprung story or performance as an inspiration point.

Designed to influence and inspire how children create and think, it gives creative ownership of the programme, develops critical thinking skills and cultivates an awareness of the wider world. All packages have been developed with clear learning objectives and goals to guide and motivate your students.

Throughout the delivery of these sessions, you won’t be on your own. Highly Sprung will be here to support teachers every step of the way, with structured guidance, CPD and lesson plans.


View our prospectus and learn more here.

An image of a white cardboard box, with text reading 'Ready Box Set Go!' There are three images on the box: an astronaut, an Emperor and a heart,
Horizons 2021 

Since 2019, Highly Sprung Performance have been a partner of Echo Eternal, a commemorative arts engagement project that pays tribute to the testimonies of Holocaust survivors. Throughout January, it has been an honour to be part Echo Eternal’s Horizons Festival, working with young people to respond to these powerful testimonies. The festival culminated on the eve of Holocaust Memorial Day with a short film ‘Horizons 2021’ – a dynamic act of commemoration exploring the theme ‘Be the Light in Darkness.’

Under the artistic direction of Sarah Worth, this film was realised by a brilliant creative team and an inspiring group of young performers. We hope you will join us in watching the broadcast.

What People Say

No-one who watched the performance would have failed to be moved by the poignant storytelling achieved with excellent craft and skill by the performers. The wonderful smiling faces of the children and the tears of the adults clearly showed how much the narrative had touched us all.

Up, Up and Away

Training with Highly Sprung enhanced my teaching practice and equipped me with a new skill set. I learnt to approach workshops as a narrative, and this has provided me with a structure to my teaching that I can be creative and play with.

Artist Training

My nine-year-old daughter was completely taken in by your performance. I could tell her about what’s going on with the planet again and again and it would just go over her head. What you’ve just done there, will stay with her forever.

Urban Astronaut