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 4-21 year olds, in a fun and supportive setting.


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

What’s On Now

Sponsor a Sprungster. Help Another Young Person Find Their Me.

At Highly Sprung, we put young people at the heart of our work in ways no other company does. Empowering every young person to discover their creative potential and explore their own unique voice through dance, drama and physical theatre.

We are now asking for your support, helping us to help more young people through ‘Sponsor a Sprungster.’ Every pound will go straight back into our work.

We are also developing new programmes, taking Sprungsters into the community and make it as accessible as possible, reaching young people we haven’t get worked with. 

Watch our campaign video, then visit our ‘support us’ page to find out more and make a donation, or share the campaign with the people you know. 

The Physical Fellowship: Unlocked Resources

The Physical Fellowship is the UK’s only physical theatre festival exclusively for young people and is now in its 11th year. For 2020, we took the festival online, sharing performances, workshops, tutorials, creative responses to this year’s theme and masterclasses from Highly Sprung.

We also shared ‘Seen But Never Heard,’ our Sprungsters headline show from 2019 [available to the right of this box]. 

You can get involved and view ALL the resources we shared across the festival right here 

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