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.

What’s On Now

Transmission: GONE VIRAL


Feeling confused, frustrated or even irritated at the mixed messages and ‘science’ out there regarding COVID 19/ Corona Virus/ SARS CO V2?

Highly Sprung have teamed up with virologists and biologists from the University of Warwick and Coventry University to create TRANSMISSION: Gone Viral. This dancing lecture will help you understand what COVID 19/ Corona Virus is, how it attacks our cells and how we can protect ourselves against it.

You can watch the full film, or see it 4 shorter parts, examining different areas from what a virus actually is, to how different countries have responded during the pandemic.  


Writer: Mark Worth

Director: Sarah Worth

Performers: Emily Robertson, Luke Sheppard, Frankie Hickman

Scientific Consultants: Lauren Action, Phil Gould, Jess Rollason, Kevin Moffat, Robert Spooner

Sponsor a Sprungster

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.

What People Say

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

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

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