Transforming young people’s futures through the power of theatre

Forge Festival

With Young People

Forge Festival is The Knotted Project’s most exciting and ambitious project to date. This annual theatre festival, now in it's 3rd year, is co-designed with young people empowers creative young people across Cumbria to tell their story and make a statement through original performances that they co-create with professional artists from The Knotted Project.

The Greatest Robot Ever

For Young People

A magical, interactive, dance-theatre show for children 3-8 years and their grownups. This rural touring show performs in libraries, schools and other non-traditional settings.

Inside The Igloo

For Young People

A rural touring dance-theatre show and beautiful illustrated, rhyming, published story for children 3+.

Tales Retold

For Young People

The Knotted Project are lead artists on Tales ReTold, part of the Story-led Resilience Program at Blackpool Grand Theatre; Winner of the 2023 UK Theatre award for Excellence in Arts Education! Over the past few years, we have worked with hundreds of young people at Primary Schools in Blackpool to identify, explore and define resilience by looking through the lens of stories and theatre.

Stage Directions

With Young People

The Knotted Project have been working with the Stage Directions programme since 2020. They were lead artists on the 2023 Stage Directions Summer Program delivering theatre & Co-Creation in Salford. Stage Directions is a theatre making programme for young people in Salford. Led by the Salford LCEP & partners & funded by DCMS & Arts Council England.

Co-Created Films

With Young People

We deliver co-creation film projects with young people so they can tell their own story, make a statement and express themselves creatively.


For Young People

An interactive experience by The Knotted Project for families at Windermere Jetty Museum. Collect clues and follow tracks to uncover the mystery, hidden beneath the surface.

Forge The Future

With Young People

A 45-minute film, created and filmed in lockdown in 2021 by young people in response to the pandemic.


For Young People

The Knotted Project team has extensive experience in delivering theatre workshops in a wide range of settings including schools, theatres and even forests. Since 2013, we have aimed to adapt our delivery to each individual we work to ensure that physical theatre is accessible to all.

Working in

We are passionate about collaboration and working in partnership with other creatives and companies. Find out more about the work we do at The Knotted Project.

About Us
Creating Theatrical Events & Experiences With & For Young People