“If only more companies had the guts to take such risks”
Plays to see ★★★★

“A privilege to be there, clearly exceptional and important work. “
Deborah Warner CBE

Flute was set up in 2014. We create intimate productions of Shakespeare for inclusive audiences. Our shows strip away the pomp and ceremony of Shakespeare’s plays to reveal the essence of their humanity with an intense and original theatricality.

The Tempest was created in 2014 as a co-production with the Royal Shakespeare Company and Ohio State University. The production is made specifically for an audience of children with autism and their families. The show has performed in the UK, US and Spain where it has been translated into Spanish and Catalan. In London it has performed at the Bloomsbury Festival, the Festival of Love, Southbank Centre and the Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond.

In March 2017, we took the show to Teatre Lliure  in Barcelona, working with La Kompanyia Lliure and children from the Centre d’Educació Especial Montserrat Montero. The performance  was in Catalan for an audience of friends and families.

Following the success of The Tempest , we are thrilled to be returning to the Orange Tree Theatre this autumn, with a new adaption of A Midsummer Night’s Dream created for  young people with Autism and their families. Please click here for more information on how to book.

Twelfth Night will make its world premiere at the  Festival de Teatro Clasico de Almagro in Spain on July 25th 2017 as part of the Almagro OFF.  We are delighted to announce that the UK premiere of Twelfth Night will be at Dartington, Devon, this September.

Hamlet was created in 2015 as a co-production with English Touring Theatre. It has performed in Poland, Romania, Germany, Spain and at Kronborg Castle, Elsinore in Denmark. In December 2016 the production played a sold out run for four weeks at Trafalgar Studios in London.

To make a last minute donation toward Twelfth Night at The Almagro Festival CLICK HERE THANK YOU!

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Artistic Director
Kelly Hunter

Emma Groome

Company Stage Manager 
Paula Salmon

Karen Calamaro
Jane Claire
Michael Dobson
Talia Rodgers

Original Founders
Kelly Hunter and Emma Richards

Limited Company Number 9303847
Registered Charity Number 1163705

Thanks to the David and Claudia Harding Foundation

Thanks to Children in Need


Flute is an Associate Company of English Touring Theatre 


Many thanks to all our Flute Angels who have made our work possible!

Ben Raanan
Camilla Høg
Caro Newling
Dane Millard
David Burgess
David Farr
David Schalkwyk
David Thacker
Dawn Marie Moe
Elaine Groome
Esta Charkham
Flavia Fraser-Cannon
Gary Lyons
Glenn Christodolou
Greg Parston
Iris Rajman
James Stredder
Jess Moore
Jo Ann Morris
Lia Williams
Mark Rylance Waters
Mark Walling
Nick Starr
Peter Smith
Rachel Pickup
Robert Ziegler
Robin Post
Rowan Mackenzie
Samantha Young
Scott Jackson
Selina Cadell
Steve Volsen
Sue Prideaux
Timo Uotinen
Tom Wright
Virginia Gorna
World Shakespeare Project