Artistic Vision


Gonzo, photograph: Sarah Walker

Creativity is something that belongs to all of us. At St Martins we make art because we believe adults have a lot to answer for and children ask the best questions.

So we make bold, disruptive theatre fuelled by the voices of children and teenagers for adult audiences.

We believe children are a creative force right now. We’re not a training institution teaching young people to ‘one day’ work in the arts, every day we make sophisticated, contemporary art in collaboration with children.

We ask children difficult, gnarly questions to which we don’t have the answers.

They provide astonishing responses. Within our workshops and rehearsals, they challenge social assumptions, expose hypocrisies and voice inequalities. They make us see the world from a different perspective.

The work we create with children and teens plants seeds within our adult audiences. It makes them take a breath, think twice and question their beliefs.

We want to disrupt adults’ perceptions of young people in the world. We want adults to create space in our society for young people’s opinions to be heard. It’s a radical inversion of the hierarchy in which we live.

As a company, we’ve dedicated ourselves to broader social transformation through the act of children making art for adults.

“I’m blown away by the complexity and sophistication of responses when I ask a question or set up a provocation in a workshop. I see real and raw performances in these creative rooms that excite and move me. I laugh a lot – with astonishment, recognition, and awe!”

Nadja Kostich, Artistic Director

The social feed

08 Aug 2019
Our special #EscapeVelocity preview screening is ready to take-off! Be prepared for the...
07 Aug 2019
Keep your finger on the pulse... Escape Velocity is ready to launch in a matter of days...
30 Jul 2019
💪🏻💪🏻 Yes! 💪🏻💪🏻 More awesome hero-work from semester 1! 🎭
26 Jul 2019
Some more creations by our young artists coming out of Semester 1's examination of hero...
25 Jul 2019
Some awesome creations from our 5-8s!! Do you know about our prompts and provocations? ...
11 Jul 2019
School's back next week, and with it, our Term Programs! Don't forget to enrol https://...
01 Jul 2019
#EscapeVelocity launching soon 🤩🤩 Keep your eyes peeled for details, we can't wait to s...
30 Jun 2019
Some more #BTS from #EscapeVelocity to get you excited! Launching very soon. Watch this...
30 Jun 2019
Today marks the end of #Pride Month 2019 - but not the end of celebrating #PRIDE every ...
19 Jun 2019
Check out all these young heroes on the mic with @sugarbowldonniris "Yung Philly" at #T...
17 Jun 2019
Meet some of the young heroes from #ThePlaygroundProject's "Heroes Live Here" productio...
13 Jun 2019
Check out some of #ThePlaygroundProject team getting ready for 'Heroes Live Here', a pe...
31 May 2019
Meet some of the amazing #EscapeVelocity stars! 😍 we've loved working with @minus18yout...
30 May 2019
The whole crew working hard on our #EscapeVelocity shoot 😍😍 Look at all these hard-work...
29 May 2019
On set for our first #EscapeVelocity shoot. We're so excited to be in the production ph...
27 May 2019
We had so much fun at #RoolaBoola Children's Arts Festival last year! Check out these a...
16 Apr 2019
With just a few days left of school holidays, we've got our minds on Term 2. How about ...