About Us

Iris Theatre is an award-winning theatre company based at the world-famous St. Paul’s Church in Covent Garden. Established in 2007 by Artistic Director Daniel Winder, Iris Theatre, has a reputation for producing vibrant and accessible site-specific and outdoor theatre. We have been nominated for twelve ‘offies’ in the last five years and the company won the Off-West End Award for Best Production for Young People Aged 8+ for its 2016 production Treasure Island, directed and written by Daniel Winder.

Iris gained full charity status in 2009 with a mission to support the development of the next generation of professional theatre practitioners. We focus on encouraging a diverse range of creative voices; as well as increasing the diversity of theatre audiences.

Our collaborative approach gives emerging artists the opportunity to create work for a central London venue with a prominent profile. Growing year on year, Iris Theatre is now firmly cemented in its home at The Actor’s Church. The award-winning summer season is now a permanent fixture of London’s outdoor theatrical scene. Moving into its second decade, Iris Theatre is looking to continue its growth beyond the walls of The Actors’ Church. Last year we had productions of H.R.Haitch at the Union Theatre and Arabian Nights at Hoxton Hall. This year sees our third season of collaboration with London’s Free-Open Air Theatre at the Scoop.