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Performing Research is Cap-a-Pie’s current programme of work, delivered in association with Newcastle University.

Together with researchers we are exploring how theatre and drama practices can enable academic research to be more democratic, more accessible and more relevant to communities.

We are keen to work with both academic researchers and community groups to facilitate communication and explore together how theatre can lead to more connected research.

Cap-a-Pie believe the combined skills of theatre makers and academics allow for appropriate and rewarding pathways for research to impact on civic society, a powerful vehicle for dissemination and a means of conducting community engaged research.


Leading on from a successful pilot in 2013/14 Cap-a-Pie will be again delivering our “Performing Research: Studio” from October 2014 at Newcastle University culminating in a scratch night at Northern Stage. The twelve week programme brings together artists and researchers to co-create new theatre inspired by the academics’ research interests.

This project is kindly supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and Newcastle University via the Engagement Team and supported by Newcastle University Institute for Creative Arts Practice.

If you are an artist, community organisation or researcher and you are interested in getting involved in Performing Research please don’t hesitate to get in touch.