About Us

Gearbox Theatre Company Ltd are a professional theatre ensemble based in Leicester and Peterborough. Founded in 2018 by Emma Sheppard, Gearbox was formed with a view to provide quality, small cast touring productions to venues in the UK as well as larger community productions and events.

We aim to present performances that entertain, emotionally engage and spark debate relevant to our time that resonate with communities, people and places. We believe that everyone has the right to enjoy and be enriched by high quality artistic work that is culturally relevant. To this end, we wish to not only nurture the next generation of talent as well as providing opportunities for passionate artists, but to create theatre that is accessible to all. As a limited company, we aim to be a thriving creative organisation, balancing artistic ambition with financial sustainability. Our repertoire includes contemporary takes on familiar, classic texts as well as new writing, adaptations and original devised work.