Frequently Asked Questions


I would be interested to work with Kneehigh as a performer/designer/ technician /crew etc. How should I apply?
Kneehigh very rarely audition as we work within our core group of associated artists to whom we are committed. On the odd time we do audition it is usually through our partnership company's casting department (such as when we work with Associate Theatres or Producers).

However, we will certainly keep CVs on file should suitable opportunities arise but kindly request that you only send email copies (with a link to Spotlight if applicable) to save on paper and postage. Please email them to

I would be interested to do a work placement / work experience with Kneehigh. Who should I write to?
Due to the many requests we receive we are often unable to offer work placements unfortunately. However we do keep CVs and enquiries on file in case we are in a position to offer work experience placements in the future. We do ask that you send emails rather than letters if possible to save paper and postage. Please email to

I am interested in staging one of Kneehigh's productions, what should I do?
The rights for all our work remains with Kneehigh and, at present, we are unable to allow any reproductions of our shows. If you need any further information please contact us.

I am doing some research and would like to know more about Kneehigh. I have specific questions on Kneehigh's 'style' and 'methods' of working and would like to interview a member of the company.
Due to the high level of demand from studying theatre and devising, we are often unable to help with specific requests for extra information and unfortunately cannot arrange one to one interviews. Hopefully you can find answers to questions via the downloadable education packs in this Resources section, or on our digital educational resource site.

Can I come and watch a rehearsal / speak with a member of the company?
Our rehearsals are normally a closed process. Occasionally there may be opportunities to view the rehearsals, but these are likely to be rare, and limited to people who have some role in the process.

Where can I get DVDs or CDs of Kneehigh's Work?
We are now able to offer CDs for The Wild Bride, Don John and a compilation of 10 years of Kneehigh love songs. These can be purchased from the merchandise page (see the link in the above menu) or by calling the office directly on 01872 267910.

We have an active Vimeo channel on which you can view video edits of our shows: if you search for WeAreKneehigh it will take you straight to all our latest antics. Longer edits are unfortunately not available at this time.

We also have short clips from our shows in the Members Area, which is accessible by Friends of Kneehigh. For more information on how to join the Friends Scheme please click here.

Do Kneehigh run workshops?
We often run workshops at theatre/venues as part of a touring production. If you refer to the forthcoming events schedule you can either contact us or the specific venue to find out if a workshop is scheduled.

I am using Kneehigh as a chosen practitioner for the AQA AS-Level syllabus. Do Kneehigh have an education pack to support this?
We have tried to make our website a comprehensive education resource for both teachers and students. On the show pages there is either a Director's or Writer's commentary on the work and the website also includes interviews with Emma Rice & Mike Shepherd.

There are also video clips, interviews with company members & an updated Director's notebook available in the Members area, which is accessible by Friends of Kneehigh. For more information on how to join the Friends Scheme please click here.

Further information and interviews can be found on the internet and we've picked out a couple of useful links (Kneehigh is not responsible for the content of external websites)

Kneehigh on Wikipedia Click Here

BBC Cornwall interview with Emma Rice from May 2008 Click Here

Unfortunately due to the large number or requests we are unable to run specific A-Level workshops in schools, however we often run schools workshops in conjunction with our performances at venues around the country. If you have further queries you are welcome to contact the office and we will certainly do our best to help:

Recently we pulled together memory aid packs for The Wild Bride, The Red Shoes and Hansel & Gretel so you don't need to take notes during the show. You can download them here