Are you a young artist?

Working with young artists at the early stages of their careers

In difficult times, it can be really hard for any young person to imagine and build a career in the arts, but some young people face even tougher challenges. Tangled Feet believe that it is vital that the creative aspirations of all young people are nurtured, and that we work hard to make sure that the next generation of artists come from a diverse set of backgrounds. We are committed to supporting young artists to develop sustainable arts careers, and in identifying and helping to overcome the barriers or challenges that lie in young artist's paths.


We aim to have a clear pathway in place that enables interested young people to progress; from workshops, through volunteer placements and structured and paid internships and into paid employment with us where possible. See Case Studies below for some examples or Get in touch to discuss our mentoring scheme, becoming an intern or placements.


We've also developed a structured year-long mentoring programme for emerging ensemble companies which aims to equip them with the skills and confidence to establish themselves in the difficult first years. We always aim to be open to informally mentoring and advising young artists when possible. You can also find out about current opportunities with the company here.



Working with us

“The mentorship we received from Tangled Feet was pivotal to HighRise's journey thus far. Through guidance, patience and other numerous channels of support; Tangled Feet's teachings have given us the skills and confidence to form, create and flourish as a Theatre Company. In a time when artists are fighting harder and harder to get acknowledged, our work with Tangled Feet armed us with the necessary confidence to begin facing the industry. ”- Dominic Garfield Price, High Rise Theatre Co. -
“I have been involved with Tangled Feet through a number of outreach projects headed by Alex Ramsden. These projects have really encouraged and enabled me to develop my skills and confidence when working practically and emotionally with disability and young people. As an applied theatre student, it has been invaluable to learn from professionals, families and young people with the support and guidance of Tangled Feet. The projects have been a uniquely rewarding experience and I look forward to getting involved in the future!”- Jemima, former intern / workshop leader -
“It has been a wonderful opportunity to work with such a collaborative and nurturing company that believes in investing in the next generation. I had a tremendous time working with Tangled Feet and have met interesting and caring people through the company. Working on the 'Sibs' project specifically was a great way to connect with the community and create a week where the children were to key focus. Plus, being involved with Tangled Feet is always a lot of fun!”- Nush, former intern, workshop leader -

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Jun 27th 2018

Reviewing outdoor theatre: the missing piece of the puzzle?

By KAT JOYCE   This weekend saw us premiering our newest outdoor performance, That Parking Show, at the brilliant Imagine Luton festival. It was a great weekend in a number of ways:  1.      The show, which we've been making for the last three weeks, came together and really seemed to 'land' in front of its first audiences. 2.      Our two new performers, Blayar and Melaina, both made their outdoor debut, nailed their performances, and loved the experience.   3.      Imagine Luton festival, which was brand new last year, has already gained impressive traction and is pulling really big, enthusiastic audiences (and attracting new, unexpected ones) with a fantastic programme of work (thanks Imagine festivals for taking a punt and commissioning us).  4.      The sun shone all weekend. 5.      England won the football 6-1 (our final show gained an extra sound effect half way through with a city-wide live chorus of 'Three Lions' spilling out of various pubs) 6.      An actual proper, renowned dance critic travelled to Luton to review some of the work.      To continue reading click 'Read the whole story' next to the date at the top.

  • The most accessible and original theatre company working in the UK today”

    The most accessible and original theatre company working in the UK today”

    The Stage
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    Tangled Feet offer a glimpse of magic”

    Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
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    For Tangled Feet, theatre is a contact sport”

    The Stage
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    Tangled Feet, the masters of physical theatre”

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  • They are defining the future of theatre”

    They are defining the future of theatre”

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  • An astounding spectacle..a uniformly excellent ensemble…stunning”

    An astounding spectacle..a uniformly excellent ensemble…stunning”