Who are EncounterTT?

Encounter Theatre & Therapy are an arts and health social enterprise based in Exeter, UK, offering accessible, challenging and cutting-edge performances, dramatherapy, training and consultancy. We are in residence at Exeter Phoenix where we are Associate Artists.

We exist to make change happen through art, and to make art accessible to those experiencing barriers to participation.

We bring meaning to life through socially-responsive theatre and dramatherapy because we believe that opportunities for self-expression empower and transform.

What do we do?

Our theatre, performance art and dramatherapy empower people to face challenges together and creatively explore diverse and alternative ways of being.

We harness the power of creativity, self-reflection and expression to make meaningful and lasting change.

We co-create meaningful cultures and environments that share and communicate the potentials and realities of human experience.

We push boundaries through risky play and deep connection, hosting accessible and accepting spaces to develop respect and understanding.

At EncounterTT we see culture as a co-created and live experience. We instigate cultural development by embracing challenges together, upholding that the more inclusive the cultural sphere the better it is for everyone.


We are proud to be supported by Exeter Phoenix

With thanks to the great team at McMu

And much gratitude to ECC


Lower Groundfloor, Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, EX4 3LS

Encounter Theatre & Therapy is a not-for-profit Company Limited by Guarantee

Company registration 10532456