The Pantaloons are a vibrant and anarchic theatre company whose style draws from a wide variety of popular theatre traditions from commedia dell’arte and clowning to stand-up comedy and silent movies.

The Pantaloons are a company dedicated to making theatre which is accessible yet intelligent, taking inspiration from an eclectic mix of popular forms and re-inventing these to produce imaginative and innovative work. Our style is self-aware and playful, with one foot constantly in the world of the here-and-now while the other remains within the world of illusion. Our ethos is one of collaboration, both with our audiences and within the group itself. We maintain an emphasis on physicality and on audience interaction, and our aim is always to produce performance which is experimental, eye-catching, moving and fun.

Can you feel the magic? No?

Then you’re not at a Pantaloons theatre show!

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of people entertained

Talking horses hired

What’s on?

Check out our up-coming shows and come join in with the fun!

Bleak House Radio Play

Summer 2020 Season


Here’s a teaser trailer for our Bleak House radio play…

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