Our mission

We believe that great events make a positive impact. Our mission is to create moments of unexpected delight and wonder that achieve meaningful connections between places, performances, and audiences. 

Working in new and inventive ways with the skills of traditional theatre such as story, play, and creative set design, we bring people together, make memories, engage imaginations, and forge loyalties.

​We care about people, and great performers and makers want to work with Bakehouse. Our aim is to surpass our clients’ objectives with some added Bakehouse magic, leaving audiences, and clients, feeling positive.

Our story

We’ve come a long way since we started back in 2011! From excited conversations around the original Bakehouse kitchen table to a multi-award-winning theatrical production company specialising in delivering interactive events.

Over the years we have expanded the team, developing all of the skills needed to create high-quality installations and unexpected moments of theatrical pop-up joy around the UK and beyond. Collectively we rise to every new challenge, and as a result have seen our company grow to where it is today.

Our workshop in Bristol is now over 18,000 square feet and houses a design studio, costume department, carpentry, metalwork and scenic workshops, photography & tech studio, and a huge store of set, props, costumes and equipment to deliver hundreds of events each year. We are proud of where we have come from and always excited about what’s around the next corner. 

Meet the bakers

We have a network of hundreds of skilled craftsmen, performers, puppeteers, costumiers and event managers, that help us to deliver delightful off-the-shelf events and bespoke creations. Meet some of our star bakers, based at Bristol HQ.  From set design and build, to scripting and direction, there’s oodles of experience and expertise in the mix.


Kate Statham

Managing Director

One of the three founding members of Bakehouse, Kate is responsible for overseeing the running of the company. She has 20 years’ experience in the industry, find out more in her blog entry.


Hannah McGavin

Creative Director

The theatrical force behind Bakehouse Factory specialising in pre-event character development and on-site event direction. Hannah spends her time creating characters, writing scripts, choreographing spectacular shows.


Dan McGavin

Design Director

Dan’s vision for set and prop design has been a driving force for Bakehouse since he co-founded the company in 2010. He turns amazing ideas into 3D reality.


Charlie Dorman

Head of Client Services

As an Account Manager, Charlie devises creative campaigns and events, liaising with clients and overseeing campaign delivery.


Katie Hart

Head of Design

Hetty Burton

Head of Performance

Hetty is a Bakehouse performer and also auditions, casts and manages our performer roster of brilliant and creative people all over the UK.


Roger Cooper

Technical Designer

Stu Bowden

Lead Performer

Christine Lockhart

Lead Performer

Rick Edwards

Lead Metalwork

Phil Crimp

Lead Painter

Tascha Hosking

Project Manager

Megan Clark

Account Manager

Emily Wren

Finance Admin

Ha Tong

Finance Manager

Who we work with

I have never felt compelled to contact a company before, but I HAD to email and thank your wonderful team for the best experience. No words can convey just how incredible the experience was, please pass on my feedback to the amazing team and please thank them again for not just making our experience amazing, but for keeping the magic of Christmas alive!

- Happy Customer

I wanted to express my appreciation and great relief at dealing with install, maintenance and de-rig teams that really could not have been more helpful… throughout the comms and service was always so pleasant and positive. With 20 years of marketing I am all to aware that these relationships aren’t always so smooth! Thank you for making it easy.

- Landsec

I would like to extend huge thanks to the whole Bakehouse team for doing such great work on site at Kew this week – it’s all looking super and I’m so pleased. Well done!

- Kew Gardens

‘It has been a real pleasure working with such true artists and professionals.’

- Chris Mansfield, Regeneration & Economic Development Manager, Bracknell Forest Council

Let us bake up some magic for you!

Got an idea you want us to bring to life? Would you like us to respond to a specific brief or set of campaign objectives? Are you interested in some of our existing performers or packages?

Call us on 0117 403 7146