We’ve come a long way in five years; from the original Bakehouse kitchen table to a multi-award winning theatrical production company specialising in delivering immersive and interactive encounters. From our large multi-disciplinary HQ in Bristol, our skilled team of client, logistics, creative, design and production managers cook up a range of magical theatrical experiences for both UK and international clients. Over the years we’ve secured access to all the ingredients we need to create unexpected moments of pop-up joy. We rise to every new challenge and collaboration, as a result, our business is thriving. Last year 120,000 people took part in over 500 Bakehouse shows in 40+ towns and cities across the UK and beyond and our work was seen by millions.
What we believe
Our mission is to create unexpected moments of delight and wonder, delivering meaningful connections between performers and audiences. We bring people together through story and play in new environments, making memories and engaging imaginations. We work with a variety of clients including brands, retailers, public sector and cultural organisations, with a wide variety of audiences, often people who don’t engage with traditional theatre. We are a company that great performers and makers want to work with. We deliver to campaign objectives, always with some added Bakehouse magic, leaving audiences, and clients, feeling positive.
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.
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.
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.
Hannah McGavin Creative Director
Hetty is a Bakehouse performer and also auditions, casts and manages our performer roster of brilliant and creative people all over the UK.
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.
Antonia’s mission is to broaden our client base and our profile. She is always happy to discuss a new project and brainstorm ideas for a prospective event or campaign.
As an Account Manager, Charlie devises creative campaigns and events, liaising with clients and overseeing campaign delivery.
Rog keeps Bakehouse shipshape and Bristol fashion, dealing with everything from suppliers and performers to logistics and tech. His background in sound design and photography covers in-house audio/visual production.
Head of Wardrobe and Costume
Sophie heads up our extensive wardrobe department. She creates incredible bespoke costumes from scratch working with the specific theming of each event. Sophie has a degree in Fashion Design.
Toni looks after all of our accounts and invoicing. She is AAT qualified and has over 18 years’ experience in the finance sector working.
Project Manager Gemma has spent recent years organising and delivering large themed corporate Christmas parties, she’s looking forward to delivering a full range of events all year.
Chris has a BA Hons in Graphic Design and his full range of invaluable skills includes backdrop painting, poly-carving, graphic design, set build and installation.
Katie delivers multiple projects for a variety of clients. She is an experienced Project Manager with a BA Hons in Arts and Events Management.
We couldn’t do it without our network of professional performers, read about our lead performers, Stu Bowden and Christine Lockhart. Want to join us? Contact Hetty Burton!
Head of Marketing & Business Development
Jane has twenty years’ experience in marketing and events across arts, culture, charity, public and private sectors. Please get in touch with new business enquiries.
We are always looking for brilliant new bakers, freelance or permanent. Get in touch with us by sending your CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Craft designer and lead researcher for educational projects, Kathie’s background as an English teacher and school governor ensure that all activities designed for children relate to the curriculum.