Our story

We’ve come a long way in nine years; from the original Bakehouse kitchen table to a multi-award winning theatrical production company specialising in delivering immersive and interactive events. From our large multi-disciplinary HQ in Bristol, our skilled team of client, logistics, production and design managers cook up a range of magical theatrical experiences for both UK and international clients. Over the years we have secured access to all of the ingredients we need to create unexpected moments of pop-up joy. We rise to every new challenge and collaboration and as a result our business is thriving.

Last year alone over 300,000 people took part in over 500 Bakehouse shows in 40+ towns and cities across the UK and beyond, showcasing our work to millions.

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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.


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

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