Barefeet Theatre offers vulnerable children an opportunity to have their voices heard, giving them a channel to express themselves and discuss topics and issues that are important to them. It also provides a forum to disseminate information on important health, safety and personal development topics.
Barefeet Theatre is made up of young artists, many of whom were formerly on the streets. Some also work as facilitators and managers within the organisation. Currently, Barefeet Theatre has more than 30 members in Lusaka, Kitwe, Ndola, Kabwe and Livingstone.
Barefeet Theatre encourages the versatility of its artists in creating relevant and vibrant new work. Workshop facilitators and children together produce several performances during the year, culminating in the annual 'Barefeet Festival' every October.
Barefeet programmes working with the children
Barefeet Theatre also works with one of its partners to provide Compound Tours in Lusaka. Tours can be tailor made to include a market walk, traditional brew sampling and visits to a traditional healer, a local home and a Barefeet Theatre centre.
To visit a show, commission a performance, book a compound tour, or donate, contact Barefeet Theatre.