Walk the Plank is one of the UK’s leading outdoor arts organisations with an award-winning portfolio of work drawn from an exciting range of creative projects nationally and internationally. From village square to international stage, we work in collaboration with diverse communities and artists to enrich lives through shared creative experience. We create work that gives people a sense of pride, a sense of identity and a sense of place. In 2017 we move to our new creative hub for outdoor arts, in Salford, coinciding with our 25th anniversary. After a quarter of a century of inspiring creative excellence, we continue to have a huge appetite for artistic risk and innovation.
Founded in 1992 by Liz Pugh and John Wassell, our Creative Producers, the company produced work on board the UK’s only touring theatre ship for fifteen years; alongside outdoor performance, parades, and civic celebrations. Now we’re based on dry land: we are developing a new creative hub, with dedicated training space, workshops and purpose-built new office space, in Salford. The c. £1.5M capital project, part-funded by Arts Council England, has completed the design stage and is due on site during autumn 2016.
Walk the Plank is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee, governed by a board of Trustee Directors; our Chair is Shona McCarthy. We operate a trading subsidiary to manage our commercial fireworks contracts, and the charity is an Arts Council England National Portfolio organisation.