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With an appetite for the original, our work has been an inspiration for both audiences and the artists with whom we collaborate. Throughout the decades actors, directors, designers - and most importantly the public - have been moved by our ground-breaking productions.

We want to continue to do what we do best, at the highest level... always taking risks with our work and ensuring that, in whatever language, we can produce world-class theatre.

That work - and the unique process in which we make it - has been a rich training ground for emerging artists. Cheek by Jowl is responsible for nurturing some amazing emerging talent (Michael Sheen, Tom Hiddleston, Olivia Williams, Matthew McFadyen and Adrian Lester are amongst the names that started their careers with us).

Our legacy is something we want to preserve. With the generous help of our donors, we have created an online archive, in order to share our 24-year-history with audiences, academics, artists and students. In order for us to complete this resource, and to embark on an extensive education and outreach project, we need to raise £45,000 over the next two years. Our Friends, Benefactors and Patrons have allowed us to do so much already to make our work accessible, but we still need more help.

Our aim is to have all of Cheek by Jowl's physical archive online and accessible to everyone, in whatever corner of the world they're in. That means new footage from shows; a history of performance told through reviews and international perspectives; a creative viewpoint told through the materials of the creative team, and much more. We have come so far, and are proud to be at the forefront of sharing our history - but we need one last push to continue our work.

Whatever Cheek by Jowl does next constitutes a major happeningThe Guardian
Watch our latest video... with Artistic Directors, Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod, talking about Cheek by Jowl work:
Cheek by Jowl's enduring gift to theatre, it would seem, is its uncanny ability to live in an eternal precarious presentThe Telegraph

Cheek by Jowl Patrons

We would like to express our warm thanks to our inaugural patrons:
Olga Basirov; Brenda and Mikkel Bates; Esmé Cook; June Craig; Peter de Graaf; Tom Hayhoe; Nicola Kerr; Judith Patrickson; Richard and Elizabeth Philipps; Dr Lade Smith; Tim Stockil; Philip Stoltzfus; Donna Vinter and Sarah Watkinson.

Cheek by Jowl Benefactors

David Grant and Charles & Iona Mackworth-Young

We are very grateful for your support. To find out more about supporting Cheek by Jowl, contact sarah@cheekbyjowl.com

Become a Friend of Cheek by Jowl now!

Cheek by Jowl runs three fundraising schemes, to support our archive and education work and to help preserve the legacy of Cheek by Jowl's work.

Friends' Scheme

As a Friend you will get:

  • Priority booking for UK performances
  • Access to pre-show talks
  • Regular updates and news via our newsletter
  • And the opportunity to support and sustain one of the United Kingdom's finest companies

To become a Friend of Cheek by Jowl costs just £25 per year
Join online now

Benefactor Scheme

As a Benefactor you will get:

  • Priority booking for UK performances
  • Access to pre-show talks
  • Regular updates and news via our newsletter
  • Named credit on our website
  • An invitation to one special event per year, attended by our Artistic Directors

To become a Benefactor of Cheek by Jowl costs £250 per year
Join online now

Patron Scheme

As a Patron you will get:

  • All benefits of Friends and Benefactors
  • Named credit on our website and production programme
  • An invitation to one special event per year, attended by our Artistic Directors
To become a Patron of Cheek by Jowl costs just £500 per year
Join online now