About E52

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Whether creating new work for theatre or film, delivering our twice yearly festival of contemporary performance – Heads Up – or working with companies to unlock their creative potential, we aim to be constantly innovative.

We make work for found spaces, unusual places and strive to make culture, creativity and the arts accessible to everyone.

Born out of our home city of Hull, our reach extends nationally and internationally with our experienced vanguard of advisers and advocates. We work with partners including Battersea Arts Centre, Arts Council England, the British Council and Garfield Weston to not only develop our own projects but to seek out and nurture the best emerging creative forces.

We are responsible, political and social and believe entertainment and art can be truly transformational for audiences and participants alike.

Current projects include new E52 productions Pale Blue Dot and Dark Winter and Heads Up Festival #11 and #12, which will take place in September 2018 and March 2019 respectively.

Latest News

The Paper Cinema's Macbeth. Photo - James Allan

Press Release: Heads Up clocks up a dozen festivals

Heads Up Festival’s 12th season will take place from March 27-30 at various venues, including Hull Minster, Hull Central Library and Kardomah94, This season’s artistic programme includes The Paper Cinema’s Macbeth (March 29 …

Now Is The Time To Say Nothing

Heads Up Festival – March 27-30

E52 and Heads Up Festival are delighted that IETM (Informal European Theatre Meeting) – the international network for contemporary performing arts – is holding its March 2019 plenary in Hull. …

Pale Blue Dot Feature

Pale Blue Dot returns to Hull

E52’s new production Pale Blue Dot returns to Hull after recent successful performances at Blue Dot Festival, Jodrell Bank and is part of the programme of work that makes up …