Wise Children is a new theatre company created and led by multi award-winning director Emma Rice. We make ground-breaking work with exceptional artists and tour it across the UK and internationally. We run a unique professional development programme, The School for Wise Children, training a new and more diverse generation of theatre practitioners. We’re also working to transform touring theatre in the UK, challenging outmoded models and discovering the creative spaces of the future.

Our first show, Wise Children, toured the UK from October 2018 - April 2019 and showed in cinemas in October 2019.

Our second show, Malory Towers, toured the UK from July - October 2019 and will be back on the road from March this year. 

Our third show, Romantics Anonymous, has just finished a run at Bristol Old Vic and will be touring America this spring.

We have just announced our fourth show, an adaptation of Emily Brontë’s masterpiece Wuthering Heights, which will be a co-production with the National Theatre and York Theatre Royal and will premiere in September.   

Come and find us somewhere on the way!




‘Emma Rice is one of the most visionary, bold, and dynamic artists working in the industry today, having maintained an exceptionally high standard throughout her body of work. Her projects are thoroughly entertaining, uniquely designed, and socially relevant - a blend which requires nuance and subtlety. Emma has had a huge influence on the global contemporary theatre scene.’

Joe Wright, Director