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Plot number 25985 Katima Mulilo Road, Olympia Olympia Park, Lusaka, Zambia
Opposite Olympia bus station
+260 974 724878
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PO Box 32320, Lusaka

Cinemas and Theatre

Barefeet Theatre began by running small workshops for street children. The organisation has since grown to include over 30 members in 5 cities (Lusaka, Kitwe, Ndola, Kabwe and Livingstone). It is still made up of young creative artists who were formerly on the streets, but now work as artists, facilitators and managers.
Commissioned to write and perform new theatrical pieces
Made up of young creative artists who were formerly on the streets
Has impacted the lives of over 2,000 children and young people

Barefeet Theatre produces, stages and performs a series of events throughout the year. Their calendar culminates in October every year with the Barefeet Festival showcasing theatrical events across the country.

You can hire Barefeet Theatre for your own event. Hire rates are negotiable and proceeds (after paying the artists) go back into Barefeet programs.

Through their performances the Barefeet Theatre group aim to communicate, engage with and support children who are most at risk of breaking away from their supporting communities. The organisation gives vulnerable children encouragement, hope and a voice, offering them an alternative to street life. Since it began in 2006, Barefeet Theatre has impacted the lives of more than 2,000 children and young people.

Performances are based on:

  • Issue based drama
  • Political satire

Charities, trusts and societies

Barefeet Theatre works with various partner organisations to help move street children to a safer environment. It allows the children to showcase their talent, giving them dignity and worth, whilst allowing them to be children. They also create and perform their own plays for the general public to inspire children from local communities.
Made up of young artists, many formerly on the streets
Works with partners to provide compound tours in Lusaka
Visit a show, commission a performance, book a tour, or donate

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.

Get involved

To visit a show, commission a performance, book a compound tour, or donate, contact Barefeet Theatre.

Contact information

Plot number 25985 Katima Mulilo Road, Olympia Olympia Park, Lusaka, Zambia
Opposite Olympia bus station
+260 974 724878
Closed today
SunClosed
Mon08:00-17:00
Tue08:00-17:00
Wed08:00-17:00
Thu08:00-17:00
Fri08:00-17:00
SatClosed
PO Box 32320, Lusaka

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