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Red Herring is a theatre company based in Bideford, North Devon. We specialise in outdoor, interactive performance that blurs the edges between the performance and the audience.


The performance that we make are fun, comic, curious and considered. We take a sideways look at the world we live in and encourage people to experience familiar places and familiar stories in unfamiliar ways.

We make performance on street corners, urban parks and more remote, rural locations. Our projects involve a period of research where we find out as much as we can about the place, the people who live there and where possible we offer workshops and other opportunities to take part. If you’re interested to take part in one of our projects or to join us as an audience members and would like to stay in touch with what we’re up to then

Who we are

Mission and Vision

Company History

Red Herring Productions is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company, creating arts projects with a social impact. If you would like to give to the company you can do so by pressing the button