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our name

The name Tenderfoot Theatre came from the same place we did – as young makers, entering the world of professional theatre-making for the first time. The word ‘Tenderfoot’ refers to a raw, inexperienced person, one on a new journey of discovery


The journey into new experiences and learning is one we begin again every day – especially when it comes to our planet. And so, as the name suggests, our journey is one that invites you to move with tender, gentle feet – and tread carefully on our great planet

Our story

Combining our passion for sustainability with our love of theatre, Tenderfoot Theatre aims to use performing arts to raise awareness of climate change-related issues, while developing new and improved ways to deliver live performance in a more planet-friendly way. 


Our debut show 'Impact' was created while in residence at The Chapel: Ormskirk Arts House as part of the Climate Change Theatre Action Festival 2021. Since then, we've developed community-facing works to raise awareness of ocean plastic, eco-anxiety, family planning in the face of climate change, and the importance of green spaces in communities.


In 2022, we took our debut touring production Stop the World, We're Getting Off to Camden, Liverpool, Doncaster, Millom, Edinburgh and our home Ormskirk. 


We began our current Arts Centre residency in 2023 where we have developed a range of works – from short plays to digital pieces, installations and spoken word. You can find out more about our current and past projects here.

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