About us

Burnt Orange Theatre Co. is a community interest company working collaboratively, consciously and cleverly with young creatives in Hammersmith and Fulham and across London.

At Burnt Orange Theatre, we pride ourselves on being focused on and motivated by young people. Our company members are at the heart of everything we do, and we work collaboratively to provide real industry experience for young people in London.

As a company we aim to:
Create collaborative, innovative, youth-centred and youth-championing work.
Engage with the theatrical community to provide an authentic industry experience to each company member.
Act as facilitators to develop the visions and ideas of company members.

Meet the team

Ella Nokes is co-artistic director of Burnt Orange Theatre Co.

Ella graduated from University of Exeter, specialising in Shakespeare in performance.
Ella performed in numerous productions in addition to directing alongside Rosie Thomas. In their productions, Ella and Rosie became the first directing team from University of Exeter to include and work with young performers in the local area.

Ella has assisted and facilitated at Stagecoach Sutton and Epsom. She has been a member of National Youth Theatre and Youth Music Theatre since she was 15, where she learnt firsthand how transformative theatre can be as a young person.

Currently, Ella is a Graduate Management Trainee at Imperial College London, and is passionate about improving global access to education and opportunity.

Rosie is a teacher, director and facilitator who currently works at The Fulham Boys School.

Before teaching, she studied Drama at the University of Exeter, and worked in a huge variety of schools, hospitals and theatres, and on youth programmes across London and Devon. These included Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, NCS, Battersea Arts Centre, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, and the Exeter Phoenix.

She is always inspired by the incredible talent, drive and resilience in young people, and is determined to make work which champions young people and puts them at the centre of the process and performance.

Our operating policies

At Burnt Orange we pride ourselves on our transparency and ensure our staff and members are protected and safeguarded at all times. We operate using the policies below in order to maintain these high operating standards.