Axis theatre is an entertaining, smart and inspirational company focused on engaging young and young-at-heart audiences.
In the age of “looking down,” Axis draws young eyes up to engage them in interactive experiences that educate, inspire and transform. Audiences experience smart, entertaining interpretations of traditional and cutting edge physical theatre. Axis incorporates combinations of red-nose clown, mime, movement, mask work, puppetry and improvisation to expand the meaning and impact of the stories presented. It is deceptively simple, completely fresh and memorable.
Th'owxiya: The Hungry Feast Dish
Six Storytellers from the Kwantlen First Nations Village of Squa’lets, spin the tale of Th’owxiya: the Hungry Feast Dish. The mouth of Th'owxiya holds the most wonderful foods from around the world. But if you steal from her, you will pay a terrible price.
Hamelin: A New Fable
A comedic, heart-tugging musical retelling of The Pied Piper of Hamelin, featuring a cast of five professional actor/musicians using masks and puppets in Axis' unique physical theatre style.
Robinson Crusoe + Friday
Based on the classic novel by Daniel Defoe, this tale of survival and self-discovery is retold with an imaginative physical theatre flair that embraces friendship, empathy, self-esteem, communication and cultural differences.
Wee Ones Series
Mr. Hatch leads a colourless life, until one day, he receives an anonymous note saying "somebody loves you". Join Mr. Hatch as he searches for his secret admirer and enjoys the biggest surprise of his life!
The use of humour was very good…the best cultural performance this school has seen.
– Silver Creek Elementary, Hope, BC
Awards and Recognition
The BC Touring Council 2017
Artistic Company of the Year
Jessie Richardson Award
Theatre for Young Audiences
and Adult Theatre
The Betty Mitchell Awards 2003
Outstanding Choreography or Fight Direction
New York Drama Desk nomination 1998
Unique Theatrical Experience
Want to Support Axis?
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