Phakama is a theatre company that engages the heart, head and hands of people on the edges of society. We believe in the power of any one individual’s story to move, challenge and inform. We create daring performances that celebrate who we are and who we can become – individually, collectively and in the world.

Phakama means rise up and empower yourself.  Since its inception in 1996 it has pioneered a process for creating theatre that transcends age, experience and background. It’s practice of cultural exchange unites communities across difference and diversity through a trailblazing process of Give and Gain, that is non-hierarchical and life-affirming.