Artistic Director

Steven Atkinson (Photo: Bill Knight)

Steven Atkinson
Artistic Director 2007-Present

Steven is the co-founder and Artistic Director of HighTide Festival Theatre.

Hear Steven talk with theatreVOICE about HighTide and the Financial Times about playwriting.

Steven read Film & Theatre at Reading University, graduating in 2005. 

Direction for HighTide: Lampedusa (Soho Theatre/HighTide Festival); peddling (Arcola Theatre/Off-Broadway/HighTide Festival); Pussy Riot: Hunger Strike (Bush Theatre/Southbank Centre); Neighbors (Nuffield Theatre/HighTide Festival); Bottleneck (Soho Theatre/UK tour); Clockwork (HighTide Festival); Bethany (HighTide Festival/Public Theater, New York); Incoming (Latitude Festival/HighTide Festival); Dusk Rings A Bell (Watford Palace Theatre/HighTide Festival); Lidless (Trafalgar Studios/HighTide Festival); Muhmah (HighTide Festival); The Pitch (Latitude Festival). 

Other Direction Includes: Three Card Trick (Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse); The Afghan and the Penguin (BBC Radio 4); Freedom Trilogy (Hull Truck Theatre); Sexual Perversity in Chicago (Edinburgh Festival).

Awards: Fringe First Awards for Educating Ronnie and Lidless.