No. 1 Fringe Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon

Resident company of the Attic Thatre

Our History

Established in 2008, Tread the Board’s Theatre Company has grown from a small family run company into a well respected and highly popular venue. 

The company produce up to 12 shows a year ranging from Shakespeare, kids shows, chilling halloween productions, Classic books adapted for the stage, new writing and family pantomimes.

In 16 years of operating the company have produced over 100 shows including productions seen at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Royal Shakespeare Theatre and during covid putting on outdoor family shows and drive in pantomimes.

The Attic Theatre

The Attic Theatre has been voted Stratford-upon-Avon’s No.1 Fringe Theatre, showcasing local talent on the stage and hosting theatre companies from across the country in an intimate riverside venue. Situated on the site of Cox’s Yard pub, restaurant and cafe it is the perfect place to enjoy theatre, music and comedy.

Find out more about our venue and plan your visit.

Tread the Boards Theatre Company

Tread the Boards is the award winning resident theatre company of The Attic Theatre. Founded by Catherine Prout and John-Robert Partridge in 2009, we pride ourselves on producing a unique theatre experience in Stratford-upon-Avon.

As well as working with established professional actors, John and Catherine work with local upcoming talent to develop their skills, give them experience of working in a professional theatre environment and start them on the journey of a successful acting career.

We continue to score five star reviews on Trip Advisor and are rated as ‘#1 of things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon’ aquiring a ‘Traveller’s Choice’ status for 2022. We have won several awards including ‘Best Children’s Show’ and runners up in the ‘Primary Times Childrens Choice Award’ for our production of Peter Pan at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015, and ‘Arts Organisation of the Year’ and ‘Team of the Year’ at the Pride of Stratford Awards 2016.

Award winning theatre

Number 1 thing to do in Stratford-upon-Avon on TripAdvisor since 2016

Trip Advisor ‘Traveller’s Choice’ 2022

Muddy Stilettos Best Arts Venue Finalist 2018 & 2019

Stratford Fringe Best Performance – Bronte, 2017

Pride of Stratford Arts Organisation of the Year 2016

Pride of Stratford Team of the Year 2016

Primary Times Best Family Show, Finalist – Peter Pan, Edinburgh Fringe 2015

Best Family Show – Peter Pan, Edinburgh Fringe 2015

Best Actor – Marc Alden Taylor, Smee in Peter Pan, Edinburgh Fringe 2015

Pride of Stratford Arts Organisation of the Year 2014

Best Family show

Edinbrugh Fringe 2015


Marc Alden Taylor
Smee in Peterpan
Edinbrugh Fringe 2015

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