About Sphinx Theatre

Founded as The Women’s Theatre Group in 1973 Sphinx Theatre Company, renamed in 1990 has been in the vanguard of promoting, advocating and inspiring women in the arts through productions, conferences and research for more than 40 years. Previous work includes the premiere of April de Angelis' modern classic Playhouse Creatures, Pam Gems' The Snow Palace and Bryony Lavery's Goliath, plus the Vamps Vixens and Feminists and Glass Ceiling conferences with the National Theatre, Young Vic, Southbank Centre and West Yorkshire Playhouse and the recent Women Centre Stage Festival that took place at the National Theatre this March.

Who We Are

Artistic Director – Sue Parrish

Artistic Associate and Administrator – Helen Barnett

Artistic Associate – Rosalind Phillips


Board Members – Susan McGoun (Chair),  Susannah Kraft Levene (Co-Chair), Jane Seymour, Maggie Saxon

Patrons – Beatrix Campbell OBE, Hélène Cixous, Professor Janet Todd and Dame Janet Suzman

Our History

Here at Sphinx we are happy to receive unsolicited scripts and try to see as much work as possible throughout the year. Please contact us on with any enquiries of this matter. If you would like to know more about the history of Sphinx we no longer keep the company archive on the premises. Our archive is held as part of the Theatre and Performance collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Access to the archive is by appointment only.

The Theatre Museum Enquiries Service

Tel: 02079434727



Sphinx Theatre Company

52-54 Kennington, SE11 5SW

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