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 Glass Ceiling and Vamps, Vixens and Feminists conferences with the National Theatre, Young Vic, Southbank Centre and West Yorkshire Playhouse.  In 2015 Sphinx produced Women Centre Stage Heroines Festival at the National Theatre, and in 2016 Power Play at Hampstead Theatre, each year showcasing 25 exciting new theatre pieces with women at their centre.


Sphinx Artistic Director Sue Parrish has joined English National Ballet’s Artistic Director Tamara Rojo, and Royal Court Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone, as a mentor at the University of the Arts.

Who We Are

Artistic Director – Sue Parrish

Executive Producer – Joanna Hedges

Administrator – Isabel Sharman 

Artistic Associate – Rosalind Phillips

Artistic Associate – Helen Barnett 


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

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 which can be accessed online HERE.


Access to the archive in person is by appointment only.

The Theatre Museum Enquiries Service

Tel: 02079434727



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