FYSA is a Sheffield-based independent theatre company.
We are committed to engaging with a wide variety of people throughout the local area, whilst creating accessible and challenging work for our diverse membership base. We began our time as a company in March 2013 with ‘The Last Five Years’, which played to full houses throughout Sheffield, and followed this with a series of workshops for schools and more mature local theatre organisations based around our next project, a similarly well-received production of William Golding’s ‘Lord of the Flies’. Our final Sheffield performance took place in March 2014 with a production of ‘Edges’, which received 5-star reviews. Throughout the company’s time in Sheffield we specialised in fostering links with the community. Through our outreach programme we made connections with a number of Sheffield secondary schools who came to watch our shows, as well as attending post-show discussions and in-school workshops which we provided. This past year, our outreach team has continued to provide free theatre workshops for over 1,000 students and older theatrically minded groups in the local area. FYSA Theatre is a non-profit organisation. The proceeds of our shows go towards facilitating these free workshops and making a variety of charitable donations.
As well as our Sheffield shows FYSA Theatre have also completed two successful runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In 2013 we revived Christopher Durang’s ‘Laughing Wild’ to full houses at Space on the Mile. This year we secured a venue at the Underbelly Bristo Square for a production of ‘The 56: The Bradford City Fire a Testimony’. Previews began on the 31st of July – 1st of August and the show made its debut from the 2nd to the 25th of August.