Unbound is the award-winning in-house production company at Queens Park Arts Centre.
Formed in 2014, Unbound is led by Creative Producer Dario Knight alongside an ever-expanding community of actors, writers, directors, artists, makers, and technicians.
The mission statement of the company - 'tell great stories' - has seen it become the cornerstone of storytelling in Buckinghamshire, with more than 100 theatre, film and audio productions undertaken both at QPAC and on tour across the country.
Theatre projects include an annual Shakespeare tour, contemporary plays, new writing, rehearsed readings, improv showcases, and the Queens Park pantomime. The Unbound Sketchbook comedy team debut a new show every year and have recently joined the festival circuit, including an appearance at the inaugural Exeter Fringe.
The company have also presented many audio projects. Our podcast features many different series, sleuthing sitcom Inspector Murder Inspects... and the award-winning Chronicles of Professor Chronomier. Films include feature-length lockdown project As You Skype It, and the acclaimed interactive online game The History Detectives.
The Unbound Storyteller programme brings together both established and aspiring performers, training them up to head out into the local community to provide bespoke storytelling experiences as part of live events and special occasions.
Unbound are also in demand to create new work for the local community. Recent commissions have come from Aylesbury Town Council, Buckinghamshire Council, and Waddesdon Manor, as part of their respective programmes.
In 2023 it was announced that Queens Park Arts Centre had been award a three-year grant by the Rothschild Foundation to support Unbound's work - enabling the company to continue producing dozens of volunteer-led projects every year, in addition to two new initiatives designed to create paid work for local practitioners.
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Unbound's home venue is Queens Park Arts Centre – the hub, heart and home of the arts in Aylesbury Vale.
Offering an extensive roster of creative workshops in thevisual and performing arts, QPAC has a vital community resource for over 40 years.
The Centre also offers live music, theatre and comedy at its Limelight Theatre, plus free-to-view exhibitions, special events and community outreach work designed to facilitate creative collaborations with a diverse range of community groups.