Sputnik relies on the generosity of individual, corporate and statutory donors to allow us to commission new playwrights, translate and stage new plays. Any amount, however small, is an invaluable support to us in realising ongoing and future projects.

We have had several high profile corporate sponsors to date and we can offer benefits to suit your needs. Please be in touch with us if you’d like to discuss this further.

If you’re an individual and you’ve seen our work, and want to see us doing more of the same and exploring new avenues too, please contribute whatever you can, even something which may seem very small to you, will be hugely appreciated by us and make a big difference to our output. You can send cheques payable to ‘Sputnik Theatre Company Ltd’ to our registered address, care of our accountant: Sputnik Theatre Company c/o Goldblatts, 171-173 Gray’s Inn Road, London WC1X 8UE, or contact us to get our bank details for an online transfer (see Contact Page).

We are grateful to the sponsors for our production in 2012:

And the Garrick Charitable Trust

We are also grateful to Glas Publishing for their inkind support on the project.

Sponsors who have generously supported our work in the past include:

Brook Trust
Candid Arts Trust
Center for International Theater Development (USA)
Glas Publishing
James Heyworth-Dunne
Jerwood Foundation
King’s College London
London Courier & Russian UK
The Norwegian Embassy
Pushkin House Trust
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Scotts Tours
Soho Theatre

Our friends, partners and colleagues:

Free Theatre

Glas Publishing

Justice for Sergei Magnitsky website

Russian Art and Culture

Golden Mask Festival

Kolyada Theatre (Ekaterinburg)


Meyerhold Theatre (Moscow)

Playwriting and Directing Centre (Moscow)

Praktika Theatre (Moscow)

Teatre Doc (Moscow)

Teatr (magazine, Moscow)

Pushkin House (London)

Russians in the City (London)

Russian London Ltd

  • About Us

    Sputnik is a British theatre company dedicated to sourcing, translating and producing new Russian drama for British audiences.

    There are several strands to Sputnik's work including:
    - producing new Russian plays in the UK
    - programming and organising the Russian Theatre Festival in London
    - developing Russian playwriting through commissions and exchanges
    - outreach work bringing drama to disadvantaged young people
    - cultural events with Russian literature and music

    Why Russia?
    Russia has a history of theatrical innovation. Russian playwrights have played a significant role in shaping modern European theatre.

    Contemporary playwriting in Russia has been going through an important and innovative period since 1991 with a prolific output by predominantly young dramatists.

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