Theatre making the invisible, visible

Tricky Hat Productions

Tricky Hat Productions a multi-arts performance company that makes theatre with and about people who live on the margins of our society.
  • We use a participatory approach, and devise our work.
  • We work with people to find a creative and credible voice through participation in high quality, collaborative, cross-arts events alongside high calibre artists.
  • Our artists work with participants using performance, film, music and movement to explore their real life stories, hopes and dreams.
  • Our creative outputs include live performance, sound installations and film.
  • We work in collaboration with organisations, artists and areas in Scotland and internationally.


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Fire Practice Programme Mentored Artists

Tricky Hat is delighted to announce our 5 Fire Practice Programme Mentored Artists. Each artist is being mentored by Tricky Hat Artistic Director, Fiona Miller; to become an Associate Director in the “Tricky Hat way”,...

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Flame Up! Edinburgh Performance

Flame Up! Summerhall, Edinburgh Saturday 25th February (4pm & 7pm) £6 / £4   The Flames are coming to Edinburgh.   The Flames will reignite in a striking and innovative mix of film, music and...

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Fire Practice Programme Call-out

We want to train an Associate Director in the “Tricky Hat way”, to widen our base of artists who can deliver Flames Guerilla sessions in the future. This is paid training that is about investing...

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Happy Monday all! An exciting announcement to kick off this new week: the flames in ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’, a performance which challenges the taboos surrounding ageing and a celebration of the amazing lives and stories lived by The Flames (performers aged 50+) 📖✍🏼


This mini residency will take place in WICK AND HELMSDALE & take place at Lyth Arts Centre Saturday May 4th!


The Flames are a performance group of those aged 50+ with a story to tell. We use people’s real stories brought to life by music, film and group performer and so no experience is necessary; just the ability to memorise a script and be yourself! 🗣


If you would like to take part, email📧: to register your interest and then come along to one of our FREE Flames workshop to try it out:
•WICK= Sunday 5th May (1.30pm-3.3pm) at The Pulteney Centre
•HELMSDALE= Monday 6th May (2pm-4pm) at Timespan.

For more information, visit: and for tickets, visit:


Cannot wait to see you all soon to share our experiences! 🗣💭🤔

Funder: @creativescots 
Partner: @lythartscentre & @timespan_helmsdale 

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