Sophie Austin


Sophie Austin is a director, writer and producer based in London.
She is Creative Director at SHH Productions, a female led film production company, Creative Associate at international arts organisation Dash Arts and Writer in Residence at Lesnes Abbey Woods.

Sophie was founder and Artistic Director of Teatro Vivo, a critically acclaimed theatre company. Teatro Vivo transforms much loved stories into theatrical adventures; collaborating with communities and audiences to turn everyday environments into brave, new worlds. Sophie set up Teatro Vivo in 2004 to make thrilling and imaginative, high quality theatre that would be performed in public spaces in neighbourhood communities by a mix of professional actors and local people. Over 15 years the company thrived. During that time Sophie conceived of, produced and directed 24 projects - from pop-up theatre in public parks, plays in libraries, museums and houses to large-scale high street adventures, where audiences are guided around spaces and streets as the show unfolds around them. 
Sophie specialises in large scale, site-specific and immersive theatre.

Sophie's work is currently focused on telling urgent and hope filled stories across a range of mediums in order to bond us to the environment and allow us to embrace our connections to the natural world.