Out of the Box Theatre Company was founded in 1997 by Sally Swain. Originally known as Paperbag Playback Theatre it was primarily a forum to practise playback through the sharing of its members’ stories.
Since then the company has evolved to focus more on performing and outreach work, and in 2008 changed its name to Out of the Box Theatre Company to reflect this evolution.
The company currently offers public performances as well as undertaking commissioned performances for groups and organisations. It places a strong emphasis on community.
The company is a member of the International Playback Theatre Network (IPTN) and operates as an incorporated non-profit association.