Founded in 1974, Pentabus originally toured plays to the five counties of the West Midlands: 'pent' meaning 'five' and 'bus' meaning, er, 'touring in a bus'; and so the company was called Pent-a-bus.
Today we tour new plays not just across the Midlands but all over the country. And we use hybrid vans rather than buses. But the principle is the same: our mission is to develop and produce quality new theatre about the contemporary rural world. To tour the country with plays that have local impact and national resonance. To turn up in peoples’ village halls, theatres and digital backyards, connecting audiences nationwide.
You can find our more about the history of the company, what we believe in, how we're run and who we are by clicking on the links opposite.
We're a flagship company for sustainable theatre practice, committed to charging down our carbon footprint both at our office and on tour.