Clive Barker Centre for Theatrical Innovation

Clive Barker was an internationally renowned scholar of contemporary theatre practice, who gave his extensive archive to the institution in 2004, reflecting the diversity of his work. He was an actor in Joan Littlewood’s Theatre Workshop; colleague of Brecht’s heirs in the former GDR; leader of celebrated international workshops across Europe and in South America; loyal supporter of the theatrical avant-garde, champion of popular forms, and patron of community based theatre companies; co-founder and co-editor of New Theatre Quarterly; and author of numerous articles and books including the seminal Theatre Games.