China Plate is an independent theatre studio that works with artists, venues, festivals and funders to challenge the way performance is made, who it’s made by and who gets to experience it. Launched by Ed Collier and Paul Warwick in 2006 the company joined the National Portfolio in April 2018. The company is currently producing new work with Caroline Horton, Chris Thorpe / Rachel Chavkin, Contender Charlie, Dan Jones, Rachel Bagshaw, Inspector Sands, Joan Clevillé, David Edgar, Ben Wright, Christopher Haydon and Urielle Klein Mekongo.
China Plate are Associate Producers at Warwick Arts Centre where they develop and commission new work, Artistic Associates at the New Wolsey Theatre where they are Directors of PULSE Festival and Programmers of New Directions (the NRTF showcase). They are producers of innovative development programmes including The Darkroom, The Optimists (producer training), The First Bite and Bite Size Festivals, the NRTF Rural Touring Dance Initiative and were Programme Consultants for Hull City of Culture 2017 (Back to Ours Festival).
Before setting up China Plate, Paul and Ed were the inaugural Centre Directors at The Hurst, The John Osborne Arvon Centre.