About Us

Selladoor Worldwide started life back in 2009 when we were known as Sell a Door Theatre Company producing one-nighters around the UK. Since then, we have gone on to develop rapidly under co-founders David Hutchinson (Chief Executive Officer) and Phillip Rowntree (Chief Financial Officer) becoming an integral part of the regional theatre landscape both at home in the UK and Ireland, and ever increasingly further afield as we develop our international touring arm.

From the very outset, our aim has been to make accessible work for all audiences, with their experience at the heart of our work and artistic planning. We principally aim to engage young and adult audiences, along with first-time attendees, encouraging the next generation of theatre goers by providing dynamic and diverse productions. In conjunction with this, we remain committed to our education programmes, providing comprehensive education packs and workshops to visiting school groups, and support our productions with original content on our social media platforms to provide audiences with the fullest experience of our shows possible.

We believe in daring and distinctive programming, and combine large-scale commercial touring with ongoing investment in new working, acknowledging our origins in new commissions and re-imagined classics. As a company operating across a range of scales, we continue to deliver and invest in our patron base on a regional and international basis, as well as in our products.

In 2017-18 Selladoor Worldwide’s slate of productions included: Big Fish The Musical (The Other Palace, London); The Crucible (UK Tour); Fame The Musical (30th Anniversary Tour); Flashdance The Musical (UK & International Tours); Footloose The Musical (2nd UK Tour);  Kindertransport (25th Anniversary Tour); Guess How Much I Love You (UK & International Tours); Jersey Boys (International Tour); Madagascar The Musical (UK Tour); Of Mice and Men (UK Tour); The Producers (International Tour); Rock of Ages (UK Tour); Spamalot (UK Tour); The Very Hungry Caterpillar (DR2 Theatre, New York City); The Wizard of Oz (Winter Gardens, Blackpool).

2019 will see the return of Flashdance The Musical to Asia following a commercially and critically successful engagement in South Korea. Both Fame and Madagascar The Musical continue their popular UK tours, with the former due to land in the West End for a strictly limited 6-week engagement at the Peacock Theatre in September, and the latter touring extensively in international markets. American Idiot has been revived for a 10th Anniversary Tour, and Avenue Q has embarked on its 3rd UK Tour. Presenting in the UK will also be the first West End production of Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 The Musical at the Savoy Theatre, as well as European premieres of Amelie and Little Miss Sunshine, both award-winning musicals based on cult classic films. Finally, Selladoor Family will launch new stage adaptations of two beloved children’s properties for UK touring: Elmer The Patchwork Elephant Show and The Mr. Men & Little Miss Show. Selladoor are thrilled with the variety of work in production, and remain committed to creating daring, diverse and dynamic productions that are accessible to all.

Selladoor Worldwide now have offices in Madrid, Bangkok, New York and Shanghai in addition to our headquarters in London, as we continue to produce and tour theatre worldwide. In 2018 Selladoor Creation was launched, which is a brand new platform for new writers to showcase and develop their work with the backing of one of the UK's leading theatre producers, and bring innovative new work to the national and international stage, making it accessible for all audiences. 2019 brings another exciting venture to the Selladoor Worldwide group, with the announcement of Selladoor Venues. Selladoor Venues are the current operators for the Queen’s Theatre, Barnstaple, The Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe and Peterborough New Theatre.