Formed in 2000, Punchdrunk’s award-winning productions include The Firebird Ball (2005), Faust (in collaboration with the National Theatre, 2006), The Masque of the Red Death (2008), Tunnel 228 (in collaboration with The Old Vic, 2009), It Felt Like A Kiss (with Adam Curtis and Damon Albarn, Manchester International Festival, 2009), Sleep No More (with the American Repertory Theatre, Boston, Mass., 2009), The Duchess of Malfi (with English National Opera, 2010), The Crash of the Elysium (Manchester International Festival, 2011), The Borough (Aldeburgh Festival, 2013) and The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable (Temple Studios, a co-production with National Theatre of Great Britain). Punchdrunk are currently presenting their New York debut Sleep No More at the legendary McKittrick Hotel in the Chelsea district (produced by Emursive). Sleep No More won a 2011 Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience and a Special Citation For Design And Choreography at the 2010-11 Obie Awards.

Punchdrunk Enrichment

The worlds that Punchdrunk makes are transformative for those who experience them firsthand as audiences. Since 2008, Punchdrunk Enrichment has inspired and engaged participants through projects that focus on the innate creativity and imagination of the individual. Punchdrunk Enrichment takes the company's innovative practice into communities and schools, creating performances with and for children, young people and participants. Integral to the creation of this work is the same commitment to exemplary design and performance that defines Punchdrunk’s large-scale productions for adult audiences.

Key projects to date include installation-based schools projects, The Lost Lending Library, Under the Eiderdown, and Against Captain’s Orders, a family adventure created in partnership with the National Maritime Museum. An extensive professional development programme and on-site projects for primary schools were run alongside The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable. Recent projects include Greenhive Green created with staff and residents of a care home in Peckham including those with dementia, commissioned by intergenerational arts charity Magic Me.


Punchdrunk International


Punchdrunk International produces artistic works created by Felix Barrett and the Punchdrunk creative team. In addition, the Company produces a selection of Punchdrunk’s commercial productions for national and international audiences. It also creates innovation-led partnerships with selected organisations on a bespoke basis.


SMG Live

 SMG Performing Arts Group (SMG Live) is a subsidiary of SMG. As a leader in the industry, it links business services like theatre management, artist management, performance marketing and industrial investment with performing arts development and live entertainment. The group supports a wide variety of companies making work in the arts including in drama, dance, acrobatics, symphonies, farces, Huaiju opera, Pingtan, puppet, light music and many other opera style, Their theatres include the Shanghai Majestic Theatre, Shanghai Lyceum Theatre, Shanghai Art Theatre, Wanping Theatre, Shanghai People’s Grand Theatre and ET Space. They also own a number of professional training schools, performing and acting agencies, stage design centers and ticketing companies.

SMG Live has presented over 10,000 performances a year for the past six years. In 2012, it was announced as a national leader in cultural system reform. In 2013, it was one of the top 30 national cultural enterprises. In 2014, it became one of the three best performing companies in China. More than 300 plays are available to show on stage, such as the stage play Lord Shang, a piece of national fine art; ERA---Intersection of Time, a multimedia acrobatics fantasy show; and Red Clouds in the Horizon, a poetic drama which won the Best Words Award appraised by the Propaganda Department of the Central Committee of the CPC. Major plays that SMG Live produced in 2015 include the drama The Boss; Crested Ibis, a ballet; Tiny Times, a music drama and Battle Steed, a stage work in Chinese.