Wind-Up Penguin Theatre Company

  • Humanitarian theatre

    Original wordless musical stories

  • For underprivileged children

    In orphanages, slums, hospitals, and refugee centers

  • Worldwide performances

    Across Eastern Europe, South America, India, Africa, and the Middle East

Stories, music, and creativity are crucial elements of healthy childhood. Unfortunately, many children are forced to grow up too fast due to war, extreme poverty, or social exclusion.

We at Wind-Up Penguin are a troupe of professional musicians and actors who have firsthand experience of the transformative power of the arts. Since 2012, we’ve shared new theatre and music productions with over 45000 children in refugee camps, orphanages, slums, hospitals, and rural communities in countries of high child poverty and high refugee intake.

We create a space where young people can play, laugh, imagine, and simply be children.