Rise and Fall

Rise and Fall - A photo of Steffi on a big balloon.

Come and explore an ecosystem of balloons: universes in

In Rise And Fall you’ll meet all manner of balloons from small floating moons to vast bouncing orbs. Forever expanding and contracting, balloons are free to float, fly and sway. Hold your breath and go sailing away. Rise and Fall is a poetic and intriguing performance for young audiences about holding on and letting go.

Suitable for ages 2+

Rise and Fall is a non-verbal show. This makes it accessible to a range of children, including d/Deaf, hard of hearing and non-English speakers. 

★★★★ “A fun and fascinating production” London Theatre 1

"A unique, poetic, physical theatre experience" Children's Theatre Reviews

"A perfect invitation to let your imagination weave its own story" The Young Londoner

"It was captivating, the movement, sound and light. Peaceful and relaxing" Audience Feedback

"In a world of technology this is a real pleasure, simple and calm" Audience Feedback

"Really visually beautiful and appealed to both younger and older children" Audience Feedback


Since opening the show has toured to the following theatres:

artsdepot, Cambridge Junction, Dschungel (Vienna), Farnham Matings, G-Live, Guildhall Studio Portsmouth, Greenwich Theatre, Half Moon Theatre, Little Angel Theatre, Norwich Theatre Stage 2, Old Town Hall Bury St Edmunds, Polka Theatre, Poplar Union, The Artground (Singapore) in partnership with Five Stones Theatre, The Arc Winchester, The Lowry, The New Wolsey Studio, The Place Bedford, The Theatre Chipping Norton, Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, Rose Theatre Kingston, Royal Opera House, Southbank Centre, Southstreet Arts and Watermans.

Please get in touch if you are interested in booking the show for your venue. 


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Cast and Creatives

Rise and Fall was devised by the company.

Director: Chloe Stephens
Performer: Stefanie Sommer
Associate Director: Matt Hutchinson
Lighting: Aaron Dootson
Design: Helen Coyston
Sound: James Nicholson
Choreography: Abigail Huan
Stage Manager: Jordan Whitwell