SHYBAIRN devises collaborative performance alongside social campaigns. 


We make performances that explore social issues, with performers and makers who have lived experience of those issues. 


SHYBAIRN uses a range of media to interrogate ideas in a playful and accessible form. We like to experiment with form and the audience-performer relationship. 


We hope to affect social change through devising performance alongside wider campaigns against injustice.

Caitlin Evans is the founder and director of SHYBAIRN. She works with a core female and non-binary led team including producer Becky Jones and designer Nic Farr. She works with a range of artists unique to each performance. She is particularly interested in supporting northern and working-class artists. 

Caitlin is a theatre-maker and producer from Newcastle based in London. She recently  graduated from MFA Advanced Theatre Practice at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, founding SHYBAIRN in her final year.