Good Chance 2018-12-05T11:30:21+00:00


Founded by playwrights Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson, Good Chance uses theatre and art to create new kinds of communities, empowering artists from across the world and connecting people, stories and cultures. We believe in the ability of art to provide a space for people to reflect on their pasts, and to imagine new futures.

Mainstage Productions

We write, create and produce groundbreaking work with artists from across the world.
Our award-winning production The Jungle took London’s West End by storm before transferring to St. Ann’s Warehouse, NYC.

Theatre Domes

We build theatres in areas where expression is stifled and communities are struggling to integrate. These temporary ‘theatres of hope’ are geodesic domes where we welcome people of all backgrounds into a safe place for expression, friendship and hope. First established in the heart of the Jungle refugee camp in France in September 2015 before moving to Paris in 2017 and 2018, the original Calais dome can now be seen in St. Ann’s Warehouse.

Good Chance Ensemble

The Good Chance Ensemble is a collective of artists, partners and collaborators whom we support to develop professionally and artisti- cally. The Ensemble includes individual artists, musicians and actors from refugee communi- ties from across the world, working together towards the changes in society we want to see.

In numbers:

Over 20,000 people have come to our theatre domes to dance, to make music, to share cultures, to build friendships and create community.

Over 100,000 people have seen The Jungle across two continents

Over 600 artists from 20 countries have worked with us in our theatre domes and through the Good Chance Ensemble.

Good Chance Theatre is a Named Fund member of the Chapel & York US Foundation, Inc. a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Donations to the Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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Expression is a human right…

A message from Stephen Daldry, Chair, Good Chance Theatre

In 2015 two young British playwrights went to the unofficial refugee camp in Calais to bear witness to an unfolding humanitarian crisis. They spent a week there and decided they wanted to build a theatre…

The first Good Chance theatre dome was built on the belief that yes, refugees need clean water, they need basic food and they need medical supplies… but they also need a space to think, they need to hope and they need to dream. The company has come a long way in three years but the founding principle that ‘expression is a human right’ underpins everything we do.

Through shows like The Jungle, Good Chance bring previously untold stories of global relevance to international audiences. Meanwhile our theatres of hope provide places where people from different parts of the world who have been through incredible trauma, can be together and be welcome.

This company’s ambition is thrilling, its mission both urgent and vitally important in these divided times. But we can only do it with your support.

Please make a donation and help us to extend our work with artists, audiences and people across the world. We believe everyone deserves a good chance, help us to give it.


Good Chance Trustees: Stephen Daldry (Chair)
Sonia Friedman, Natalia Kaliada, David Lan, Anirudh Mathur