A Neighbourhood theatre with a global reach


Theatre in the Mill is a Bradford based arts organisation committed to developing, supporting and presenting socially responsible art and performance. Part of the University of Bradford, Theatre in the Mill was opened in the heart of the campus in 1976. Today, it comprises a studio theatre, two flexible development and performance spaces, an installation space, and a temporary community-facing city centre space.

We believe in artists and audiences, in the need to create spaces that promote dialogue and art that represents the narrative of the people the city and the region. We believe in the need for people to see themselves represented and portrayed in contemporary culture and that we have a responsibility to be a mirror that reflects them. We believe in positive change, in striving for equality and in eradicating the thresholds to participation. We believe in making sure our offer is open to all.

Shabina Aslam

Senior Producer

Shabina is the Senior Producer. She produces the theatre's creative programme, jointly shaping the vision and ambition of Theatre in the Mill's arts provision. Her responsibilities include organizational planning, and delivering the Weekenders. She loves discussing creative ideas with artists, jointly finding solutions to their challenges and working to break down barriers to access.

Cynthia Akinyemi

Arts and Engagement Ambassador

Cynthia is a Fun/Witty and Innovative Social media influencer/Radio Host. She Loves to Create Interesting, Entertaining and Informative Contents in Social Media Spaces. She is an Art and Engagement Ambassador with the Skills and desire to connect with others through speaking and writing.

Ivan Mack

Digital Arts Technician

Ivan is the Digital Arts Technician. He provides support and advice to artists and makers on using technology in their work and identifies and explores new technologies or the adaptation of existing technologies for time-based art. His interests are in automation as part of live performance, open source and slow process technology. He is also an award-winning short film director and producer, a published stills photographer, and has appeared on BBC radio live sessions as a musician.

Oluwaseun Onikan

Arts and Engagement Ambassador

A Masters’ student in Applied Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics who loves to network and meet people, has a keen interest in Events management. Also likes to be a solution agent/provider wherever she finds herself and as an Art and Engagement Ambassador would like to further use her AI expertise to improve the experience of people visiting Theatre in the Mill (TIM),

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Claire Kearns

Financial and Administrative Coordinator

Claire is our Financial and Administrative Coordinator and is charged with the day-to-day running of the organisation. Her duties include account management and reconciliation, financial reporting to our funding bodies and overseeing project income and expenditure, as well as developing processes around TiMs infrastructure.

Josiah Eames

Arts and Engagement Ambassador

Josiah is a Film and Television Production graduate, who is currently working on his postgraduate degree in Filmmaking. He has a passion for storytelling in all of its forms, films, TV, books and theatre. He is also an avid student of the martial arts, in particular their historical and cultural aspects.