To uplift and enrich the nation’s cultural life
To establish the voices, stories and creativity of BESEA artists as an integral part of British society.
We celebrate and champion the work of our artists and communities
The company was renamed New Earth Theatre in 2020 to signal new beginnings, new growth and new possibilities. We adopt the following values to guide us on that journey.
We use the term BESEA to mean anyone from the following countries and their diasporas who live and work in Britain.
These countries make up an area that is known as East and South East Asia;
Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, North Korea, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam.
Everyone self identifies in their own way and that identity is not necessarily fixed. We currently use the term BESEA so that we can have collective power when making our case for the many artists from communities that continue to be severely underrepresented in our theatre industry.