Mark Helyar

Co-Director of Take Art Theatre

Mark is currently Co-Director of Theatre for Take Art, a post he shares with Sarah Peterkin. He is also a director, writer and musician.  

Mark has been Artistic Director of two companies: Proteus, one of the south’s leading touring companies and West 28th Street, company in residence at Fairfield, Croydon. He has worked extensively as a freelance director and musical director and composed the musical scores for ten shows.  

More recently, Mark has written and published Rising from the Dust ~ India’s Hidden Voices; musical-directed and composed the music for two pantos at The Theatre Royal, Winchester; written several feature articles and been employed as a project manager, facilitator and trainer in the public, corporate and voluntary sectors.


During the Covid-19 lockdown Mark will be working from home and you can contact her on

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