Formed in 2003, Nutkhut exists to fulfil the creative vision of Simmy Gupta and Ajay Chhabra

As an ideas-led, art focused performance company, we create work mixing performance, dance, film, participation and a distinctly British comedic sensibility and eccentricity. Nutkhut has been delighting audiences for over 10 years. We are a major presence in the outdoor performing arts sector, and work regularly with festivals and events across the UK and beyond.

Nutkhut is led by two British Asian artists, Simmy Gupta and Ajay Chhabra. The company is unique as it draws inspiration from the Artistic Directors’ backgrounds and mixes it with a very British sense of humour and mischief. Nutkhut is highly representative of modern Britain. We create work which could only have come from the here and now.

 

Mission

Nutkhut’s mission is to bring to life awe-inspiring stories of the British South-Asian experience, through joyous and playful world-class performances and installations.

A London-based performing arts company led by co-Artistic Directors Ajay Chhabra and Simmy Gupta, Nutkhut has been working extensively around the UK and abroad since 2003. Nutkhut produces high quality cross-disciplinary work for site-specific contexts, with a particular focus on creating commissioned work for the outdoor sector and tours regularly to festivals, melas and special events.

Nutkhut productions encompass live performance, dance, installation, music, circus, film and digital design.

Nutkhut productions encompass live performance, dance, installation, music, circus, film and digital design. 
Often inspired by historical people and places, Nutkhut’s productions are designed to encourage public participation and interaction. Nutkhut tells universal stories that lift the spirit, bringing people together to celebrate a shared experience with a truly mischievous and distinctly British eccentricity.

Supported by a dynamic and diverse team of associate artists, producers and managers, Nutkhut is dedicated to life-long learning and talent development, designing and delivering opportunities for young people in formal and non-formal settings, with educational bodies as strategic partners and by supporting emerging artists and producers to grow. Nutkhut also deliver public talks and presentations across the creative and cultural industries as a way of sharing best practice in interdisciplinary and intercultural work.

Nutkhut is unique in its accessibility, its humour and joyfulness, delighting audiences across the UK and contributing to the development of the outdoor sector in modern Britain since 2003.

Core Team

Associate Artists

Board

Frequently Asked Questions

What does Nutkhut mean?
Nutkhut means mischievous in Sanskrit. We feel that ‘mischief’ is the perfect word to summarise the kind of work we make and the way we present it to our audiences.

How does it sound? 
Nutkhut is pronounced 'nut-cut'. 

I love your work! How can I book one of your projects for my festival / event?
For all booking enquiries please email connect@nutkhut.co.uk or you can call on +44 (0) 7958 454 232.

I want to perform with Nutkhut! Is this possible?
We work with a core pool of performers, however this pool is often expanding! If you’re interested, please send over a headshot, CV and showreel to connect@nutkhut.co.uk and we’ll get in touch when we’re looking.

When is your next performance?
Take a look at our list of upcoming events and news here.

How can I support you?
Nutkhut is a not-for-profit performing arts company and with a determination to create high-quality performance for a wide and diverse audience, often for free. Take a look here to find out more about the different ways you can support us or email connect@nutkhut.co.uk if you’d like to talk to us directly.

What kind of work do you make?
We create work that brings together performance, dance, film, circus and installation and mixes them with a heady dose of mischief. We work mainly outdoors but indoors when our ideas take us there.

Do you only present your work in the UK?
We’ve performed our work all over the world – from China to Norway.

I’d love to learn from you! Do you run classes / workshops?
Great! We occasionally run masterclasses in performance and circus skills. Details of these can be found on our upcoming events page here or . We are also available for corporate and private hire – if interested please email connect@nutkhut.co.uk.

How do I get in touch with you?
We’re based in South-East London. Call or email +44 (0) 7958 454 232 or email connect@nutkhut.co.uk.