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Afton Aitkenhead

Theatre Director


Afton has been involved in theatre since she was a teenager, when she joined her local youth theatre company. She went on to study BA Acting at the University for the Creative Arts, which she graduated from in 2021 with 2:1. During her time at university, Afton began teaching youth theatre and discovered her love of directing. She set up her own company, Phenix Youth Theatre 2019 and has directed 3 plays there, including 2 as part of National Theatre Connections youth theatre festival. She also assistant directed 2 productions at university alongside her studies in acting.


DIRECTOR, Ducks, Barons Court, 5 days, 2021

DIRECTOR, Before I talked to shoes, Barons Court, 5 days, 2021

DIRECTOR, Striving for Perfection, Farnham Maltings, 1 day, 2021

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, BLANK, Online, 2 days, 2021

MOVEMENT DIRECTOR, The Wolves, Farnham Maltings, 1 day, 2020


BA (Hons) Acting, University for the Creative Arts 2018-2021, 2:1

Unlocking the Director's Imagination, Irina Brown, Rose Bruford Summer school, 2021




Less than 1 year

Art forms / Disciplines

  • Dance
  • Theatre / Live perfomance

What I do

  • Choreography
  • Devising
  • Languages
  • Movement Direction
  • Physical Theatre / Mime
  • Teaching / Coaching
  • Theatre making
  • Working with young people
  • Working with young people with special educational needs

Additional Languages

French, Spanish, Italian