Bringing African and Caribbean histories and contemporary stories to life


 Kuumba Nia Arts is an Black led Oxford-based touring theatre company that produces and develops work based on traditional African theatrical forms and aesthetics.  In Swahili, Kuumba means ‘creativity’ whilst Nia can be translated as ‘intention’ or ‘purpose’.  Our mission and purpose is to fuse contemporary creative performance styles with historical African forms that have been passed to the diaspora to create a theatre that breaks new ground. Creating unique productions of startling authenticity that inform, surprise and entertain. We also run workshops, film screenings and events.     

Every long lane have a turning - After cloud, clear weather

COVID 19 Response

Due to COVID-19 all Kuumba Nia Arts performances and events are on hold. The wellbeing and safety of our artists, participants and audiences always come first - so when we restart 'live' events on the other side of lockdown we shall adhere to government guidelines. 

Take good care and be safe.