Yasmin Sidhwa

Yasmin Sidhwa FRSA is Founder and Artistic Director of Mandala Theatre Company, an Oxford, UK, based, national and international touring company.

Yasmin Sidhwa FRSA is Artistic Director of Mandala Theatre Company, an Oxford, UK, based, national and international touring company that creates visceral theatre giving a voice to those whose stories are not heard and making them visible and offers pathways to young people from Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and White working-class backgrounds into the arts.

Since graduating from Bretton Hall (Leeds University) in the 1980’s Yasmin has had a passion for theatre for social justice and identity. Since then she has worked as an actor including at the Royal National Theatre Company, and Tara Arts, a workshop facilitator, theatre director and lecturer. From a dual heritage background, Indian/ Persian and White English. Theatre and creativity has been the means by which she has found her place and identity and uses it to inspire others. She is an Independent Governor at Oxford Brookes University and an Executive Board member of CREARC in Grenoble, France.