About the Bureau of Silly Ideas.

We (BOSI) are creators of inspired madness and controlled chaos in the public realm. We make people smile & think by working with culture and communities to inspire behavioural change.

BOSI injects art, entertainment, humour and surprise in everyday places - creating engaging installations, devised theatre shows and surprising interventions that bring magic and silliness to the mundane.

We work with a range of partners stretching across heritage, the arts, public realm and community organisations. The way we approach our work depends on the partner and the purpose.


in our repertoire - ready made small to medium scale work that can be easily hired and adapted to suit your festival theme or organisations event. Also perfect for the festival audience, these pieces provide small scale silly relief and personal one on one engagements with the absurd.         


are our large scale public realm theatre touring productions. These 'silly' engagements have been carefully devised to create experiences that are both, entertaining and thought provoking. We believe in providing alternative platforms for audiences to engage with society and question the world around them.


as we’re full of ideas - its what we do! We love co-conspiring with others and together we will find the perfect idea floating in the Silly Sphere that you want and need to explore creatively. If you bring your idea to the table we will match it with sensible silly possibilities and we can work with you on making it happen!


Bureau Of Silly Ideas, a not for profit organisation, was founded in 2002 by Roger ‘Gor’ Hartley and Claire ‘Kiwi’ Horan.

BOSI was formed to to explore the concept of engaging people with their public space and urban environment through the use of street theatre. Our creative territories have now moved beyond outdoor street theatre and we have built a reputation for working in all aspects of the public realm; museums and heritage sites, galleries, shopping centres, parks, theme parks, festivals, stations and airports. We are valued as experts in our field, regularly partaking in consultancy for high level public and private organisations. Based on our knowledge and ability to engage with audiences, we now receive opportunities to work with teams to develop creative ways of thinking and indeed, unique pathways to the arts, heritage and culture.

Since our founding, we have presented our unique work at over 300 locations across the UK, Europe and Australia to an estimated, 999,999 smiling people.