Theatre Nemo was founded in 1998 in response to an absence of quality and engaging therapeutic activity for people recovering from periods of poor mental health or struggling with enduring mental illness.

During an initial period of qualitative research carried out at that time it was clear that many people experiencing poor mental health felt that they were not seen as individuals but that it was instead their label of illness that they were defined by. This feeling of lack of identity is what inspired the name Nemo, which means nameless. Our aim is to provide a space where people can explore their creativity in a friendly and nurturing environment to rediscover their identity through positive reinforcement and social interaction.