Mashirika is a pioneering professional company in Rwanda. We are constantly exploring new ways to develop, to learn and to create exciting theatre. We bring together passions, fashions, moods, moves, sounds, networks, anger, forms, styles, challenges, engagement, words, rhythms, visions and visuals in our theatre. And we are always ready to add new things to the mix.

Mashirika is a performing group that was started by students of music, dance and drama at Makerere University Kampala in July 1997, with Hope Azeda as a leading founder member, who later moved to Rwanda in 1998.

Mashirika is now permanently in Rwanda with its offices in Remera. The groups has a total of 20 actors of varying age ranges. 

Mashirika’s main activities are Music, Dance and Drama and choreographies for big events or celebrations. 

Mashirika has produced several educational stage plays, films and skits.

Mashirika's mission is to prove that performing arts is not only entertainment but a tool of social transformation and source of employment.