Shoebox Theatre was founded in 1998 to tour the one-woman play Against the Wind by Therese Collins, and in 2000 became an unincorporated association run by its members. In 2008 Shoebox was registered at Companies House as a community interest company with director/members who manage the company on a voluntary basis. There are currently six directors, three of whom are performance professionals. Actors and workshop leaders are paid on a free-lance basis for professional input on projects.