Caroline RICHARDS is a British actress and director. She studied English Literature and Theater Arts at the University of Edinburgh, and in Paris at the Ecole internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq that laid the foundation for her theatrical work.

She came to Austria in 1991, learned German and started as an actress in the independent scene, including engagements at the Salzburger State Theater, Theater Vorarlberg, Komödienspiele Porcia, City Theater Mödling among others. Between 2001-2004 she was honorary member at the State Theater of Lower Austria.

In 2000 she founded the children-youth Theater Taka-Tuka, and since 2007 has been part of the management team of the der freien Szene in Salzburg. Since 2003 she has staged over 50 plays at the Schauspielhaus Salzburg, Next Liberty in Graz, Theater des Kindes in Linz, Innsbrucker Keller Theater, Salzburger Adventsingen at the Festspielhaus, State Theater Lower Austria.

Her productions have been rewarded by the BMukk, and in 2010 she received the Kulturförderpreis from the city Salzburg for her theater work for and with chidlren and adolescents