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About Face Theatre Company

Founded in 1995 as part of ECHO, About Face Theatre Company is the only professional theatre company for people with learning disabilities in Herefordshire. Working to a high standard, the company aims to offer stimulating and original theatre that is both challenging and entertaining. Each show is the result of months of work and a personal creative journey for every member of the team. 

Website: http://www.aboutfacetheatre.org.uk

Access all Areas

Access all Areas is an east London based theatre company for adults with learning disabilities. We run a weekly theatre project at Hoxton Hall, a multi-sensory storytelling project, accredited training and find opportunities to find paid work in television.

Website: http://www.access-all-areas-uk.org

Act Too

Provide a range arts-based services for learning disabled people in the South London area, including the Baked Bean Theatre Company.

Website: http://www.acttoo.com

Actitout

Actitout is run by Linda Hampton, Cert Ed, ALAM, drama workshop leader, scriptwriter, director, actress and singer. For 10 years she has worked with adults with a learning disability, writing tailor made scripts and has produced 12 full scale theatre productions. She also offers consultancy to organisations providing one off workshops, giving help and advice to new drama groups.

 

Website: http://www.actitout.co.uk

Advocreate

Advocreate is a theatre workshop and community film making service for adults with learning disabilities and carers. We offer a range of creative approaches to develop self advocacy skills and can create drama, documentary, animation and information DVDs. We employ workshop assistants that have learning disabilities as co-facilitators.

Website: http://www.advocreate.com

All Stars Theatre

All Stars cast members are all adults with learning difficulties. Performing a minimum of two shows every year to the general public we, also like to show our support at as many local events as possible. This helps our members to see and be seen as useful members of their local community.

We also run workshops to act through every day situations that people face in their every day lives living in the community. Such as: - Returning goods to a shop, complaints to the council, dealing with verbal and physical abusive and how to report it. These are just a few of the subjects we have tackled!

Our aim is to help break down social barriers and improve peoples' lives by improving a sense of confidence and self belief.

Website: allstarstheatrecompany.co.uk

Angel Shed Theatre Company

Angel Shed Theatre Company is a charity based in Islington, supported by sponsorship and donation. We run theatre workshops and stage performance that bring together children and young people aged 7-16 from all parts of the community whatever their social or educational background. 

Website: http://www.angelshedtheatre.org.uk/

Birds of Paradise Theatre Company

A professional touring theatre company producing adventurous and challenging work that places disability into the public arena.

Website: http://www.birdsofparadisetheatre.co.uk

Blue Apple Theatre

Blue Apple Theatre is a highly ambitious theatre company which brings all the benefits of taking part in theatre to adult performers with learning disabilities, and enables them to present high quality productions to the widest possible audiences.

Website: http://www.blueappletheatre.hampshire.org.uk/

Blue Teapot Theatre Company

Blue Teapot Theatre Company creates quality, professional theatre productions. We are committed to providing productions that entertain, delight and move you.

Website: http://www.blueteapot.ie/

Dark Horse Theatre

Dark Horse is a national touring theatre company which premieres new writing. An ensemble of learning disabled actors feature in our productions and exceptional non learning disabled actors from the broader industry are also cast in our tours.

The work is both vitally physical and text based, features original composed music and is always visually impactful. Appealing to a broad, general and adult audience, the company’s work is always new, and has a reputation for surprise, innovation and the ability to reverse expectation in powerful and challenging ways, exploring stories and ideas which reflect the human condition to an audience.

 

Website: http://www.darkhorsetheatre.co.uk

Deafinitely Theatre Company

Acclaimed Deaf-led theatre company based in London.

Website: http://www.deafinitelytheatre.co.uk

Dramatize

Dramatize is a professionally run, fun and friendly Community Interest Company. Using theatre and movement workshops, our carefully selected and specially trained team provide a range of theatrical workshops, events and educational programmes catering for adults with learning disabilities aged 16 - 40, within both SEN and mainstream schools and organisations.

Website: http://www.dramatize.co.uk

Embrace Arts

Embrace Arts is the University of Leicester’s multi-use inclusive arts centre, with a history of promotion and encouragement of engagement in the arts by disabled people.

Website: http://www.le.ac.uk/ad/racentre/index.html

Extant

Extant

Performing arts production company, managed by blind arts professionals who seek to promote the arts and culture of the visually impaired community.

Website: http://www.extant.org.uk

Forward Arts

We are a support group for adults with learning disabilities and mental health issues. Each week we run drama classes, dance classes and performance classes. We put on two production shows each year at Medina theater on the Isle of Wight and everything to show from the edited music to props to adapted story lines is all put together by the Way Forward members.

Website: http://www.wayforwardprogramme.co.uk/

Freewheelers Theatre Company

The Freewheelers Theatre Company brings disabled and non-disabled actors and supporters, production teams and the local community together. We use theatre and dance,wheelchair and voicebox technology, multimedia, animations, puppets and shadows to create innovative work. We like to work collaboratively, surprise people and challenge perceptions. We don't like barriers, rules or conventions. We welcome new members!

Website: http://www.freewheelerstheatre.co.uk

Full Body and the Voice

Full Body and the Voice

Full Body & the Voice is a successful producing theatre company with a ten year track record in regional and national touring productions. Our core company of learning disabled actors are highly trained and skilled professionals who work in film, television and theatre. 

Website: http://www.fullbody.org.uk

Generation Arts

Generation Arts is an inclusive theatre company working with disenfranchised young people. We run accredited and non-accredited acting and theatre-making training programmes that are free.

Website: http://www.generationarts.org.uk

Graeae Theatre Company

Leading professional touring theatre company of disabled actors, run by disabled people.

Website: http://www.graeae.org

Heart 'n Soul

Heart ‘n Soul is a learning disability arts organisation based in London working locally, nationally and internationally to create and share original work in a range of art forms. Heart ‘n Soul created The Beautiful Octopus Club, a participatory nightclub celebrating learning disability culture and now co-ordinates a national network of similar clubs.

Website: http://www.heartnsoul.co.uk

Hijinx Theatre

Hijinx theatre company, based at Wales Millenium Centre, Cardiff, aspires to make it commonplace to see and hear actors with learning disabilities on stage, screen, and TV. Their actors join mainstream casts and are paid industry rates for their work. They perform at prestigious events such as Glastonbury and Edinburgh Festivals, and tour the UK and abroad. And through the wide exposure of mainstream audiences to the work of Hijinx actors the charity continuously challenges perceptions about those with learning disabilities and raises aspirations for the actors they support.

Through theatre Hijinx started to offer people with learning disabilities the freedom to express themselves creatively, work with others, and have goals to aspire to. They provide rigorous professional vocational training via the growing number of academies they’re establishing around Wales, where students receive high quality training and do more to shape and mould their future.

By next year Hijinx will have five academies across Wales, which will be no more than a 90 minute drive for anyone in Wales. 18 year old Tom, who is now a Hijinx student first discovered the charity when he was 14. His mother explained,

‘Tom announced when he was 14 that he didn't want Down's Syndrome anymore - he wanted 'Up Syndrome. It was heartbreaking. Then one day we heard about Hijinx. They were touring a play about a young man with Down's Syndrome who had set his sights on climbing to Base Camp, Everest. Tom loved it and after the show was insistent that we wait and meet Gareth, the young actor with Down's Syndrome who had taken the lead role. Tom told Gareth, 'When I'm a man, I want to be you'.' From that day, everything changed for Tom. Hijinx provided confident, aspirational role models for him and lit a spark that has led him to pursue an acting career of his own. This year Tom, now aged 18, joined the Cardiff Hijinx Academy - travelling from Somerset each week to work side by side by his hero, Gareth.’

Website: http://www.hijinx.org.uk

Inside Out Theatre

Inside Out Theatre is a mixed-ability theatre company in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. We create new work featuring disabled artists working with some of the cities' top theatre professionals, challenging and surprising audiences while championing and validating our artists.

Website: http://www.insideouttheatre.com

Interplay Theatre

Interplay specialise in working with young people who are labelled as PMLD, SLD, ASD, EBD and many other learning and physical difficulties. Interplay tour annually nationally with a new show each year. Their performances place the audience at the centre of the experience, creating immersive environments using unique structures in which the world of the play unfolds. Colour, light, live music, one-to-one interaction audiences can explore and discover a ‘total theatre’ on every level.

Website: http://www.interplaytheatre.co.uk

Jackson’s Lane

A theatre, a centre for participation, a studio space for companies and artists and a safe place for people from excluded communities to develop and grow.

Website: http://www.jacksonslane.org.uk