BecauseWeCanCanCan is a group of emerging artists with learning disabilities, who want to develop careers in the arts. Members can be from any art background, including visual arts, acting, stand-up comedy, film-making, physical theatre, writing and music.

Open Theatre supports members of the group with their professional development through support in producing, financial management, marketing, facilitating, film-making, visual design, performance skills, and technical skills.

BecauseWeCanCanCan is a semi-independent group. The young artists are in charge of what projects they run and what support they receive.

Recent BWCCC Projects

Short Films

Jake, one of our members, produced this playful short film as part of Channel 4’s Random Acts programme

Hansel & Gretel

Our professional production of Hansel & Gretel, featuring artists with learning disabilities on and off stage, premiered at Birmingham Hippodrome’s Patrick Centre in September 2018

Read About It

For a full range of the projects run by BWCCC, check out the Archive Section

If this group sounds like something you’d like to be a part of, or you just want to understand more about it, we’re happy to talk over phone or email. [Contact Details]