Doing Difference, Differently


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What we do

Find all about our shows, workshops, schools work, training opportunities and other projects.

Get Involved

Learn what's relevant to you - whether you're a young person, a parent or guardian, a school or potential partner.


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Open Theatre Work As Creative Enablers


We use nonverbal physical theatre to collaborate with Young People with Learning Disabilities, creating quality art which reflects and celebrates their unique creativity.

We wholeheartedly believe in the ability of young people with learning disabilities to contribute to the creative and cultural life of the places where they live, and work as advocates for their valued involvement as artists and leaders.

Choosing to view learning disabilities as creative differences

We take conventional ideas about the arts & creativity and flip them on their heads.

What can “neurotypical” learners discover about themselves, their creativity and their lives through working with Young People with Creative Differences?

What if young people aren’t “hard to reach”, what if arts organisations are?

What if facilitators enter a room not asking what young people can’t do, but what is unique to that child that they can do?

This isn’t about adjusting current structures to be more inclusive or accessible. It’s about learning what is different about each of us, and how together we can collaborate to build something new as equal partners.

It’s about Doing Difference Differently

If you would like to find out more about us or the programmes we run, get in touch, or better still…