We’re big into accessibility – and we love making sure our work can be enjoyed by as many people as possible, from providing British Sign Language Interpreters to subsidised tickets.

Social Model of Disability

We believe that disability is caused by society’s set up, rather than by a person’s impairment or difference – and that’s why we’re committed to working hard to remove any barriers for the people we work with, whether that’s audiences, artists or participants. Accessibility drives our artistic practice. It is not a question at the end of a project, it informs our artistic choices and often drives new ideas, such as Squirrel Club, an online creative workshop for children with ADHD which was born out the frustrations of parents whose children were struggling with home learning during lockdown for.

We want people to feel as comfortable as possible during their time with us, and we are aware that comfort looks different to everyone. For example, for some audience members being given information on what to expect in advance of an event can help them to feel less anxious. Whereas another audience member will need access to  audio description.


Mental health & neurodiversity*

We work hard to promote positive mental health and wellbeing, working with venues and artists to improve experiences for audiences, participants and creatives. We’ve contributed to national conversations  about audience and artist wellbeing and strive to create environments and experiences in which neurodivergent audiences, participants, artists and collaborators feel comfortable. We’ve created projects that address mental health and neurodiversity, including our play Declaration, Box Tickers Podcast, SPACE Mobile Wellbeing Room and Dial a phone based project for elders.

*Neurodiversity: where neurological differences are as recognised and respected as any other human variation. These can include ADHD, Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Autistic Spectrum, Tourette Syndrome, and others.

Economic access

When we say we want to make our work as accessible as possible, we mean it – and that’s why we acknowledge economic inequality, ensuring that finance isn’t a barrier to joining in with our projects.

Whether providing free tickets to our performances, covering transport costs for community groups or actors attending auditions, we do all we can to make sure people are able to access our work.