Our artistic vision

Graeae is a force for change in world-class theatre, boldly placing D/deaf and disabled actors centre stage and challenging preconceptions.

‘A Company that refuses to be relegated to the sidelines’ Lyn Gardner, The Guardian 

Graeae presents a unique approach which:

  • Boldly places D/deaf and disabled artists centre-stage in a diversity of new and existing plays
  • Pioneers a radical dramatic language by exploring the “aesthetics of access”, creatively embedding a range of tools such as audio description and sign language from the very beginning of the artistic process
  • Explores new territory and theatrical genres – from contemporary classics to musicals, to outdoor circuit… with sway poles and giant puppets!

Graeae champions the inclusion of D/deaf and disabled people in the arts through:

  • Intensive actor and writer training initiatives
  • Access support for creative and learning situations
  • Empowering workshops and training programmes for young artists, led by inspiring role models
  • A range of training models for the creative sector – from inclusive practice for drama schools, through to accessible e-marketing for theatre venues
Click the ‘Play’ icon on the left to view our showreel (audio described and captioned).

Graeae Annual Review

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