Graeae is committed to inclusive working practice for the artists and staff with whom we work, and an accessible theatrical experience for our audiences.

We achieve this through collaboration and consultation with disabled artists and staff.  For each project and working situation, we provide bespoke access solutions e.g. confirming wheelchair-accessible venues for productions and workshops, coordinating the provision of access support workers and British Sign Language interpreters, or arranging adaptive technology to facilitate the creative process.

Graeae is committed to pioneering and evolving the ‘aesthetics of access’, continually exploring new ways to weave in layers of accessibility and communication (such as BSL interpretation and audio description). The ‘aesthetics of access’ is now a recognised signature characteristic across Graeae productions.

Access is a basic right and requirement, a continually evolving methodology that enhances the theatrical and professional landscape; accessibility enables theatre practitioners and audiences to create, engage with and enjoy our work.

Access support

Graeae provides a practical guide including information on:

  • Access support in the work environment
  • Code of conduct when working with deaf or disabled people for the first time
  • Common terminology (with advice on usage!)
  • A list of formatted materials for our employees and audience members

For more information email