Access is at the heart of all of Graeae’s work. We provide an inclusive working practice for artists and staff, and an accessible theatrical experience for our audiences. We achieve this through collaboration and consultation with disabled artists and staff – this means we can provide bespoke access solutions as required by each individual and company.

Over the last four decades, Graeae’s team have been applying their creativity
and innovation to ensuring audiences, whether they are Deaf, disabled or
non-disabled, are treated as equals. By taking functional access such as British
Sign Language, audio description and captioning and bringing it as a creative
force central to the performance, Graeae has defined a new way of telling stories
on stage. We feel it enhances the enjoyment for all audience members and we
coined the term ‘the aesthetics of access’ to describe this process.