Graeae is a force for change in world-class theatre, breaking down barriers, challenging preconceptions, championing diversity across the sector and boldly placing Deaf and disabled artists centre stage. Read more...
Artistically led by Jenny Sealey, Graeae’s signature characteristic is the compelling creative integration of sign language, captioning and audio description, which engages brilliantly with both disabled and non-disabled audiences. Championing accessibility and providing a platform for new generations of artists, Graeae leads the way in pioneering, trail-blazing theatre both in the UK and internationally.
Not only does Graeae produce outstanding theatre, but also the company delivers extensive training programmes and opportunities for aspiring and established actors, directors and writers, everywhere from Birmingham to Bangladesh. A recognised authority in accessible aesthetics, Graeae works closely with client organisations to inspire and lead best practice – creating, supporting and advising on the development of accessible environments for all theatre lovers, everywhere.
The original disabled-led theatre company, Graeae remains firmly rooted at the forefront of its field in the UK, with the valuable patronage of many high profile artists, directors and actors, including Sir Peter Blake, Jenny Agutter, Richard Wilson OBE, Sadie Frost and Dame Harriet Walter.
Based at Bradbury Studios in Hackney, East London, it is no surprise that Graeae’s home sets the benchmark for inclusive practice. The award-winning building, the first of its kind in the UK, has creative access at the core of its design. From tactile flooring to sensitive heating systems, the Graeae offices and studio space are sophisticated and urban… a world away from the kind of institutional buildings often associated with access standards.
Graeae tours nationally and internationally working with disabled artists and creative professionals throughout the process.Find out more
Training & learning
Graeae champions creative platforms for Deaf and disabled artists, children and young people through our productions, training and creative learning projects.Find out more
Developing and producing new work is at the heart of what Graeae does. We are always on the lookout for new and exciting voices and stories.Find out more
Our commitment to exciting and intriguing theatre extends well beyond our British headquarters. Graeae's international work is going from strength to strength in developing extraordinary creative exchanges, all of which offer a profound learning experience.Find out more
Explore a vast array of additional projects Graeae is engaged with below.Find out more