Mission and Impact

Graeae champions creative platforms for D/deaf and disabled artists, children and young people through our productions, training and creative learning projects.

Each of our productions is explicitly linked to a tailored Training and Learning Programme. This is delivered in schools, colleges, youth groups and workplaces, and contributes to both lasting skills development and the empowerment of individuals and communities. In this way, Graeae is unique in linking advocacy, mentoring, training and activism to make real change across society – our productions go beyond the stage and into the community.

Who We Work With

Our Training & Learning team works closely with our productions to create bespoke and inclusive programmes. Children and Young People benefit from workshops that not only introduce them to new ideas and concepts, but also focus their efforts on empowerment within their own communities. Disabled Artists can undertake professional development with us, with emphasis placed on skills development, mentoring and collaboration. We also engage with people in the workplace to develop bold and progressive environments that are open and accessible. As creative consultants and leaders, we also work with partners internationally to develop pioneering artistic training and community initiatives.

Our Core Programme

The Rollettes
Hackney Youth Partnership
Artistic Residencies
Organisational Development

Our Impact

Our Training & Learning programmes are not only integral to our productions, but also to the communities in which we operate.

Each year, we reach…

5,500 people

through youth and professional training programmes

2,000 people

through participatory projects, community and youth productions and training programmes

Upwards 10 cities and counties

throughout the United Kingdom and beyond

What People Say


“I feel that Graeae had such a wonderful vision, the amount of physical theatre and sensory elements that were used in the duration of our time there was perfect for the developing minds of any child.”
– Teacher

“Through working with the young people on the Ensemble programme and the staff at Graeae, we have been able to develop our teaching practices and reflect on some of the areas where we can make our training more accessible.”  – Partner

“This has been the first time I have been confident as an actor moving around a new space.” – Ensemble Artist

“Thank you for the wonderful days at Graeae. We love it here and feel we can participate without feeling judged. Staff are so bright and encouraging. It is also good to meet other parents and carers.” – Parent


  • Graeae Ensemble, supporting the next generation of theatre makers Ensemble


    Ensemble is a work-based training programme supporting the next generation of D/deaf and disabled theatremakers (aged 17-26)
  • Image of Day of Games with cheering children on balcony. Artistic Residencies

    Artistic Residencies

    "The Graeae artists spent time individually with each student - nobody faded into the background."– Teaching Assistant,Tuke School.