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    Let Me Be

    Let Me Be is a new digitally-delivered course created by 1623 theatre company and Graeae to develop your theatre-making skills. Apply now!

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  • Ensemble: Certificate of Higher Education Theatre Making and Leadership

    Graeae Ensemble was established in 2015 to deliver a radical alternative to traditional drama training. Ensemble’s driving mission is to serve new generations of diverse Deaf and disabled talent to thrive as equals in the UK’s theatre industry, on stage and off. Find out how to apply for this year’s course.

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  • BEYOND: Develop

    8 February – 30 April 2021 Free online training & wellbeing workshops for Deaf & disabled creatives Sign-ups for this programme closed on 2 February 2021 at 6pm. Information in BSL available at the bottom of this page. Covid-19 has hit every industry, in every corner of our country hard, and the cultural and entertainment […]

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  • A photo showing previous Ensemble artist Dave Young, smiling broadly, surrounded by other people looking at him

    How Do We Do Drama Now?

    It’s a question secondary school teachers have been asking us, and we have been asking ourselves since the world turned upside down under the pandemic.

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  • BEYOND

    2021 update: New applications paused Since launching Beyond in July 2020, 46 Deaf and disabled artists have signed up to the programme. We are delighted that it’s had this response, and that our theatre partners across the North, North East, West of England and the East Midlands have been able to help support a wide […]

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  • Ensemble 2020

    Launching a new generation of Deaf and disabled theatre makers, creatively supported and accredited by Rose Bruford College.

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  • Graeae DISCOVER

    Discover (short course)

    Discover is a one-week short course in theatre-making and technical production roles. It is open to young Deaf and disabled people (aged 17 – 30) who are passionate about theatre, driven towards a career in the arts and eager to challenge themselves professionally.

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  • One Under by Winsome Pinnock

    One Under Workshop Programme

    What Connects Us? is a unique creative workshop programme linked to the tour One Under, written by Winsome Pinnock and produced by Graeae and Theatre Royal Plymouth.

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  • MAKE

    Calling all BAME D/deaf and/or disabled artists interested in growing their skills and collaborating with peers.

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    Graeae’s Ensemble 2018 – Hurricane Protest Songs

    In 2018, Graeae’s Ensemble of young theatre makers performed Hurricane Protest Songs, a breakthrough new production interweaving spoken word poetry, movement, music and storytelling.

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  • This Is Not For You Education Programme

    With the centenary of WW1 making its mark across the world and especially in the UK, Graeae’s Training and Learning department developed an education programme alongside the outdoor performance This Is Not For You. The aim was to uncover the unheard stories of those returning from war disabled, explore how communities adapt and increase awareness […]

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  • Training and Learning

    To find out more about Training and Learning contact our Creative Learning Director Jodi-Alissa Bickerton on jodi@graeae.org.

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    The Rollettes present Babushka’s Winter Adventure

    A long time ago on a cold winter’s night, there’s a knock at the door of Babushka’s cottage. Her unexpected visitors are looking for the new born king. Before she knows it, Babushka finds herself on a fantastical journey of discoveries across the world in search of new friends.

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  • Protest Song Hub

    Protest Song Hub

    Songwriting Guide – Submission Guidelines – Submit As part of Reasons To Be Cheerful 2017, Graeae called upon singers and songwriters from across the globe to raise their voices for freedom and compose, record and submit Protest Songs that spoke to the struggles of the 21st century. After an overwhelming response, we committed to continuing that fight. The Protest Song Hub […]

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  • Young people in Sequins and Snowballs

    Deck the Stalls

    A motley crew of audience members arrive at the theatre. However, something is amiss and, although they think they are in for a treat, hilarity ensures as they realise they have one thing in common… someone has ushered them through the wrong door! Inspired by Graeae’s unique wheelchair dancing troupe, the Rhinestone Rollers, a group […]

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    Pakistan

    ‘People will watch us do this (performing) and believe that we ‘Deaf young people’ can do anything’
    – Student, J.S. Academy, Karachi, Pakistan

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  • Participants holding up signs that read 'We are all equal'

    Hackney Youth Theatre

    Hackney Partnership Youth Theatre perform during February half-term each year. It is run in partnership with local learning disabled young people, Huddleston Centre and Immediate Theatre.

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  • Image of 4 Rollettes in orange jumpsuits

    The Rollettes

    ‘I want to fly again. That was the best day ever!’
    –Young Artistic Adviser, Aerial Circus workshop

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  • Image of Day of Games with cheering children on balcony.

    Artistic Residencies

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

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    Workshops

    “Thank you for an engaging and insightful workshop. It felt collaborative and freeing.”
    – Workshop participant

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  • Creative Access

    We’re proud to collaborate and work in partnership with a wide variety of partners across the cultural sector, informing our practice and providing many opportunities.

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  • Dare You training

    Dare You is a creative learning experience that develops skills for inclusive leadership – building leaders that leverage diversity to get the best out of all their people.

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  • Reasons to be Cheerful cast jumps on stage

    Production Related Workshops

    We deliver education and outreach programmes to groups alongside many of our latest touring productions.

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