Creative Access is working to change the face of the creative industries with the single purpose of providing young BAME people, paid training opportunities in creative companies and supporting them into full-time employment.
As a BME led company we aim to engage new and diverse audiences; especially among those who may not have attended an arts event before. We believe that both the stage and the company should reflect the diversity of our audience.
Blue Sky Actors are Stratford Circus Art Centre's resident theatre company for actors with learning disabilities and difficulties.
Speech Bubbles: London Bubble
Supporting children to develop communication, confidence and wellbeing
Stratford Circus Arts Centre is a vibrant place to create and experience art through world-class theatre, dance, music and circus and visual exhibitions and we present work for families, young people and adults. We support national, international and East London artists to create new work that is relevant to local people, connecting artists and audiences to help them find authentic voices.
A women's theatre company changing lives and changing minds – on stage, in prison and in the community.
We are a new, state-funded, mixed, 4 to 18 school set up to prepare all our children for success in the 21st century.
Haringey Shed is an inclusive theatre and performing arts company for children and young people. We provide a range of term time after school activities and holiday programmes as well as outreach work in the community, working in local schools, nurseries and community centres.
Hackney Children's Theatre
Hackney Children's Theatre is east London's newest project presenting theatre for children.
Kiln Theatre (formerly Tricycle)
The Kiln views the world through a variety of lenses, bringing unheard voices into the mainstream. It presents high quality and innovative work, which provokes debate and emotionally engages. Located in Brent, the most diverse borough in London, the Kiln is a local venue with an international vision.
LADA (Live Arts Dev Agency)
Established in 1999, the Live Art Development Agency (LADA) is the world's leading organisation for Live Art, producing specialised projects, opportunities, resources and publications for those who make, watch, research, study, teach, produce, present, write about and archive Live Art, and creating conditions in which diversity, innovation and risk in contemporary culture can thrive.
Since 1981 LIFT has been pioneering new forms of theatre, presenting spectacular performances and moments of magic in every corner of the capital. A year-round programme culminates in the world-renowned biennial festival that transforms the city into a stage.
Bobby Baker & Daily Life Ltd.
Daily Life Ltd creates powerful art that changes the way people think about mental health.
Lewisham Youth Theatre
Lewisham Youth Theatre delivers participatory drama and performance projects with young people aged 3-24 who live or learn in Lewisham, with the aim that everyone who takes part will gain increased wellbeing and life chances. We believe that participation in theatre leads to the development and empowerment of young people. We commit to ensuring that this opportunity is available to all young people in Lewisham and that no-one should be excluded because of economic or social background.
Access All Areas
Award-winning, urban, disruptive performance by artists with learning disabilities and/or autism
Half Moon Young People's Theatre
Celebrating the very best of children's theatre and work for young audiences at our Limehouse venue.
Croydonites Festival of New Theatre
Croydonites is a festival of contemporary theatre and performance from artists based in Croydon and around the UK.
Boundless Theatre Company is a designer-led organisation that believes that theatre needs to be inquisitive and innovative. We represent the diversity of our community by collaborating with multi-ethnic and multilingual artists from all over the world. We are committed to creating productions of new and existing work that pushes the boundaries of cultural conception by reinventing stories, and by the creation of imaginative, visually mesmerising theatre.
Magic Me is an arts charity that brings the generations together to build a stronger, safer community. Our projects often link unlikely partners. Young people aged 8+ and adults aged 60+ team up through shared, creative activity. Intergenerational groups meet on a weekly basis in schools, museums, older peoples clubs, care homes, community and cultural organisations. Projects are led by our team of freelance creative artists: musicians, dancers, photographers, printmakers, writers and drama specialists. They design activities to stimulate conversation and an exchange of ideas. Participants are often diverse in culture and faith as well as age group.
Our multi-sensory process of working creatively should be of value in itself. Using a full range of technical resources including lighting, sound and special effects the children will be encouraged to get involved with all aspects of the workshop. They will touch, move, listen, play and create, gradually converting their workspace into an imaginary environment.
We design and deliver programmes that bring different people together to develop their confidence and skills in understanding and connecting with others.
The Unicorn is the UK's leading professional theatre for young audiences, dedicated to inspiring and invigorating young people of all ages, perspectives and abilities, and empowering them to explore the world - on their own terms - through theatre.
At the Young Vic, we tell stories that change the way people look at the world. Our shows are created by some of the world's great artists - of this generation and the next. With roots deep in our neighbourhoods, we reach out to theatre-makers across the globe. We have the most diverse and engaged audience in London, enjoying work of the highest quality at low prices. In our award-winning super-flexible theatre, you'll never feel you're in the same place twice.
PAL (Participatory Arts London): a collective voice for people that design, produce and facilitate participatory arts in London. Reflecting on our practice; pursuing peer-to-peer learning.
Mousetrap Theatre Projects
Mousetrap Theatre Projects is a theatre education charity dedicated to bringing the magic of theatre into the lives of young people.
Our mission is to increase understandings of gender diversity through creative ways.
Our vision is of a world where people are no longer constrained by narrow perceptions and expectations of gender, and where diverse gender expressions are visible and valued.
We work predominantly with the trans community and those who impact on trans lives; we particularly specialise in supporting young trans people aged 8-25.