Unicorn Theatre London Ltd

UNICORN INCLUSIVE: THEATRE FOR EVERYONE

The Unicorn is the national home of transformative theatre for young people. Our key aim is to ensure that no child is barred from theatre through poverty, disability or social exclusion. This project will focus on working with hard to reach children, young people and their families.

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It ran from 10:00 AM, 5 December 2011 to 4:00 PM, 22 December 2011

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (225751)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£20,000

Amount raised

£40,220

Donations

13

    Category

  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing

    Helping

Location

  • A lot of our students experience a lot of stress and anxieties ‚Äì it‚Äôs really good for them to experience something that they enjoy.

    — Teacher

  • Many thanks for making the experience truly inclusive for children that have additional needs. I think your theatre and all the staff are fantastic!

    — Kelly (parent of two children with visual impairment)

  • I have always wanted to work in theatre since I first saw a pantomime. My favourite part of the placement was operating the lighting board.

    — Harry - special needs work placement participant

  • I have always wanted to work in theatre since I first saw a pantomime. My favourite part of the placement was operating the lighting board.

    — Harry - special needs work placement participant

  • Many thanks for making the experience truly inclusive for children that have additional needs. I think your theatre and all the staff are fantastic!

    — Kelly (parent of two children with visual impairment)

  • A lot of our students experience a lot of stress and anxieties – it’s really good for them to experience something that they enjoy.

    — Teacher

Situation

Whilst the Unicorn aims to lead the way in providing inclusive theatre for the disabled, we want to be able to offer more support to children and young people with SEN (Special Educational Needs), EAL (English as a Second Language) and those who find it difficult to access everyday classroom learning. In addition, we hope to engage with parents and carers who may feel prevented from bringing their families to the theatre because of their own disabilities or personal circumstances.

Solution

The Unicorn has a dedicated Inclusion Manager responsible for our access programme, including our pioneering integrated sign-interpreted and autism friendly performances. This year we are introducing several new initiatives to extend our inclusion provision. Engagement with the arts has been shown to be particularly beneficial for pupils with English as an additional language and young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties.