Head2Head Sensory Theatre

Sensory Theatre For All

Our volunteer-led charity provides accessible and sensory theatre for children with disabilities. Fun that they can share with their families - at local special schools which have all the facilities they need or via online platforms. We also provide theatre work experience for disabled students.

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Donations open 12:00 PM, 1 December 2020 to 12:00 PM, 8 December 2020

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1161873)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£25,000

Donations

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Championed by Candis Club

  • Both my ASD 6 year old and 4 year old loved the show. The attention to detail was excellent and the sensory moments were something they could enjoy together.

    — Parent of child with Autism & a sibling

  • A very special and inspired multi sensory interactive production. My son is blind with learning difficulties and no verbal communication. Nevertheless the team were great with him and he thoroughly enjoyed himself.

    — Parent of young adult who is blind with learning difficulties

  • My daughter has a very short attention span on account of her disability, but she was totally engaged in this performance in a way that I've not seen before - she laughed and smiled a lot! It was a really memorable, precious afternoon for us both.

    — Parent of child with cerebral palsy

  • The experience was uplifting and really inclusive for all abilities. No-one was left out during the performance. The actors were very tuned in with the children and made them all feel valued.

    — Parent of child with cerebral palsy, visual impairment & learning difficulties

Situation

Attending a traditional theatre can be a daunting experience fraught with barriers for children with disabilities. Opportunities to perform & get involved backstage are also limited. Physical access, travel & cost all pose challenges. However, one of the main problems is a lack of understanding & inclusion. Children with disabilities are constantly expected to adapt & conform to mainstream services. This can lead to frustration, stress & disengagement.

Solution

We provide multi sensory theatre experiences in fully accessible venues and online throughout the UK. Our events are affordable & fun for the whole family. We use signing, communication aids & sensory experiences to aid understanding and to anticipate & adapt to the needs of each & every child. Our work experience programme gives young people with disabilities an opportunity to shine. We provide a safe stress-free space for children and their families to both engage with and enjoy the theatre.