Head2Head Sensory Theatre

Head2Head’s Sensory Squad

Imagination knows no barriers. Using multisensory and interactive films and performances, Head2Head is making theatre accessible to all. Designed for families with special educational needs to experience the magic together. Because every child deserves adventure.

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1161873)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£8,000

Amount raised

£3,332

Time left

1 day

Donations

25

Championed by The Childhood Trust

    Category

  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Mental HealthMental Health

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • People With DisabilitiesPeople With Disabilities
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)

Location

United Kingdom

  • “Listening to O laughing out loud while watching @h2htheatre interactive pantomime 'Cinderella', while surrounded with homemade props, is just magical".

    — S. West - parent

  • “I often have to cancel bookings to our regular shows because leaving the house is often such a big event and things can of course go wrong so this made things easier for her.”

    — Anonymous parent

  • “My son loved the activities and the interaction - so important as we have been shielding and haven’t been able to do our usual activities. Thank you- keep doing what you do please!!”

    — Parent of 9 year old with Autism, GDD and S&L difficulties

  • “We've been shielding since March and haven't been outside in weeks. Things are 'going back to normal' (apparently) but we just don't feel it's safe enough for our special family and we just can't risk it. We've been feeling very left behind and alone. We are so grateful for an exciting accessible a

    — Parent of 6 year old with GDD & VI and 8 year old with ASD, SPD, HI

Situation

Lockdown presents unique challenges for families with children who have special needs. Many of them shielding due to medical vulnerabilities, without access to their usual activities. Socially, many children haven’t interacted outside of their house for a year. Emotionally, many families in similar situations, rely on each other for support. Restrictions have meant this isn’t possible, creating significant pressures, feelings of isolation and feeling forgotten. That’s where we come in.

Solution

Let’s take the magic right to them. We’ve created a range of virtual performances and multi-sensory activities. Allowing families to come together, in their own homes. Empowering them to extend support networks, meet others virtually after shows. Listening to feedback, an educational series- ‘Sensory Squad’ is next. Trips to the farm or local fire station for example, exploring everyday settings. Importantly, also offering young disabled actors work experience as Guest Presenters.