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, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1161873)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£12,000

Donations

0

Championed by Four Acre Trust

    Categories

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

    Helping

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

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

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

  • "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

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

    — S. West - parent

  • "As a parent it was great to take my children to something where they all enjoyed it and there were no logistical problems with access etc, and no-one batted an eyelid at medical equipment beeping."

    — Parent