Mind the Gap is one of Europe’s leading learning disability theatre companies that creates work for UK and international audiences.

Working in partnership with learning-disabled artists, the company delivers a bold, cutting-edge and world-class artistic programme that impacts locally, nationally and internationally. Work that excites, surprises and challenges audiences.


Mind the Gap Academy offers a range of accredited programmes run by qualified tutors who know how to bring out the best in each and every student.

Being part of the Academy helps people grow in confidence, make friends, get better at communicating and work as part of a team.

All students will have the opportunity to see work by other professional companies and enjoy workshops led by industry professionals.

Some Academy students have appeared in UK tours, including performances at prestigious venues such as the Southbank Centre and National Theatre in London.

Some students have even performed internationally in countries like France, Germany, Ireland and Singapore, and appeared in TV programmes including Casualty, Doctors and Coronation Street.

General Information

Where: Mind the Gap Academy is based in the state of the art, fully accessible MTG Studios in Lister Mills, Manningham, Bradford
Start date: All courses start week commencing 21 September 2020
Hours: Days vary depending on the course. A typical day runs from 10am – 3pm (4 guided learning hours per day)
Year length: 35 weeks split into terms
Cost: Courses cost around £40 per day but this cost can usually be covered by your personal budgets or your local authority. Please speak to your social worker or call us on 01274 487390 for more information.
Applicants must:

  • be over the age of 18 on 1 September 2020
  • have a learning disability
  • have a passion for the arts

Download the Academy Prospectus here…
Download the Academy Application Form here…