Mind the Gap is England’s largest learning disability theatre company that creates work for UK and international audiences.

Our vision is to work in an arts sector where there is equal opportunity for performers with learning disabilities: a world where performers are trained, respected and employed equally, and feature every day on our stages and screens.

We work in partnership with learning-disabled artists to deliver a bold, cutting-edge and world-class artistic programme that impacts locally, nationally and internationally. Work that excites, surprises and challenges audiences.

Our aim is to make great theatre that makes audiences think differently. By “theatre” we don’t just mean shows that you can see in arts and theatre venues, but also performances and events in different spaces and places.

Mind the Gap Academy
Mind the Gap’s Academy is the perfect place for learning-disabled adults to kick start their career in performing arts.

The Performance Academy is our full time training programme for people who want to develop a career in theatre. We also run three part time (one day per week) courses in Acting, Dance and Music, which are the perfect introduction to our Academy and a chance to learn new skills.

All of our courses are accredited and students will work towards an Arts Award (up to 25 years old) or gain accreditation through Certa (aged 26+).