Open Theatre has been developing work with Young People with Learning Disabilities (YPWLD) through non-verbal physical theatre for over 30 years and we’re just getting started!

We use non-verbal physical theatre to explore young people’s creativity. We work with the same young people over months, sometimes years, leading to a positive impact on learning outcomes, capacity to learn, confidence and sense of self, and the roles they can play in the world.

Our vision is to make the West Midlands a centre of best practice and excellence for YPWLD, enabling them to access and make meaningful creative contributions to the cultural life of the region and beyond and become the artists, leaders, facilitators and enablers of the future.

“OTC creates compelling productions that celebrate the diverse imagination of their participants and develops projects that allow that creativity to be challenged and to flourish. Their drive to improve the quality of opportunities available to and the quality of work created with people with learning disabilities is powerful, contagious and has been profoundly effective.” Kate DeRight, Director, Spectra

If you would like to find out more about us  or the programmes we run, get in touch, or better still get involved!