Academies

Training is at the centre of our organisation, it feeds all we do and is the key to a successful and vibrant future for our work. We are commited to offering meaningful training opportunities to both aspring learning disabled performers and to those who simply want to improve on life skills. We are also keen to develop a knowledge within practitioners in the sector in inclusive practice and encourage more companies to include learning disabled performers in their work.

We currently have the following on-going courses on offer:

  • The Academy - Focussed performance training for actors with learning disabilities
  • Drama Foundations - Life skills through drama for adults with learning disabilities
  • Residencies - A series of week long intensive courses run by industry leading companies and practitioners

We experts in producing Forum Theatre, a tool for events and conferences to create discussion on difficult issues important to the learning disabled community.

Through Role Play, we work closely with both public and private sector organisations to delivery training. 

Latest News
Cardiff University School of Medicine named Business of the Year at Arts & Business Cymru Awards

Cardiff University School of Medicine has been named Admiral Business of the Year at the Arts & Business Cymru Awards for the innovative way it uses the arts to improve healthcare for people with learning disabilities.

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Hijinx at Cardiff Airport thanks to Arts & Business Cymru’s 100th Investment

An initiative that will see staff at Cardiff Airport being trained by actors with learning disabilities to help improve their communications skills is the 100th project to benefit from a funding injection by Arts & Business (A&B) Cymru’s CultureStep programme.  

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Welsh theatre charity success with pioneering learning disabilities project in Lesotho

Award-winning theatre company, Hijinx, took a group of learning disabled actors and staff to tour the landlocked country of Lesotho from 10-25 of February, with a performance project called Able to Act.  

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