Forum Theatre

Forum Theatre is a type of interactive performance developed in Brazil by Augusto Boal where the audience is invited to stop, rewind and redirect the action in order to discover different outcomes. We use Forum Theatre in conferences and training sessions linked with the learning disabled community to bring to life real problems that the community faces and uncover new solutions. Through Forum Theatre, we empower individuals with ideas of how to solve issues in their own lives.

“Hijinx performances were excellent – very thought provoking and led interesting and valuable discussion.”
Learning Disability Wales Conference audience member

In the past we have created and facilitated Forum Theatre for Learning Disability Wales, Cardiff People First, All Wales People First, Gwalia Housing Trust, Powys Social Services and Face2Face.

"Learning Disability Wales have worked with Hijinx for many years, as they have contributed at a number of conferences and consultation events we have held. Their Forum Theatre work has been an invaluable tool to convey important messages, to engage with audiences and stimulate discussion, and is especially effective for people with a learning disability. Feedback from delegates at the events where Hijinx have been involved has been overwhelming positive and always rated as the highlight of the day."
Rebecca Watkins, Learning Disability Wales

Our Forum Theatre performances always include fully trained casts with and without learning disability.

We Can Help You

If you are running an event or conference at which you would like to highlight or create a discussion around a particular issue related to the learning disabled community then a Forum Theatre piece from Hijinx Theatre could be perfect.

“Hijinx Theatre was great and engaged with the audience at the pace and level needed.”
Audience member

Please contact Ben Pettitt-Wade to discuss possibilities and prices, which could include one of our pre-developed scenes or the creation of an entirely new piece tailored to your event.

We need at least a couple of months to develop and rehearse these pieces, so please bear this in mind when planning your event.

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