Unity Festival

Welcome to Hijinx Unity Festival

A surprisingly different arts festival

The ninth Hijinx Unity Festival took place from 23rd June to 2nd July 2016 and showcased a remarkable range of international inclusive and disability performance in Cardiff.

UK performers were joined by companies and artists from Spain, Sweden, Ethiopia, France and Germany who performed on The Hayes, in the heart of Cardiff’s retail centre, at the iconic Wales Millennium Centre and at the city’s award winning pub theatre The Other Room at Porter’s.

Record audiences experienced performances that included walkabout Shakespeare, tyre-based circus, roaming theatre, fiery flamenco, classic Swedish theatre, puppetry, contemporary and community dance and a tequila infused theatrical homage to artist Frida Kahlo.

Find out what happened at the Festival here

Click here to download the 2016 Festival Programme 

Compañía Danza Mobile, El Espejo and Bailo... Luego Existo

 El Espejo by Compañía Danza Mobile. Image by Jonathan Dunn

Work will soon begin on the 2017 Festival. To keep up to date with news and updates on the Hijinx Unity Festival 2017,  like our Unity Festival page on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

Find out what happened at last year's Festival.

Part funded by Welsh Government

Latest News
New digital innovation project

Hijinx is working with Proper Design and Jonathan Dunn on an innovative project that will bring technology into the heart of the company, helping us to progress towards our vision of a world where it is commonplace to see and hear actors with learning disabilities on stage, screen and radio.

read more
Meet Fred at Summerhall by Total Theatre

Review of Meet Fred at Summerhall by Marigold Hughes for Total Theatre as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

read more
Come along and try our new Pathway drama course in Aberystwyth

On Monday 5 September, learning disabled adults will be able to go along to a free taster session for our brand new drama training course based at Aberystwyth Arts Centre.

read more