At Norwich Theatre, everybody is welcome in our creative community, and ensuring everyone has the opportunity to enjoy creativity is at the heart of what we do.
World Autism Acceptance Week this year is from 27 Mar to 2 Apr. The week aims to help improve the lives of the 700,000 autistic people in the UK. Understanding autism is the responsibility of all society so that autistic children, adults, and their families can be understood, supported and accepted in their communities.
Theatre provides a safe space for people to have fun, explore their creativity and hear stories that reflect their world. During World Autism Acceptance Week, Norwich Theatre will be joining other organisations and venues in increasing awareness and acceptance of autism and telling stories.
This commitment to inclusivity runs throughout the Theatre’s programmes and productions, and in particular a new focus for its Theatre of Possibility programme. This year, Theatre of Possibility focuses on young people with autism. The programme fosters creativity and builds confidence and friendships among young people through drama workshops.
The three-day workshop, which will be held in May’s half term (29 – 31 May), will use playful drama games and theatre skills to enable young people aged 12 -17 to work together and inspire creativity in an inclusive, friendly and supportive space.
Although everyone’s experiences are different, finding a place to explore the things that affect us is powerful, and this is why Theatre of Possibility will explore what means most to the young people in the room.
Norwich Theatre aims to put a diverse range of shows to reflect its community as well as relaxed performances to provide an opportunity for customers who may find it difficult to come to a regular show.
The next relaxed performance is The Smeds and the Smoos at Norwich Theatre Playhouse on Sun 7 May.