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Ramps on the Moon Announce 18 Arts Organisations as Change Partners

We are delighted to join Ramps On The Moon, as part of a cohort of 18 arts organisations working to develop anti-ableism and embed it further into their practices.  


  • Norwich Theatre News

Norwich Theatre is delighted to join Ramps On The Moon, as part of a cohort of 18 arts organisations working to develop anti-ableism and embed it further into their practices.  

With funding from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and partnering with People Make It Work, over the next 12 months Ramps On The Moon will continue their work of supporting anti-ableist practice within the performing arts sector.  

Norwich Theatre is a member of the first round of organisations announced as part of Ramps On The Moon Change Partner programme. The vision is for mainstream cultural change across the sector where disabled people can develop, learn, work and tell their stories. 

Michèle Taylor, MBE, Director for Change, Ramps on the Moon said: 

“I am excited to work with our cohort organisations. They have all demonstrated that they are committed to the work we’re embarking on together and to sharing their existing expertise as well as their learning. I can’t wait to see where they each are in 12 months – and the impact this has on our sector.” 

Ramps on the Moon is delivering a NEW programme co-designed and co-created with the sector. With 12 months of intensive learning, workshops, mentoring, action learning, tools, resources and personal development, the Ramps change programme enables organisations to re-model, re-shape, realign, refocus and reimagine their futures with a focus on embedded anti-ableism. This programme is for organisations who are hungry to lead the sector to become more equitable, innovative, relevant, ambitious, creative and socially just. 

Wendy Ellis, Creative Programs & Audiences Director at Norwich Theatre said: “We are delighted to have Ramps on the Moon alongside us in our ongoing quest for disability equality. Their unwavering dedication to amplifying the voices of deaf and disabled individuals within the theatre industry inspires us deeply.  

“Together we endorse the call for more inclusive theatre experiences and we commit to actively seeking ways to work with producers and others in the arts sector to enhance accessibility in the shows we stage and produce. We want to break down barriers, challenge assumptions, and embed access into our creative vision.” 

The 18 Change Partners are Blackpool Grand Theatre, City of London Sinfonia, English Touring Theatre, Exeter Northcott, HighTide, Hull Truck Theatre, Les Enfants Terribles, Mayflower Theatre and MAST Mayflower Studios, National Youth Theatre, New Perspectives Theatre Company, Northern Opera Group, Norwich Theatre, One Dance UK, Production Exchange, Reading Rep, Royal Opera House, Royal Shakespeare Company and Unicorn Theatre. 

As a Change Partner, these organisations are committed to development, by broadening and deepening their commitment to change, so that disabled people are an integral part of the organisation.  To find out more about the next round of partners and the next steps for Ramps On The Moon, head to the website here.