Britain's leading professional performing arts company of visually impaired people is led by Artistic Director and CEO Maria Oshodi. Extant has become an innovation in arts management and creative practice, bringing a unique cultural perspective of visual impairment to broaden employment, training and consultancy through the arts.

Our latest project was a spring 2016 re-tour of Ionesco's The Chairs.

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Pic from The Chairs 2014 R&D with Extant team sat in a large semi circle, talking and laughing

Recruiting New Board Members

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Scene from The Chairs 2016 - Old Man (Tim Gebbels) with headphones on turning a dial on a large control panel as if detecting radar signals

Audience Agency: The Results Are In

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Cinema scenario: two individuals standing in front of a table with a person behind the table, sitting on a chair.

October Participation Update

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3 Guide Dogs volunteers (blue and white t-shirts in the foreground) sit at the top of the Scoop audience watching Extant's performance

‘Catching the Ghost’ - Guide Dogs Week 2016

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It was my standout theatre experience of the year

Naomi Alderman, The Guardian