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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Tim as Old Man in Extant's 2016 tour of The Chairs. He sits in the porthole with the spotlight shining on him.

Tribute to Tim Gebbels

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Four performers (including Extant actor Steve) dressed, from left to right as a tiger, two safari explorers and a zebra!

Panto fun with Simply Smiley!

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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 - Deadline Extended!

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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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Extant are world leaders - at the forefront of excellence and debate about how audio-description might be integrated into performance. Nobody does it better.

Sarah Pickthall, artist