About Us

Extant is the opposite of extinct. Formed in 1997 Extant was the inspired name chosen by a group of professional visually impaired artists, for the emergence of a new dynamic space, intended to redress our invisibility as artists and explore new creative territories.

Since then Extant has:

  • Pioneered theatre practice with the express inclusion of visually impaired  performers and audiences
  • Produced ground-breaking national tours
  • Toured our theatre productions internationally
  • Produced tours of the UK by international visually impaired artists
  • Led arts consultancies, seminars and research in access and technology;
  • Designed outdoor site-specific multi-sensory productions
  • Delivered training in education, business and the arts.

Extant’s work pushes boundaries, is consultative and involves high production values.