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 is our spring 2016 tour of Ionesco's The Chairs.

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Two pairs of venue staff lead one another in a sighted guiding exercise in the foyer at mac Birmingham.

Regional Hub Building Programme: Manchester and Birmingham update

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Absurd dramatist Eugene Ionesco rests his head on a pile of manuscript and journals, with more books stacked up high to his left.

East London Writers Project

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Whole group shot of the Train the Trainer participants with course leaders Tim and Steph, and Artistic Director Maria Oshodi.

Train the Trainer

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Two youth theatre participants turn to face another (out of shot) with a surprised expression on their faces.

Expect the Unexpected: Youth Theatre Project

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