A purple background with ‘Extant 25’ written in metallic silver writing. Underneath in white writing is written ‘Celebrating 25 years of bold creative ambition by visually impaired artists

We  celebrate the Company’s 25 years in 2022  with Extant Evolve….

The plans for the start of our next 25 years will be launched on 17 June at our anniversary event at Brixton House cultural hub, our new home!

Help Extant continue to create world class award-winning work by donating £25 for 25 more years.

Find out more about how you can support us

Read our recent report on Open Scripts here, which explores access to scripts for visually impaired people.

Extant is the UK’s leading professional performing arts company of visually impaired artists and theatre practitioners, producing touring productions and delivering training regionally and internationally.

Extant is working in a very rich area, producing powerful performances, and I wish you all the best of strength and fortitude in the future

Peter Brook

Joanna, a slim white woman with long brown hair hands flowers to Artistic Director Maria Oshodi as they stand smiling in front of a large balloon reading 20

Welcome to Extant

Extant is the opposite of extinct. Formed in 1997 by founder Maria Oshodi and a group of professional visually impaired artists, the company aimed to redress invisibility of blind and partially sighted artists and explore new creative territories. Since then it has become a dynamic, political space to articulate and celebrate what visual impairment brings to the performing arts.

A short film celebrating our 20th Anniversary can be viewed here, and the full length version is available on request. Read our full list of awards granted over our history here.

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