A group of drag performers look out beyond the camera. Their expressions and poses are varied: some are smiling, some pouting, some laughing, some with arms and legs out, some posing with their hands to their face. They wear bright colours and unique outfits.

We’re hiring! Extant is seeking an Administrator and Projects Co-ordinator!

Find out more here

Extant’s 1st Visually Impaired TAD — Trainee Artistic Director

We are delighted to announce that Ben Wilson will be Extant’s first Artistic Director trainee from July 2023 to October 2024.

Learn more about Ben and the TAD role at Extant here
This image is a headshot of Extant's new Trainee Artistic Director Ben Wilson. He is a white man with short blonde hair, blue eyes, and a beard. He wears a black t-shirt.

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

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

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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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