Venue Awareness Training

wide shot from the stage of the Lowry auditorium (venue for the Chairs); three levels of empty red seats with Artistic director Maria Oshodi
Wide shot of Old Woman and Man sitting side by side on row of 3 chairs.She looks forward as he turns right to talk to an invisible guest

As part of Extant’s Hub Building programme we have partnered with venues across the UK to deliver awareness training that provides theatre staff with the knowledge and skills to improve services for their Visually Impaired audience members, including learning how to sighted guide.

Training was delivered by Extant’s trained visually impaired practitioners at each of our touring venues for our 2019 production of Flight Paths, and our 2016 production of The Chairs which toured to: Harlow Playhouse, The Curve, Mac Birmingham, Theatr Clywd, The Lowy, The Albany, and Stratford Circus. We have also previously run training for staff at Sadlers Wells in London, Brighton Fringe Festival and The Royal Shakespeare Company.

If you are an arts venue interested in our work and would like to take part in Venue Awareness or hosting workshops then please get in touch by writing to info@extant.org.uk

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