News & Opportunities

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Awards all round!

Posted on: 10 Jun 2019

Extant is proud that two of its former drama projects funded initially by Awards for All as part of our hub building programme in the North West and West Midlands, are now flying the nest!

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A Bit of a Do

Posted on: 10 Jun 2019

From the 5th-7th July join Drunken Chorus in Croydon for three days of accessible performances and workshops!

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No Dramas!

Posted on: 7 Jun 2019

No Dramas!

Are you visually impaired and would you like to come along to drama sessions that are designed to have some fun, learn new skills and meet new people?

Then No Dramas is just for you!

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Job Opportunity: General Manager/Operations Manager

Posted on: 16 Apr 2019

Extant is looking for a reliable, friendly and practical-minded General Manager/ Operations Manager to work with us in the short to medium term. 

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Our new Chair of the Board: Mary Paterson

Posted on: 13 Dec 2018

Introducing our new Chair of the Board, the lovely Mary Paterson

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Pathways—an end of term report

Posted on: 28 Nov 2018

Our Royal Central School of Speech and Drama intern, Bobby-Leigh Howard, gets us up to speed on the activities of our eight Pathways actors. 

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Flight Paths—first block of rehearsals complete

Posted on: 28 Nov 2018

Our Royal Central School of Speech and Drama intern, Bobby-Leigh Howard, reports from the first block of rehearsals which wrapped this week. 

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A Blind Bit of Difference—LIVE TONIGHT

Posted on: 17 Oct 2018

Actor Steven George talks about the run-up to the multisensory launch of ‘A Blind Bit of Difference’, a book of sensory poetry, Spoken Word and poetical stories by the students of Joseph Clarke School. The launch will be at The Albany SE8 tonight from 5:40 pm.

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Job opportunity: Artist Development Manager

Posted on: 11 Oct 2018

Extant is seeking a knowledgeable, supportive and experienced arts professional to lead a new Artist Development initiative for our company.

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Pathways—a bespoke training programme for visually impaired theatre-makers

Posted on: 8 Oct 2018

Extant is excited to launch Pathways, a programme developed to address the lack of accessible progression routes for visually impaired artists into professional theatre.

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Pathways—meet this year’s cohort

Posted on: 8 Oct 2018

Today we introduce the industry to the eight actors Pathways will support in its first year. 

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Wanted: English/Japanese speaking access worker

Posted on: 28 Aug 2018

We're looking for an access worker who is fluent in both English and Japanese for a week's work. 

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