News & Opportunities

Pic from The Chairs 2014 R&D with Extant team sat in a large semi circle

Recruiting New Board Members - Deadline Extended!

Posted on: 28 Nov 2016

Extant is recruiting for our Board of trustees. We have some exciting plans for the future and we urgently need to strengthen our Board to add new skills and new energy to the team of people who are currently ensuring that our charity is well-managed. 

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Scene from The Chairs 2016 - Old Man (Tim Gebbels) with headphones on turning a dial on a large control panel as if detecting radar signals

Audience Agency: The Results Are In

Posted on: 31 Oct 2016

The Audience Agency have delivered their report on audiences and participation for The Chairs tour and the results have provided us much food for thought!

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Cinema scenario: two individuals standing in front of a table with a person behind the table

October Participation Update

Posted on: 28 Oct 2016

The latest news on participation: past and upcoming projects, and a link to Extant's documentary Regional Hub Building (year 1) film.

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3 Guide Dogs volunteers (blue and white t-shirts in the foreground) sit at the top of the Scoop audience watching Extant's performance

‘Catching the Ghost’ - Guide Dogs Week 2016

Posted on: 27 Sep 2016

Extant have been commissioned by Guide Dogs UK to produce a special one-off performance for this year's Guide Dogs Week.

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An event poster for the RPFB 40th anniversary with red and black background and pictures of five different performers

40th Anniversary Fundraiser for RP Fighting Blindness

Posted on: 27 Jul 2016

Get your tickets for a fundraising extravaganza celebrating 40 years of RP Fighting Blindness!

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13 people standing in a circle

Participation: July update and new opportunities

Posted on: 18 Jul 2016

News on our Regional Hub workshops and courses, plus updates on Extant's developing relationships with other organisations in the Midlands and Manchester.

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Group photo of the Chairs winners Louise

Success at the SMA’s!

Posted on: 4 Jul 2016

Congratulations to The Chairs technical team who were highly commended at the Stage Management Awards!

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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

Posted on: 1 Mar 2016

 Extant recently visited and delivered a full days training to staff at mac Birmingham and The Lowry Salford in February 2016. 

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A group of workshop participants stand and crouch in different positions while linking arms with one another.

Extant Physical Theatre Programme: Manchester

Posted on: 1 Mar 2016

Extant's first participation programme for young people in Manchester, hosted by The Lowry Salford, has officially begun.

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Whole group shot of the Train the Trainer participants with course leaders Tim and Steph

Train the Trainer

Posted on: 26 Feb 2016

Earlier this month a group of visually impaired participants took part in Extant's professional development course: 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

Posted on: 26 Feb 2016

Extant Youth Theatre's 'Unexpected' Project commenced in January with a dynamic group who meet every Saturday at the Courtyard Theatre in Hoxton

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Close up of a young man wearing a cap

Spirit of Resistance: update

Posted on: 24 Feb 2016

Extant has commenced its intergenerational creative project for visually impaired people exploring the life and legacy of World War II blind French Resistance leader, Jacques Lusseyran.

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