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Graeae Theatre Company

Welcome to Graeae

Graeae is a force for change in world-class theatre, breaking down barriers, challenging preconceptions and boldly placing disabled artists centre stage.

Graeae champions accessibility and provides a platform for new generations of Deaf and disabled talent through the creation of trail-blazing theatre, at home and internationally.

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Blood Wedding
A dark background with large lit up letters LOVE. In the middle of the letters are two young women dressed for a wedding. In the middle of the foreground is a lady dressed in black looking up with her hands raised facing the sky.
The Solid Life of Sugar Water
The profile of a mans face, with water dripping off him
The Iron Man
Hogarth is to the left of the images, signing to the three farmers who stand in a line with two of them on top of metal barels
Promotion of Diversity 2012
Promotion of Diversity Award Winner 2012
Belonging - recently toured to Brazil
On a stage lit in blue light, four men hang and suspend from different aerial equipment. Three women are grouped towards the back of the stage gazing ahead of them.
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New Access to Work rules will make the arts less diverse at every level. The reforms will terminate the careers of many emerging Deaf and disabled artists and set a glass ceiling for established professionals.


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The Solid Life of Sugar Water

The next Graeae production will be the world premiere of Jack Thorne play The Solid Life of Sugar Water, in a co-production with Theatre Royal Plymouth.

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The award-winning Bradbury Studios are home to Graeae. We have a number of fully accessible spaces available to hire for rehearsals, meetings, workshops, conferences and social events.

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The Graeae myth

According to Greek legend, the three Graeae sisters shared an eye and a single tooth. When Perseus stole them, the sisters revealed how to kill the Medusa, but he broke his oath and threw away their life source.

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Graeae has a strong track record creating work for and with children and young people.

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Access is fundamental to Graeae’s work; we provide an inclusive working practice for artists and staff, and an accessible theatrical experience for our audiences.

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What people are saying

Watching this production is like being carried along in a protest march…it screams belligerence and does so with glee.

The Stage on The Threepenny Opera

Pioneering in the way it uses many different kinds of language – physical, spoken and sign – to create layers of meaning.

The Guardian on Belonging

Without a doubt, this play is one beautiful piece of British theatre that should not be missed.

EILE Magazine on Signs of a Diva