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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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The Threepenny Opera
A group or actors and musicians have just finished a musical number. Three actors are in the centre of the image with arms out stretched to the audience one of the men ins on the floor in a half split position. Around them the musicans pose with trumpets and saxophones. The men are dressed in smart clothes, two dressed as policemen. The women wear hot pans and high heels.
The Limbless Knight
For artists of 5 meter high sway poles perform either side of a large scaffold like structure.
Promotion of Diversity 2012
Promotion of Diversity Award Winner 2012
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Latest news

Graeae and Paragon raised £26,000 at a fundraising event in February.

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Featured production

This bittersweet aerial production is an international collaboration featuring hoops, trapeze and silks features Deaf and disabled performers from the UK and Brazil.

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The building

The award-winning Bradbury Studios are home to Graeae. Find out what’s special and how the building has transformed the way we operate.

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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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Find out more about training opportunities at Graeae.

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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

There are no limitations here, just glorious liberation, as the performers fly across the sky and the world explodes all around them.

The Guardian on Prometheus Awakes

From the second that the Graeae Theatre Company bestrode the opening ceremony with an incendiary rendition of Ian Dury’s Spasticus Autisticus, we learned that the Games would not shrink from disability but thrust it proudly and unabashedly in our faces.

The Daily Telegraph