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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 Solid Life of Sugar Water - National tour 2016
The profile of a mans face, with water dripping off him
Reframing the Myth exhibition
An illustration of Graeae artist Nickie Wildin by illustrator Rachel Gadsden
Act of Memory
Act of Memory
Three years on from the Paralympics
Nickie Wildin sitting in a wheelchair, suspended on cables above the Olympic Stadium
Promotion of Diversity 2012
Promotion of Diversity Award Winner 2012
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Free event - Fri 19 Feb 1pm

A free performance and installation at Rich Mix which champions the voices of young theatre makers – exploring what’s not fair in our world, through young people’s eyes. A local partnership between Graeae Theatre Company, Immediate Theatre and Huddleston Centre.


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Reframing the Myth

An exhibition by the Central Illustration Agency and Graeae Theatre Company celebrating 35 years of placing Deaf and disabled artists centre stage.


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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