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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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Major investment in Graeae's new writing programme
Write to Play
The House of Bernarda Alba
A woman with a veil over her face looks into a hand-held mirror she's holding, showing a group of 5 women in funeral clothes behind her.
The Solid Life of Sugar Water - National tour 2016
The profile of a mans face, with water dripping off him
Three years on from the Paralympics
Nickie Wildin sitting in a wheelchair, suspended on cables above the Olympic Stadium
Act of Memory
Act of Memory
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Reframing the Myth - weekly podcasts

Over the next few months, we will be releasing a weekly podcast, each of which will offer insight into how artists and illustrators worked together on the recent exhibition, as well as providing audio description for each work of art.


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Theatre for social change workshop

Award winning writer Matilda Ibini and Graeae’s Creative Learning Director Jodi Alissa Bickerton will run a practical workshop on Friday 12 August exploring how the arts can be used as a tool for social change.


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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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Training at Graeae

Dare You is a creative learning experience that develops skills for inclusive leadership. Delivered by Jenny Sealey, Dare You brings Graeae’s expertise in championing inclusivity to deliver a training programme like no other.


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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 version of Blood Wedding – and version it most definitely is – I was struck by the realisation that Graeae are pretty much the blueprint for what I wish Mainstream British Theatre was like.

Andrew Haydon, Postcards from the Gods

Forceful, thrilling, stunning…consistently sensitive and thoughtful performances.

The Daily Telegraph on The Solid Life of Sugar Water

Jack Thorne’s multi-layered two-hander for Graeae – about a couple grieving for their stillborn child – has no happy ever after, but is rewarding to watch…Amit Sharma’s spot-on production.

The Guardian on The Solid Life of Sugar Water

Startlingly good…unflinching but generous.

The Times on The Solid Life of Sugar Water


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