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Taking Flight Theatre Company

Our vision is of an arts world where the stories told & the voices heard are genuinely reflective of the world we live in; where the theatre we make understands audiences of all backgrounds & invites and welcomes them. We make professional theatre with D/deaf & disabled artists, train & nurture the next generation of disabled creatives & share learning


Registered charity no. 1131762

Member since July 2020

About us

We're a disability- led theatre company driven by a board of 11 trustees, most of whom identify as D/deaf or disabled. We have 3 full time core staff; Elise Davison (Artistic Director and Joint CEO), Beth House (Development Director and Joint CEO) and Louise Ralph (General Manager). Our Deaf youth theatre leader, Steph Back is also one of our associate performers. Funding comes from The Arts Council of Wales, a variety of trusts and foundations and a small set of loyal individual donors and small business support. Usually, we make 1-2 professional productions a year which often tour Wales and England. We run a weekly youth theatre fr up to 60 Deaf young people aged 4-18 and regular training and development events, plus an annual symposium to share and bring in practice, in partnership with a different theatre in Wales each time. Volunteers are integral to our work and we have a pool of 12 D/deaf, disabled and non disabled volunteers who regularly support our work.