Playhouse Platform is our theatre arts company for learning disabled adults and those on the Autism Spectrum. Keep scrolling to read updates from the group themselves!
Sessions are led by Meander Theatre Company who work with the participants to develop individuals’ theatre arts skills including performance, design, arts leadership and Front of House skills.
If you are not able to commit to a full ten week term, please contact the Box Office to discuss options. We are keen to find ways to offer spaces even for shorter periods of time where possible. This cannot be guaranteed but please do call for an informal conversation. For more information about Access at Nottingham Playhouse, click here or email email@example.com.
Playhouse Platform will be delivered online until Wednesday 9 June, when the programme will move to in-person sessions. This is in line with current government guidelines.
Details for online sessions will be sent to you via an e-ticket in advance. When attending in person, we want you to feel confident that you’ll have a great time and by following the guidelines, everyone – participants and our team alike – can enjoy fantastic theatre experiences together again. Click here for the most up to date information on our safety measures.
Hear From Our Participants
We are group of learning disabled adults who come together to create our own style of drama. Here is some of what we have to say about our group:
“When I go to Playhouse Platform I act, sign, and show my talents”
“This year we have been on Zoom, it has been helpful to see each other”
“At Playhouse platform I learn to be confident”
“I come to practice drama and be with my friends”
Playhouse Platform are Alex, Becky, Beth, Ben, Julie, Mark, Michelle, Ollie, Richard, Will and Victoria. Come and join us!
Recently We Have Been Working On
A Marvellous Mystery Tour of Nottingham Landmarks
What is the Marvellous Mystery Tour?
The tour was made by us.
The idea came from us being based at the Playhouse and seeing the Sky Mirror every time we come to the Playhouse Platform sessions.
We created these audio stories from of our memories of visiting local landmarks. Some are real stories, some are imagined dramatic events.
You can listen to our stories or follow along using the Easy Read versions below.
Special thanks to Photosymbols for permission to use their images in our Easy Read packs.
PDF Theatre Visit by Alex
PDF Nottingham Playhouse Filming Day by Becky
PDF Wollaton Hall Race by Ben
PDF Victoria Centre Clock Visit by Beth
PDF Cricket Match by Julie
PDF Railway Museum Visit by Mark
PDF A visit to the Ice Stadium by Michelle
PDF The Windmill by Ollie
PDF The Robin Statue by Richard
PDF Wollaton Park Picnic by Victoria
PDF A visit to the castle by Will
We also created The Landmark Dance
This dance was created from the landmarks we used in our stories. We moved our bodies to reveal the landmarks, for Wollaton Hall we even became deer! Michelle’s voice on the film guided the dancers through the landmarks. If you want to join in at home, you can choose any music you enjoy, and follow Michelle’s voice as she list the landmarks of Nottingham.