Britain's leading professional performing arts company of visually impaired people is led by Artistic Director and CEO Maria Oshodi. Extant has become an innovation in arts management and creative practice, bringing a unique cultural perspective of visual impairment to broaden employment, training and consultancy through the arts.

Our latest project was a spring 2016 re-tour of Ionesco's The Chairs.

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Pic from Flatland project dissemination - group of six people sitting around a table for evaluation and discussion

Research opportunity with Extant

Extant is seeking a researcher to assist us with an inquiry into the current state of integrated access provision in theatre.

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Participants look at and touch puppets, in workshop with artists of Meet Fred company before a show at mac Birmingham

July 2017 - Participation Update

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A room of writers working around a table on their scripts

The Write Stage - Call for Participants

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Shot from behind of Unexpected participants in chairs sitting in front of audience and director Shane walking across the stage

Arts Council NPO funding for Extant

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Naomi Alderman, The Guardian