Participation: July update and new opportunities

13 people standing in a circle, listening to Elizabeth Wainwright (second person to the right) at The Lowry.

News on our Regional Hub workshops and courses, plus updates on Extant's developing relationships with other organisations in the Midlands and Manchester.

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Success at the SMA’s!

Group photo of the Chairs winners Louise, Anna and Beatrice holding certificates with 4 other members of the Extant team and Bella the dog.

Congratulations to The Chairs technical team who were highly commended at the Stage Management Awards!

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Regional Hub Building Programme: Manchester and Birmingham update

Two pairs of venue staff lead one another in a sighted guiding exercise in the foyer at mac Birmingham.

 Extant recently visited and delivered a full days training to staff at mac Birmingham and The Lowry Salford in February 2016. 

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Extant Physical Theatre Programme: Manchester

A group of workshop participants stand and crouch in different positions while linking arms with one another.

Extant's first participation programme for young people in Manchester, hosted by The Lowry Salford, has officially begun.

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Train the Trainer

Whole group shot of the Train the Trainer participants with course leaders Tim and Steph, and Artistic Director Maria Oshodi.

Earlier this month a group of visually impaired participants took part in Extant's professional development course: Train the Trainer. 

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Expect the Unexpected: Youth Theatre Project

Two youth theatre participants turn to face another (out of shot) with a surprised expression on their faces.

Extant Youth Theatre's 'Unexpected' Project commenced in January with a dynamic group who meet every Saturday at the Courtyard Theatre in Hoxton

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Spirit of Resistance: update

Close up of a young man wearing a cap, the shadow of a Nazi officer reaches menacingly in the background

Extant has commenced its intergenerational creative project for visually impaired people exploring the life and legacy of World War II blind French Resistance leader, Jacques Lusseyran.

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East London Writers Project

Absurd dramatist Eugene Ionesco rests his head on a pile of manuscript and journals, with more books stacked up high to his left.

Take part in an exciting new workshop series on Absurd Writers, running at Stratford Circus in March and April to coincide with Extant's upcoming tour of The Chairs by Eugene Ionesco.

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The Chairs Spring 2016 Tour on sale

The Chairs flyer. The Old man and Old Woman sit at opposite ends of a row of chairs, each looking to their side away from the other.

Book your tickets now for Extant’s unique interpretation of this classic text, a fully accessible performance touring April 2016.

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Finding Flatland goes viral

rows of goggles with mirrored lenses on a table

Extant has produced a touring demonstration of some of the incredible sensory effects pioneered in our 2015 FLATLAND haptic adventure, and news about about the project's Animotus has gone viral online.

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Could you be an Extant trainer?

A room from above, with a circle of participants taking part in a warm up game

Train the Trainers is a course for emerging or experienced visually impaired professionals who would like to join Extant's cohort of skilled awareness trainers.

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Join Extant’s youth theatre

Black and white shot of a young girl running along a deserted station platform

Join us! Extant is seeking young visually impaired people aged 18-30 for our new youth theatre project, Unexpected, starting in January 2016.

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Extant Physical Theatre Programme: Birmingham

A young woman with red coloured weave in her long hair gestures with both arms out to the side

Sign up for new weekly sessions for young people exploring physical theatre, at Queen Alexandra College, Birmingham.

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Birmingham and Manchester participation programme

A man crawls athletically across the floor, back to camera, moving towards a man who stands, holding a drum. Other participants look on

Extant are currently engaging with individuals in Birmingham and Manchester areas to connect to our participation programme from January 2016.

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Extant’s Immersive Cinema Experience

A woman in doctor's outfit and face mask sits busy behind a desk on which a sign reads Dr Watt

Zombie EyeZ in Zagreb receives two unique-style premieres, first at BIT Festival in Croatia and then in London. 

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