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Date / Time: Thursday 9th April 3.30pm-4.30pm

Duration: 60mins

Venue: Online (via Zoom)

Practitioner: Daniella Finch and Phillippe Cato | Paines Plough

NSDF 20: An Introduction to Inclusivity and Accessibility in Theatre

In this discussion we will explore the ways in which you can make your performances readily accessible for all audiences.

At Paines Plough, we want as many people to be able to enjoy our shows as possible. This is a chance for you to get an insight into how we incorporate accessibility and forefront inclusivity in our performances, and how you can start implementing these methods into your own work.

Come along with your thoughts on how and why it is important to consider and implement inclusive measures to performances, in both a practical sense as well as creating an inclusive culture around your shows. 

We’ll share some top tips on key accessible options such as having BSL interpreters, relaxed performances and championing general accessibility in your work. 


Daniella Finch (Visiting Artist) studied English at the University of Nottingham, where she was involved in the Nottingham New Theatre as Company Stage Manager and acted in various productions. Since graduating she has worked with the Shakespeare Schools Foundation, a charity which put on the world's largest youth drama festival. She is currently Administrator at Paines Plough.


Phillippe Cato (Visiting Artist) is a producer, dramaturg and theatre-maker from Hackney. He studied Music at the University of York and interned at Sadler’s Wells before joining Paines Plough in 2014 where he is Literary and Production Assistant. Phillippe is Co-Producer of PikNik Productions, a company that collaborates with writers and artists to develop work that subverts mainstream narratives and champions the underrepresented.


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