Community sessions for adults with learning disabilities

All sessions start back in the week Monday 15th January 2024

New Year – 4 different sessions to try:

Contact DIY on to find out more and book your place.

A stage lamp points down to make a triangle of light in a dark purple square. In the light it says 'The Backstage Project' in big purple letters. Under the light "Introdcution to Stage Design". There is also a photo were we can see a young man with drum sticks and a woman looking at the screen of a computer pad

The Backstage Project

Pulling back the curtain to explore off-stage roles in theatre!

Welcome to Term 2 of The Backstage Project : Introduction to Stage Design

a first steps programme for people 16+ with learning disabilities.

Tuesdays at 6 to 7.45pm in the fabulous Studio Space at Pendleton Sixth Form College.

Participants will learn about :

    • Scale Model Making
    • Painting Techniques
    • Stage Drawing
    • Developing basic lighting and sound for our own stage design.

If you or someone you know is interested in getting involved with this project please contact us – to find out more and book your place.

logos of The Pendleton School of Theatre and Adult & Community Education at Salford City College.

Our thanks to Pendleton College and Community Learning at Salford City College for their support of our Introduction to Stage Design course.


photo: 4 people are sitting around a colourful stripey textile or rug. 3 are looking at this, and one woman is kneeling beside it. A man sitting at the back has noticed the camera and is looking at us.

Close Knit – a group making textile project

Visual Art Sessions

We will be working on a group making project which will help celebrate of 30 years of DIY Theatre!

Visual artist Claire Hignett will work with the group to create a soft handling sculpture that represents the history and legacy of DIY. The sculpture will take be made up of stuffed textile cubes. Each face will depict a different memory or story from DIY’s 30 years.

Thursday mornings 9.45 – 12.00 noon.

Langworthy Cornerstone, 451 Liverpool Street, Salford M6 5QQ.

Sessions are free to Salford residents and everyone is welcome!
Contact DIY on to find out more and book your place

logo of National Lottery Heritage Fund

Our thanks to The National Lottery Heritage Fund for their support of our Close Knit Project.



photo: we can see a group of people having fun together. They are playing with brightly coloured scarves.

BUDS – fun drama for everyone

DIY Buds logo showing lots of stick people in a circle

The Island – a stranger visits!

BUDS will start 2024 by building on the theme of the island. In the Autumn/Winter of ’23 the BUDS group created a community on an island. The members of the community have lots of different identities and interests.

What happens when a stranger comes along and wants to stay on the island?


Everyone is welcome to come along and give BUDS a try. You can join in some drama games, meet new people, have fun and learn new skills!


Somewhere I belong”

The more we unite the more the flower blooms”

Find DIY BUDS on Thursday afternoons 1–3pm at Langworthy Cornerstone, 451 Liverpool St., Salford M6 5QQ.
Contact DIY on to find out more and book your place.

photo: 2 women are sitting beside a table. One is in a red t-shirt with the DIY logo on. She is talking and doing something with her hands - as if there was something there that we cant see. The other woman looks like she is holding something in her hands and looking at it - but again there isnt anything there.

Next Steps:

Introduction to Drama Course

This course will build on the successful First Steps Drama course DIY ran in the Autumn of 2023. We will be playing lots of fun drama games and developing our imaginations. Participants will work with a range of props and costumes to develop characters and short drama scenes.

Monday afternoons 1–3pm

We will again be working in partnership with Aspire to offer the course at St George’s Community Hub.

Logo of Salford City College - Adult & Community Learning

Thanks to Aspire and Community Learning at Salford City College for their support for this course.


DIY run a range of projects and workshops with adults with learning disabilities which usually change each term. Please sign up to our Newsletter to keep up to date with what’s on offer.
We are always keen to work in partnership with other organisations, so please contact us if you would like to discuss possible collaborations or projects.