DIY Theatre Company has been creating entertaining, accessible and thought-provoking theatre since 1994. Our shows are based on our own ideas and experiences. We use lots of different art forms and try to make our work as accessible as possible. Most of our shows are suitable for small scale touring.
Following Patient 36 is DIY’s performance piece exploring Learning Disability History and the resilience of people with learning disabilities in Salford and Greater Manchester. Back in 2018, DIY members took part in performances of Madhouse Re: Exit with Access all Areas Theatre Company, as part of The Lowry’s Week 53 event. DIY actors played a character […]Find out more
DIY actors played Patient 36 built on the legacy of Mabel Cooper, a learning disabled activist and resident of a long-stay hospital who refused to be silent. This was an incredibly moving performance and taught us a lot about what it was like to live as a learning disabled person in earlier times.Find out more