Our shows are based on our own ideas and experiences. DIY’s Core Company meets weekly and has been creating entertaining, accessible and thought-provoking theatre since 1994. 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.
“I Wish Everything Was Back to Normal!” When Lockdown was announced in March 2020 DIY members started exploring different ways of telling our stories. Because live theatre was no longer available to us we had to find other ways to connect creatively with each-other as performers and with our audiences. We turned to a combination […]Find out more
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. Following Patient 36 in 2020 During the early part of 2020 DIY developed a positive relationship with the Working Class Movement Library in Salford, which was once itself a hostel for people […]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