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.
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 called Patient 36 who guided audiences around the fictional Paradise Fields institution in a show which took a critical and challenging look at Learning Disability History. See […]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