Relaxed Performances are a type of specialist Assisted Performance which provide an opportunity for those who find traditional live performance environments inaccessible. We often describe them as 'Like the quiet coach on the train...but the opposite!'.
Include Arts have been at the forefront of the development of Relaxed Performances in the UK and internationally. We developed the current model used by many arts venues and continue to promote them across the sector. We are the leading specialists in Relaxed Performances.
'Visual Stories' were created by our Director, Kirsty Hoyle, in 2010 as a way of providing accessible information to Relaxed Performance audiences. The success of these documents throughout the UK theatre industry is something we are really proud of.
We provide both Training and Consultancy packages to venues or companies who want to learn how to produce a Relaxed Performance and in the last year alone have trained staff from: Almeida Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, National Theatre, Theatre 59E59 (New York), Park Theatre, Sadlers Wells, New Wimbledon Theatre, Barbican.
If you are programming (or want to programme) Relaxed Performances and need Training & Advice get in touch!