Our vision is of a world where the stories told & the voices heard are genuinely reflective of the world we live in; where the theatre we make understands audiences of all backgrounds & invites and welcomes them in; where the field is level & everyone has equal access.
Our mission is to smash down barriers to participating in theatre & to constantly push the boundaries of creative access. It is to drive forward equal representation of D/deaf & disabled people in theatre by levelling the stage. It is to alter the arts landscape in Wales & beyond by challenging others to think more inclusively.
What We Do
At Taking Flight we make bold, unusual theatre productions with D/deaf, disabled and non-disabled performers. Our work tours Wales and beyond and we often find ourselves in out of the way places, performing in woodlands, castle grounds, community centres or shopping arcades as well as traditional theatre venues & schools. Find out more.
Alongside our touring work, we nurture the next generation of disabled talent, both on stage & behind the scenes. We’ve done this through running inclusive professional training courses & mentoring schemes for people who identify as D/deaf or disabled & are looking for the next step into a career in theatre, or to develop existing skills & build confidence.
With over 10 years experience, we’ve become the “go to” organisation in Wales for advice, information or inspiration on integrating access & working with inclusive casts. Find out more about how we could help you in our Work Together section.
We love to share what we’ve learnt about working inclusively, and host regular events aimed at inspiring other arts organisations to think outside the box when it comes to working with under-represented artists, and to explore new ways of making & marketing accessible work.
Taking Flight Theatre
Chapter Arts Centre
Canton, Cardiff, CF5 1QE
029 2023 0020
Youth Theatre meets at:
Wales Millennium Centre
Cardiff, CF10 5AL
Support Taking Flight with your generous donation. You can donate securely through our website (below) or send a cheque, payable to Taking Flight Theatre. (If you are a UK taxpayer, please click the Gift Aid option when donating online).
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