Who We Are
Artistic Director & Joint CEO
Elise is responsible for the overall artistic vision of the company. She is studying level 6 British Sign Language and has lots of experience embedding creative access.
Development Director & Joint CEO
Youth Theatre Leader
Anna works with Steph on delivering the Youth Theatre. She is an artist who is passionate about breaking down disabling barriers. Anna is studying Level 6 BSL.
Youth Theatre Leader
Steph is a profoundly Deaf actress, theatre maker and workshop leader. She is the lead facilitator our youth theatre for Deaf and Hard of hearing young people something that she is extremely passionate about! She also leads our Deaf Awareness training.
Board of Trustees
Dr Emily Garside (Chair) – Academic and Writer
Sara Beer – Regional Manager South Wales, Disability Arts Cymru
Tony Mckay – Access Consultant
Dr. Sara-Rhys-Jones – Clinical Psychologist
Matthew Bassett – Independent Living Advisor
Nigel Rees – Accountant
Ben Owen Jones
Dr Marta Minier
A few awards we've received for our work:
- 2017 Action on Hearing Loss Excellence Wales Award Runner up
- 2016 Bridgend Coalition of Disabled People’s 10 Year Anniversary Award for Changing Lives
- 2016 Wales Theatre Award Best Ensemble The Winter’s Tale
- 2014 Third Sector Cymru Runner Up Most Admired Organisation
- 2013 National Diversity Award, Community (Real Human Being)
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).
Sensory boxes ready to send off to our Deaf Youth Theatre participants!! If you want to be responsible for making sure a Deaf young person gets their #HalloweenParty support pack, text DEAFYOUTH to 70085 to donate £12 which covers resources & postage for 1 person 💜💙 https://t.co/XutBwuCGOtRead More
The sensory spooky story packs are ready to go into our #HalloweenParty boxes for our #DeafYouth theatre! We've printed some spooky recipes & prepared our online fun & games. We are so excited for Fright-day evening! Bring your own 🍎🍏(clue to one of the games) https://t.co/dgBmolGv6ERead More