At the National Youth Theatre we want to create a culture that is inclusive, creative and collaborative. We celebrate all the ways we are different and aim to create an environment where everyone can thrive and do their best work.
Inclusive Practice is essential to the work that we do, and we want to make sure that NYT is always a welcoming and accessible place for disabled and neurodivergent young people.
As part of this commitment we:
- run a programme of targeted work which has recently included successful partnerships with London SEND schools Highshore, Samuel Rhodes and Richard Cloudesley School.
- have begun working with two further schools, Woodfield and Village School in Brent during Autumn 2022.
- are a Cultural Inclusion Manifesto supporter, deliver inclusion training for NYT staff, freelance artists and external organisations.
- train NYT members to be inclusion ambassadors to support our non-mainstream school delivery and deliver inclusive practice within our Creative Leadership work for NYT members
- are introducing relaxed performances and auditions across the organisation have commissions foregrounding disabled stories and successful creative collaborations with sector leaders Diverse City, Extraordinary Bodies and Touretteshero.