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Widening participation in theatre through ‘relaxed performances’

Kempe, A. J. (2015) Widening participation in theatre through ‘relaxed performances’. New Theatre Quarterly, 31 (1). pp. 56-69. ISSN 0266-464X

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1017/S0266464X15000068


This paper what 'relaxed performances' are and how a growing number of theatres are beginning to offer them to families living with autism and other disabilities opportunities to attend without fear of alienation or rejection by other audience members. Using one small theatre as a case study, the chapter illustrates the sort of adaptations that are made to the performance and front of house arrangements and reports on the positive effects one particular relaxed performance had on some of those who attended.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Arts, Humanities and Social Science > Institute of Education > Improving Equity and Inclusion through Education
ID Code:40839
Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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