The Misfits Theatre Company

Tel: 7910962329,
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Website: http://misfitstheatre.com (opens in new tab)

The Misfits Theatre Company is a unique Bristol based theatre and social group, led by People with Learning Disabilities (PWLD). Our mission is to improve the life opportunities and aspirations of PWLD and to challenge their discrimination in society. We aim to enable PWLD to be creative, have fun and reach their full potential through participation, performance, volunteering and employment.

Our regular activities include Drama, Movement, Poetry and Wellbeing Workshops; Creative Training for professionals in the public & private sectors, using theatre to challenge perceptions and practices; Rhythm of the Night – a monthly inclusive nightclubs for PWLD, where they can co-produce events and socialise.

The Misfits Theatre Company UK is a unique Bristol based theatre and social group, led by and for People with Learning Disabilities (PWLD). We evolved from a drama group at a local day centre formed in 2000 to be an established CIC in 2010 and registered as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation in March 2016.

Our mission is to improve the life opportunities and aspirations of PWLD and to challenge their discrimination in society. We aim to enable PWLD to be creative, have fun and reach their full potential through participation, performance, volunteering and employment. We use theatre to draw out the subtleties of discriminatory practices and the impact they have on the lives of people who experience discrimination and inequality, challenging perceptions and practices.

We achieve our aims through regular activities:

-Drama, Movement, Poetry and Wellbeing Workshops: delivered weekly from Hamilton House; playing and devising original work based on people’s own experiences and interests.

-Creative Training: tailor-made for professionals in the public, private and voluntary sectors, using theatre to challenge perceptions and improving their practices.

-Rhythm of the Night: a monthly inclusive nightclub for PWLD, where they can co-produce events and socialise with their families and friends in a safe space.

– Showcases:  We take our meaningful performances to new audiences, not only to entertain but also to educate. We want to change the perception of art produced by PWLD as being simply for therapeutic purposes.