Programmes for

Blind & Visually-Impaired young people

Envision is a bespoke, multi-sensory theatregoing experience for blind and visually-impaired young people aged 6-18.


This stimulating full-day experience includes:
 

  • Front of stalls seats at an audio-described performance of a top London show

  • A 90-minute workshop led by specialist Creative Practitioners

  • A fully-supported on-stage touch tour, exploring the set, props and costumes


Key outcomes

Envision can help to: 

  • Boost students' confidence and communication skills 

  • Provide students with new life experiences, including travelling to London and being a theatre audience member 

  • Strengthen relationships between teachers, carers and students: Envision provides a unique bonding experience away from the classroom

Who it’s for

Envision is a public access programme open to all visually-impaired children and young people aged 6-18 and their teachers/carers or parents. All Envision experiences take place in London, however families and school groups come from all over the UK.

Availability

We work with two productions per year to offer two dates per show, including one weekend/holiday date and three term-time dates.  

  • Term-time dates are offered to visually-impaired young people aged 11-18 and their teachers/carers or parents

  • Saturday/school holiday dates are offered to children aged 6+ and their family members
     

Cost

18 or under = £10
Adults = £12.50


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Previous Envision days

We’ve run Envision experiences at Disney's The Lion King, Mamma Mia!, Aladdin, Wicked, War Horse and Matilda The Musical - to name but a few!

Watch this video to get a taste of the Envision experience….

 
 
It is a day I will remember for the rest of my life. I absolutely loved touching the props on stage. I have never been on a stage of a theatre before.
— Previous Envision participant
 
Envision Touch Tour 2

Touch tours give young audiences the chance to handle props, costumes and explore the set before the show, to deepen their experience and understanding.

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Envision gives participants the chance to meet and interact with other
visually-impaired young people from across the UK.

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Envision helps to boost young people’s confidence and wellbeing through their participation in the workshop, their multi-sensory experience of the show and interaction with its creators, and the fun of sharing a day at the theatre with their peers.

 

Need support to fund your theatre trip?

 

The Johh Lyon’s Charity School Explorer Fund awards grants to help schools access and participate in Arts activities. The fund is open to all state primary schools and special schools (primary or secondary) in Barnet, Brent, Camden, Ealing, Harrow, Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster.  For more information please visit the John Lyon's website.

Daytrippers Foundation is a children’s charity which creates opportunities to students with disabilities and their families by providing funding for day trips. If your school group might be interested in applying for a grant to attend a Mousetrap event through this organisation, please visit the Daytrippers website.