Different Planet Arts creates sensory theatre and participatory arts projects that reach children and young people with disabilities, and their families. We create opportunities for participation in arts experiences and for creative expression through the provision of interactive multi-disciplinary arts projects and events.
Different Planet Arts believes in a world where arts experiences and events are accessible to everyone. We believe that access and participation in cultural and arts experiences are fundamental to the human experience and vital to the health and empowerment of individuals and communities. We enable those who are often excluded and experience social isolation to participate in creative activities alongside family, peers and within the wider community.
We work in theatres, arts centres, schools, hospitals and community settings to create events, experiences, and environments in which we facilitate participants to co-create and play – connecting their inner and outer worlds. We are an artist-led charity that promotes inclusion and empowerment through imagination and participation. We work with hard to reach individuals and communities, devising different events and happenings tailored to the needs of specific groups of participants. We also deliver training in sensory theatre and inclusive play for parents, carers, and professionals.