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The Royal Welsh College is proud to be a partner of Craidd, a new partnership bringing together a collaboration of mainstream Welsh theatre companies.

Craidd’s aim is to create meaningful and sustainable change, improving the representation of disabled people (including Deaf, neurodivergent and learning-disabled people) across Wales’ mainstream theatre sector.

‘If we want to make the arts industry accessible to everyone, then we have to start with the training of young disabled creatives, so the College is a really important partner,’
Sara BeerCraidd, Director for Change

‘We want to use this project as a catalyst to make long-lasting change, harnessing this creative energy to make a real difference.

For example, the College’s recent BSL integrated production of ‘A Christmas Carol’, an inclusive work that not only taught the actors new skill sets, but also brought in a new audience to the Royal Welsh College.’

Erin the BSL interpreter with Scrooge in A Christmas Carol

What's next?

This first stage of change for Craidd includes audits of each partner organisation, sector conversations, training across partner organisations, and modelling details for the next five years of a change programme.

Led by the Director for Change, our fellow partners are Theatr Clwyd, Sherman Theatre, Pontio Arts, and The Torch Theatre.

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