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Producing, Pioneering, Promoting inclusive theatre

We are a professional theatre company making provocative, contemporary theatre which we tour globally.

What makes us different is that our casts always include actors who have learning disabilities. The ability of these effortlessly talented performers is at the heart of every show we produce, creating work that is utterly absorbing, surprising and provocative.

We call it inclusive theatre because it makes much of the skills and raw talent of people who often get overlooked in today’s world, and gives them a platform to make and perform stunning theatre alongside actors who don’t have disabilities.

Hijinx Academies

Training actors with learning disabilities to perform professionally is also at the heart of our mission. For this reason, we have established Hijinx Academies, the only professional performance training course in Wales for actors with learning disabilities. Through academies in Cardiff, Carmarthen, Aberystwyth and Prestatyn, we train over 70 actors who have a range of impairments, including Downs Syndrome, Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome.

Hijinx Actors

Hijinx Actors, our accessible casting site, represents our actors to the wider theatre, TV and film industries. This allows them to gain more employment opportunities and greater financial independence. Meet our actors here:

Hijinx Business Training

We offer specialist communications training for public-facing staff who regularly encounter learning disabled and other vulnerable customers with communication challenges. Uniquely it is delivered by learning disabled trainers, supported by a Hijinx facilitator, and is always interactive, energetic and creative. Our pioneering approach has earned awards both for our clients and for ourselves.

Hijinx Unity

Since 2008 we have been curating the Hijinx Unity Festival, showcasing a remarkable range of international inclusive and disabled performances. It has become one of Europe’s largest inclusive arts festivals in the world and is the only one of its kind in Wales.

Hijinx Odyssey

Odyssey is our much loved, non-professional community theatre group where disabled and non-disabled perform side by side as equal partners. Every year Odyssey produce a Christmas show at Wales Millennium Centre, supported by a professional production team.