A professional theatre company making provocative, contemporary theatre that tours the world.
Hijinx productions always include actors with learning disabilities and the ability of these effortlessly talented performers is at the heart of every performance.
This inclusive style of theatre highlights the skills and raw talent of people who are often overlooked in today’s society and provides them with a platform to create and perform stunning theatre alongside actors without disabilities.
Hijinx Academies provide the only professional performance training course in Wales for actors with learning disabilities.
More than 70 actors with a range of impairments including: Downs Syndrome, Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome have been trained through academies in Cardiff, Carmarthen, Aberystwyth and Prestatyn.
This accessible casting website represents Hijinx actors to theatre, TV and film industries and enables them to have further employment opportunities and greater financial independence.
Specialist communications training is offered to all 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. This pioneering approach has earned awards for both clients and Hijinx.
The Hijinx Unity Festival showcases a remarkable range of international inclusive and disabled performances and is one of the largest inclusive arts festivals in Europe and the only one of its kind in Wales.
This much loved, non-professional community theatre group sees disabled and non-disabled actors performing together as equal partners. Every year Odyssey produce a Christmas show at Wales Millennium Centre, supported by a professional production team.