A unique and progressive theatre project based in Shoreditch that places disabled artists centre-stage, Graeae is a force for change in the dramatic arts.
The charity was established in 1980, by Nabil Shaban and Richard Tomlinson, with the vision of dispelling prejudice and myth about people with disabilities through theatre, workshops and training.
Under the artistic directorship of Jenny Sealey MBE, who joined the company in 1997, Graeae has continued to a build a reputation for producing world-class and inclusive theatre.
By exploring what it calls the 'aesthetics of access', the group has developed a new theatrical language using tools such as audio description and sign language.
These creative strategies have been used to produce original new works - which have tour the UK and abroad - as well as theatre classics, including musicals and spectacular outdoor productions like the 2012 Paralympic opening ceremony.