An audience at a performance

Assisted performances: wider benefits and the business case

Programming assisted performances is just one element of delivering quality and equality at your theatre. The Employers Forum on Disability ( has said that:

“As the population ages and the incidence of disability increases, the labour market is fragmenting and technology is expanding the limits of human potential. Understanding how disability affects everyone brings unique benefits to those organisations which seek to build closer, more productive individual relationships with key stakeholders.”[1]

Ensuring that you approach your audiences – past, present and future – with an attitude of inclusivity will have all sorts of benefits for your organisation. Here are just a few, organised by seven areas as suggested by the Employers Forum on Disability:

[1] The Business Case for Disability Confidence, available at:

Now go to: The impact of assisted performances – personal stories