Mind the Gap is 30!

Bold, cutting-edge, world-class theatre

Working alongside artists with learning-disabilities to create exciting, surprising and challenging experiences for regional, national and international audiences. Read about us ›

  1. Survival Kit

    If basic needs are not satisfied the human body cannot function properly. Mind the Gap Academy presents a contemporary piece of theatre about endurance and existence.

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  2. Summer Activities 2018

    Mind the Gap is running a range of exciting summer activities for young people with learning disabilities, aged 11 to 25 across West Yorkshire. Take a look at what’s coming up...

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  3. Mirror Mirror

    REAL HUMAN SPECIMENS required to help with the first social and scientific experiment of its kind. We have been studying two alien creatures who appear to mirror the world around them, and have FINALLY been given clearance for YOU to make first contact.

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“It forces us to rethink the dominant narratives around disability, defiantly and joyously trashing any idea of lives diminished and less fully lived and experienced.”

— The Guardian (CONTAINED)

“Thought provoking, devoid of self-pity and stylishly presented, Mia is a stimulating examination of an issue that demands wider consideration.”

— Manchester Theatre Awards (Mia)

“Mind the Gap always produce excellent and absorbing theatre, Mia is one more to add to their list of shows that should be compulsory viewing.”

— The Reviews Hub (Mia)

“Most of us live at a shallow level of communication. Contained shows us that it doesn’t have to be this way; that a section of society that is all too frequently stereotyped and regarded in a derogatory fashion, can through openness and honesty, be more intelligent than the crowd.”

— Disability Arts Online (CONTAINED)

“This show knows it’s the small things that happen that tell the biggest truths. It also knows that at the end, the best theatre has you leaving slightly more human for the experience of it.”

— East Anglian Daily Times (CONTAINED)