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. Call out for learning disabled artists / companies to perform at MTG Studios 10th birthday event.

    It’s a very special year for Mind the Gap. It is the company’s 30th year and a decade since we moved into our stunning home, MTG Studios, based in the iconic Lister Mills, Bradford.

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  2. Mia

    Fast moving, raw and eye-opening, Mia explores the truths and myths about learning disability and parenthood in today’s society. Think pop culture with popcorn, science with silliness, stories with statistics. Mia challenges the often taken for granted idea of ‘being a parent’.

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  3. The Netherlands

    Two Tonne Theatre present The Netherlands at MTG Studios: Imagine wanting all your life to visit Italy, the country of your dreams, only to be told on touchdown that you’re in The Netherlands… 26 & 27 October, 7:30pm

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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)