About

Celebrating 25 years of excellence in theatre

Mind the Gap is England’s largest learning disability theatre company that creates work for UK and international audiences.

It was formed in 1988 by current Artistic Director Tim Wheeler and Susan Brown and is based in Bradford, West Yorkshire.

The company exists to make great theatre that makes audiences think differently.

Mind the Gap brings together learning disabled and non-disabled artists so that they can share and exchange ideas, skills and experience. The talents of learning disabled artists are nurtured through formal training and live work experience. Through a partnership approach we create work for different audiences that is exciting, refreshing, sometimes a bit cheeky, and always original.

By “theatre” we don’t just mean shows that you can see in arts and theatre venues, but also performances and events in different spaces and places. Our work includes adaptations of classic texts like Of Mice & Men and Treasure Island, unique work like Jez Colborne’s Irresistible, and unusual events for outside spaces like Immovable.

The Mind the Gap team includes a Board of Trustees, staff members who do different jobs, the core team of Acting Company members and Ambassadors, students and company members involved in training activities, and volunteers.

  1. Staff

    The artistic and admin team work together with the core team of actors and company members to create, produce and deliver Mind the Gap's programme of work. You can learn about their stories and how to contact them here.

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  2. Acting Company

    Mind the Gap brings together learning disabled and non-disabled artists so that they can share and exchange ideas, skills and experience. After being trained through the Making Theatre course some members are invited to join the Acting Company.

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  3. Ambassadors

    The Ambassadors have a wide range of professional skills, experience in the industry and extensive knowledge of the company. They act as role models and mentors to other members of Mind the Gap and act as representatives to promote the company and gain supporters.

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