As England’s largest learning-disabled theatre company, Mind the Gap’s Academy is the perfect place for learning-disabled adults to kick start their career in performing arts.

In the last 8 years, students have passed 47 Arts Awards and 177 OCN qualifications. Some of our students have appeared in tours around the UK and internationally, performed at the Southbank Centre and National Theatre in London and appeared in TV programmes including The Bill, Casualty, Doctors and Coronation Street.

Being part of the Academy also helps people grow in confidence, make friends and get better at communicating and team working.

Our Academy is based in our state of the art, fully accessible MTG Studios in Lister Mills.

Take a look at what our Academy has to offer…

Performance courses & workshops

  1. Academy Open Day

    Wednesday 13 December, 6pm - 8pm. Mind the Gap Academy is thrilled to be opening its doors for you to see what goes on in our beautiful fully accessible building. Meet staff, Artists and students and experience our Performance Academy and courses in subjects like music, dance and acting.

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  2. Performance Academy

    The Performance Academy is our full time training programme for people who want to develop a career in theatre. You will learn a range of skills including Acting, Dance and Music.

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  3. Academy Part Time

    Our part time courses are the perfect introduction to our Academy and a chance to learn new skills. Each course is on a different day of the week meaning you can choose to do one, two or all three.

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