Festival Welcome

"We are thrilled to welcome you to NEUROSTAGES, a two-day festival that celebrates and platforms neurodivergent performance practice from Scotland and beyond. NEUROSTAGES is a neurodivergent-led space that centres the voices, creative practices and lived experiences of neurodivergent artists and performers. We warmly welcome you, no matter how you identify."

Welcome to the festival hub for NEUROSTAGES, where you can find everything you need to know for both days of our festival.

When the festival begins, ticketholders will be able to access online events on the Friday and Saturday festival pages. These can be found via the menu at the top of the page.

Read the full festival welcome by Aby Watson and Rachel Clive here.

Friday 15 Schedule

10.00am - 10.15amFestival Launch & Day OutlineCCA Theatre & ZoomAby Watson, Rachel Clive and Ivor MacAskill
10.15am - 10.30amArrival MomentCCA Theatre & ZoomNot Panicky
10.45am - 11.45amKeynote SpeechCCA Theatre & ZoomJess Thom
12.00pm - 1.00pmMovement WorkshopCCA NEUROHUBJulie Spence, Neil Price and Adam Sloan
12.00pm - 1.00pmNeurostages Mentorships Sharing SpaceCCA Cinema & ZoomHannah Yahya Hassan and Andrew Gallagher
1.00pm - 2.00pmLUNCH BREAK--
2.00pm - 3.30pmPanel Discussion: Pathways and SolidaritiesCCA Theatre & ZoomMorna McGeoch, Jonathan Carlton, Emma McCaffrey, Liselle Terret, Emma Selwyn and Akshayee Shetty
4.00pm - 5.00pmFilm Screenings & Meet the Artist DiscussionCCA Cinema & ZoomSean Logan, Andrew Robertson and Sonic Bothy
5.30pm - 6.00pmCollective ProcessingCCA NEUROHUBOpen to neurodivergent delegates only

Saturday 16 Schedule

10.00am - 10.15amFestival Launch & Day OutlineCCA Theatre & ZoomAby Watson, Rachel Clive and Ivor Macaskill
10.15am - 10.30amArrival MomentCCA Theatre & ZoomAnne Kjær
10.45am - 11.45amFilm Screenings & Meet the Artist DiscussionCCA Cinema & ZoomSteven Fraser, Anne Kjær, Neha Apsara, Heather Andrews
12.00pm - 1.00pmSharing Space: Neurostages MentorshipsCCA Theatre & ZoomRylan Gleave and Simone Seales
12.00pm - 1.30pmWorkshop: Body Dialogues: stimming as sensory playZoomSusanna Dye
1.30pm - 2.30pmLUNCH BREAK--
2.30pm - 4.00pmPanel Discussion: Neurodivergent Futures in Performance CCA Cinema & ZoomLeonie Rae Gasson, Jo Hauge, Chanje Kunda, Dr Daniel Oliver
4.30pm - 5.00pmReflections and Connections CCA NEUROHUBOpen to neurodivergent delegates only
7.00pm - 9.00pmNEURODIMENSIONSCCA Theatre & ZoomIvor MacAskill, Sanjay Lago, Indra Wilson, Clare Adam, Lesley Howard, Fraser Evan and Sycophantasy

About The Festival

Audio Flyer

Attending In Person

To attend in person, you will need to book a full festival ticket here. You will then be emailed within 24 hours with information and links to register after booking.

If you would like to attend in person events at the CCA, you must register in advance due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Relaxed Festival

NEUROSTAGES is a Relaxed Festival. This means that it takes the approach of Relaxed Performance across all festival activity, both in-person and online.

Relaxed Performances were created to make watching performance more accessible by ‘relaxing’ the usual rules of theatre etiquette – they allow for noise and movement from the audience, as well as tailoring light and sound for those with sensory sensitivities.

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