Neurostages Access Information

All live events will be wheelchair accessible.

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.

There will be an option of high sensory or low sensory dedicated chillout spaces at CCA.

Easy Read & Visual Guide

Audio Flyer

Captioning & BSL Interpretation

Captioning and BSL interpretation is available for the events listed below.

Captions are provided by Laura Harrison, Francis Barrett, Louisa McDaid, Eilis Murray and Karen Pritchard.

BSL Interpretation is provided by Eddie Foley, Greg Colquhoun, Wilma Watt, Amy Cheskin, Lisa Dowden and Nathan Imeson.

Please see the schedules below for which events are interpreted and captioned.

Friday 15 - BSL & Captioning Schedule

TimeEventCaptionerBSL Interpreter
10.00am - 10.15am Festival Launch & Day OutlineLaura HarrisonEddie Foley & Greg Colquhoun
10.15am - 10.30amArrival MomentLaura HarrisonEddie Foley & Greg Colquhoun
10.45am - 11.45am Keynote SpeechLaura HarrisonEddie Foley & Greg Colquhoun
12.00pm - 1.00pm Movement Workshop--
12.00pm - 1.00pm Neurostages Mentorships Sharing Space -Eddie Foley
1.00pm - 2.00pm Lunch Break--
2.00pm - 3.30pm Panel Discussion: Pathways and Solidarities Laura Harrison & Francis Barrett Eddie Foley & Greg Colquhoun
4.00pm - 5.00pm Film Screenings & Meet the Artist Discussion Laura Harrison Eddie Foley & Greg Colquhoun
5.30pm - 6.00pm Collective Processing-Eddie Foley

Saturday 16 - BSL & Captioning Schedule

TimeEventCaptionerBSL Interpreter
10.00am - 10.15am Festival Launch & Day Outline Louisa McDaid Wilma Watt & Greg Colquhoun
10.15am - 10.30am Arrival Moment Louisa McDaid Wilma Watt & Greg Colquhoun
10.45am - 11.45am Film Screenings & Meet the Artist Discussion Louisa McDaid Wilma Watt
12.00pm - 1.00pm Sharing Space: Neurostages Mentorships Louisa McDaid Greg Colquhoun
12.00pm - 1.30pm Workshop: Body Dialogues: stimming as sensory play -Amy Cheskin
1.30pm - 2.30pm Lunch Break--
2.30pm - 4.00pm Panel Discussion: Neurodivergent Futures in Performance Louisa McDaid & Eilis Murray Wilma Watt & Lisa Dowden
4.30pm - 5.00pm Reflections and Connections -Wilma Watt
7.00pm - 9.00pm NEURODIMENSIONS Eilis Murray & Karen Pritchard Lisa Dowden & Nathen Imeson