Hacks for the Future

Jess Thom is a theatre-maker, comedian, disability rights activist and co-founder of Touretteshero (UK), who are bringing their project Hacks for the Future to the Highlands. They will create a collaborative work with a selected group of disabled young people from across Scotland, resulting in an inclusive extravaganza of installations, performances, discussions and workshops looking at how we can creatively shape the future.

Audience members are welcome to drop in and out of the space over the duration of the event. Open 1.00pm – 4.00pm

Supported by Eden Court.


Hacks for the Future is part of National Theatre of Scotland’s Futureproof festival marking Scotland’s Year of Young People in 2018. A radical new festival of international performing arts, created by young people working alongside renowned Scottish, British and international theatre practitioners.

Ten companies and artists specialising in daring new work will embed themselves in ten communities around the country, working with local groups of young people to co-create, design, develop and stage a piece of performance. Ten productions will then take place in cities and locations across Scotland as part of the Futureproof festival in September and October 2018.

Running Time:

Drop In Event

Accessible performances available:

  • Wheelchair Accessible

  • Audio Described

  • BSL British Sign Language Performance

  • Relaxed Performance

  • Touch Tour

Recommended Age Guide:

Suitable for all the family




In addition to the access provisions outlined above, Hacks for the Future is multi-sensory and has a chill out space, changing places toilet and gender neutral toilets.

Click here to find out more about access for Hacks for the Future.

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About Touretteshero

Founded in 2010, Touretteshero’s mission is to change the world one tic at a time. The company celebrates the humour and creativity of Tourettes and shares it with the widest audience possible to raise awareness and bring about social change.

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Futureproof Transmissions

Futureproof Transmissions is a series of broadcasts capturing created by young filmmakers capturing performance highlights, interviews, vox pops and behind the scenes action from the Futureproof Festival.

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Audience members are welcome to drop in and out of the space over the duration of the event. Open 1.00pm – 4.00pm