9 Jul 2017

Everybody's included at the Court Theatre

From Standing Room Only, 2:50 pm on 9 July 2017

Christchurch's Court Theatre's been acknowledged for making its productions accessible to as many people as possible. 2017 Arts Access Creative New Zealand "Arts For All" Award. It just won the Creative New Zealand Arts For All Award for its policy of inclusion - opening up its work not only to schools, but for people with autism, dementia, blindness and hearing impairments. Last year the Court made all its children's shows "relaxed performances" so audience members don't have to stick to the rules of being still and quiet. Lynn Freeman talks to the Court's Education Manager, Rachel Sears, about how to bring in people who wouldn't usually go to the theatre.