Get Changed
Theatre Company

Vibrant arts and drama from adults with learning disabilities in West Devon and Mid Devon.

A Voice and a Choice for Adults with Learning Disabilities

At Get Changed we produce high quality arts projects which challenge public attitudes and raise the profile of the disability community. We aim to increase awareness of the issues faced by people with learning disabilities and leave something striking and of lasting value within the community. Get Changed Theatre Company is a Registered Charity.

Our participant-led performing arts projects inspire, entertain and educate public audiences …

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Our Theatre Company

Based in Okehampton in Devon, Get Changed Theatre Company is a vibrant organisation for adults with learning disabilities in West Devon and Mid Devon. Founded in 1995 with only seven artists, we have grown in size over the years to deliver more challenging performances. We are a Registered Charity.

Our Mission: To produce high quality arts projects which challenge public attitudes and raise the profile of the disability community.

Our Vision: To increase awareness of the problems faced by people with learning disabilities and leave something striking and of lasting value within the community.

Our workshops and projects …

  • build confidence
  • increase self-esteem
  • improve mental health and general wellbeing
  • develop practical and transferable skills which can lead to the acquisition of accredited qualifications
  • encourage individuals to make choices
  • support individuals to take responsibility for their actions while respecting and valuing each other

Policies & Procedures

Our annual programme consists of …

  • 45 day-long arts-based workshops
  • major productions to showcase talent
  • small-scale events to share and celebrate achievement

Our Shows

The organisation now encompasses …

  • up to 21 artists with learning disabilities
  • 2 arts practitioners running weekly workshops
  • 17 supporting arts practitioners for productions
  • 5 support workers funded by care providers
  • 1 workshop volunteer
  • 6 voluntary management team members
  • 1 project co-ordinator
  • families and carers who benefit from weekly respite

Reports