Take Away Theatre

"We had the most lovely visit from Jojo and Stephanie …. 'M' is still saying their names. It was such a lovely time shared with them and so gentle to suit 'M' needs, which by the end of the session he was confident, excited, alert and engaged beautifully. We are so grateful for this service. Thank you."

Take Away Theatre is a free interactive, fun performance that happens at home for disabled people and their families. It is suitable for anyone 5+ years and all abilities!

The performance engages families to co-create a drama based on our unique Takeaway Theatre menu! Two of our takeaway delivery performers ‘Ron, Stephanie, Lucy, Barry, Rita or JoJo’ will lead on the fun and frolics!

A visit lasts for about an hour and can happen indoors or outdoors.

You will receive a call from a performer just before the visit to make sure the needs of everyone taking part are met.

We are recruiting disabled people and their families to stage Take Away Theatre in their homes. To book a free place or for more information please email info@openartsni.org. To get a sneaky peak of the team in action watch this short trailer.

Take Away Theatre Project is supported by Bank of Ireland, Begin Together Arts Fund.

"As a family it was a heart warming and fun experience. I recommend every family should do this. We could never go to a theatre with 'O' but now, why would we want to when we can actually plot and participate in our own play at home with the expertise and guidance of the amazing performers from Take Away Theatre – Open Arts... Just amazing!"
"I cannot thank you, and your team, enough for the amazing time we had today; Jessica and Stephen are wonderful and brought so much joy into our home. I must say I was a little concerned as 'A' had been in a bit of a ‘twist’ all morning and it was hard to know how engaging he would be. However, the pair were able to turn him around and their patience and creative imaginations were amazing. We all had a really great time. Thank you all so much again, best wishes."