The Twisting Ducks Theatre Company

The Twisting Ducks Theatre Company

Charity information

The Twisting Ducks Theatre Company

The Twisting Ducks are a learning disabled Newcastle theatre company who produce accessible awareness-raising drama, and deliver training, about the issues people with learning disabilities face.

Founded 2010

  • Mission statement

    The Twisting Ducks Theatre Company empowers adults with learning disabilities to express themselves through drama, and to speak up about the issues that are most important to them. We strive to involve all people with learning disabilities in the arts, across Newcastle and the wider Northeast area, and deliver training to health professionals and the wider workforce to improve the quality of life for people with learning disabilities. Our mission is to change lives through theatre.

  • Aims

    The Twisting Ducks Theatre Company aims to:

    • To involve people with learning disabilities in issue based arts, leading to - increased confidence and independence - greater social inclusion and community visibility - less social isolation
    • To raise awareness amongst the wider community about learning disabilities, leading to - positive attitudes towards people with learning disabilities - greater social inclusion
    • To increase understanding amongst health and social care professionals and the wider workforce about the needs of people with learning disabilities, leading to - better quality services and treatment
    • To educate people with learning disabilities about their rights, leading to - self advocacy - increased awareness about the services and support people with learning disabilities are entitled to
  • Overview

    Established: April 2010

    Registered Charity Number: 1135388

    Board members: 4

    Part time staff: 3

    Volunteers: 8

    Phone number: 07925167775

    Address: Twisting Ducks Theatre Company Westgate Community College West Road Newcastle Upon Tyne NE4 9LU

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  • Community theatre with The Twisting Ducks

    We want to consult with the learning disabled community through workshops and performance ... More