“I have worked in this school for 20 years and nothing has been anywhere near as good as this in bringing multi-sensory stimulation to our children.”
Teacher, Sir David Brand School
Sensorium Theatre is Australia’s only company making live shows specifically designed for young audiences with disabilities. Our aim is to improve the lives of children with disability by sparking their imaginations. Based in Western Australia, and formed in 2010, we have enchanted thousands of young people with disability with the magic of live theatre. A highlight for the company and a landmark for access was the presentation of our show Oddysea at the Sydney Opera House and the Arts Centre Melbourne in 2015. In 2016 we toured Oddysea throughout regional WA and The Jub Jub Tree across metropolitan Perth. In 2017 we completed a national tour of Oddysea to 8 different cities and towns across Australia. We also worked on our new show Whoosh! – a fly-your-own spaceship adventure. In 2018, we shared our work at the Lincoln Center New York as part of The Big Umbrella Festival – for audiences with autism.
We work with children with a range of access needs – including children on the autism spectrum and those with complex and multiple disabilities who may have limited movement and/or sensory impairment and complex communication needs.
Our shows and programs are developed in collaboration with our target audience which ensures that they are tailored to our audiences’ specific needs. Our delivery model enhances this experience with pre-show and post-show “embedding” workshops and digital resources to maximise their understanding and enjoyment.
For information read about our impact.