About

"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.

Our Audience

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 Process

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.

Sensorium Theatre

Meet the Team

Artistic Directors


Francis Italiano - headshot

Francis Italiano

Co-Artistic Director & Founder

Michelle Hovane - headshot

Michelle Hovane

Co-Artistic Director

Artists


Rebecca Bradley - headshot

Rebecca Bradley

'Performer, Musician, Composer

Jamie David - headshot

Jamie David

Composer, Performer, Musical Director

Jess Harlond-Kenny - headshot

Jessica Harlond-Kenny

Performer

Mand Markey - headshot

Mand Markey

Costume & Textile Designer

Kate Page - headshot

Kate Page

Musician & Performer

Management Committee


Roslyn Hamling - headshot

Roslyn Hamling

Chairperson

Iris Koornstrav

Iris Koornstra

Secretary

Scott Bywaters - headshot

Scott Bywaters

Treasurer

Ricky Arnold - headshot

Ricky Arnold

Member

Michael Hovane - headshot

Michael Hovane

Member