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Visually Impaired Artists


Extant is Britain's only professional performing arts company of visually impaired people.


Extant is the opposite of extinct. Formed in 1997 Extant was the inspired name chosen by a group of professional visually impaired artists, for the emergence of a new dynamic space, intended to redress our invisibility as artists and explore new creative territories.


Since then Extant has:

Pioneered theatre practice with the express inclusion of visually impaired  performers and audiences

Produced ground-breaking national tours

Toured our theatre productions internationally

Produced tours of the UK by international visually impaired artists

Led arts consultancies, seminars and research in access and technology;

Designed outdoor site-specific multi-sensory productions

Delivered training in education, business and the arts.


Extant’s work pushes boundaries, is consultative and involves high production values.


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Extant regularly embarks on exciting and innovative projects.

Click here to find out what’s going on at the moment.


Training and Consultancy

Growing talent, skilling up, reaching out ….


Extant’s broad training programme takes you on a creative learning journey. Our approach is collaborative, holistic and unique.


We work:

•to develop skills and opportunities for visually impaired artists and

•we guide arts venues and services to become more accessible to blind and partially sighted audiences, performers and employees.


Click here to view our full training programme.


Finding Us

Extant The White House, Oval House Theatre
52-54 Kennington Oval
SE11 5SW