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Concrete Youth

Concrete Youth is an award-winning, Hull-based theatre company dedicated to creating ground-breaking and exciting multi-sensory theatre for audiences living with profound multiple learning disabilities (PMLD). We are an innovative company who is always striving to make your experience of theatre inclusive, exciting and unforgettable.

All of Concrete Youth’s work is performed in an accessible, calm and immersive environment, complemented with live music, signing, Makaton, chill-out rooms, limited audience capacity and much more. So far, hundreds of audiences across five continents have enjoyed Concrete Youth’s beautiful sensory work, as well as countless students at special needs schools throughout the UK.

Partnered with Artsmark, our education department provides excellent bespoke workshops, weekly after-school clubs, private and group sensory stories. All facilitators are DBS-cleared, qualified, industry professional with specific qualifications and expertise in sensory play and special arts education.

Concrete Youth offers a unique range of exciting education services catering to many specialist schools as well as hospices and respite facilities. Educational services we offer include:

After-school clubs

One-off workshops

Regular workshops

Private/one-to-one sensory storytelling

Group storytelling

CPD courses

Anything else you want!

Concrete Youth’s services can be accessed both physically and virtually. All of Concrete Youth’s facilitators are DBS-cleared, qualified, industry professional with specific qualifications and expertise in sensory play and special arts education.

Concrete Youth base all of their work with Artsmark settings on the seven quality principles: striving for excellence, being Authentic, being exciting, ensuring an inclusive experience, actively involving children and young people, enabling personal progression, developing belonging and ownership.

Concrete Youth and Covid-19 update:

At the moment, our activities are undertaken in alignment with individual school’s policies and procedures. We are able to attend schools and education settings, if that specific setting allow external visitors, we are able to visit, with rigorous safety procedures in place, such as: staff using facial visors, social distancing enforcement, one way systems, enhanced cleaning procedures, and much more to ensure the safety of our staff and participants.

 

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Artforms
Dance, Music, Theatre, Creative Writing, Storytelling
Appropriate Age Range
0-25yrs
Appropriate Key Stage Range
Early Years, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, SEND, FE, KS5
Working Across
Barnsley, Bradford, Calderdale, Doncaster, East Riding of Yorkshire, Hull, Kirklees, Leeds, North East Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire, Sheffield, Wakefield, York
Setting
Special Schools,
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