Collaborator Profile: Head2Head Sensory Theatre

Head2Head Sensory Theatre serves young people with special education needs, giving them the opportunity to explore the world of theatre through multi-sensory learning. Amy Rhodes, Research and Development and Sensory Squad Producer at the theatre led an interactive pottery workshop for the Stories from the Sheds project.
Head 2 Head Sensory Theatre

Tell us a little bit about yourselves

We believe that everyone has the right to enjoy the magic of theatre and become part of that world.

Based in Oxted, Surrey, our small disability theatre charity creates imaginative ways to make theatre and film accessible and inclusive for everyone including children and young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN), Autism, ASD and other disabilities.

Our Makaton trained professional actors and facilitators tour UK communities with a variety of immersive multi-sensory experiences for children and young people with a wide range of disabilities including visual, hearing and sensory impairments, ASD, PMLD, SLD and complex health needs.

Our multi-sensory experiences include stimulating live shows, pantomimes, storytelling, crafts, videos, immersive experiences as well as fun educational workshops.

How were you involved in Sutton STEAMs Ahead?

A Potted History of Sutton. I was the session presenter. The session was designed for participants with learning difficulties and disabilities.
Amy Rhodes leading an interactive session in front of young children
Amy Rhodes leading an interactive session in front of young children
Amy Rhodes led a unique session for young children where the attendees unearthed different facts and trinkets.

Were there any highlights and/or take-aways from being part of Sutton STEAMs Ahead?

Certainly challenged by the weather! Sadly we had to postpone one of the sessions to move inside but otherwise it was a delightful experience.

What does STEAM mean to you?

Combining history and theatre is one of my passions. Having an opportunity to research Sutton's rich history was very interesting.

What’s up next for you?

Imaginative and engaging Makaton friendly sensory storytelling for children and families with special needs and disabilities. We have more storytelling and children's events in Sussex & Surrey in the future. Our events often provide additional activities and crafts and are accessible to all. 
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