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MADHOUSE re:exit


Inspired by a refusal to be silent, and a history of being ignored, 5 learning disabled artists take us on a wondrous adventure underground.

As they tear back the walls to their lives, past and present spin together in a powerful expression of what it feels like to be a person with a learning disability today.

“Defiantly different” – The Guardian on Access All Areas

"a tantalisingly inventive immersive theatre experience… quite simply groundbreaking… MADHOUSE sets a new standard for immersive theatre. Go and experience it." - Disability Arts Online

"Everybody needs to see this show. It is an outstanding piece of political theatre. Interesting, captivating, and heartbreaking." - TheatreBox

Click here for an accessible timetable of performances.

Familiarisation and touch tours:

  • Friday 16th March at 4pm
  • Tuesday 20th March at 5pm
  • Monday 26th March at 5pm

You can download the Easy Read visual guide for the show here.

BSL performance: Monday 26th March, 8.30pm

Access All Areas is committed to ensuring that each audience member is respected as an individual, with their own access needs, communication styles, and self-identification, by ensuring that all access requirements are met.

To ensure that the performance is as accessible for you as possible, please let us know if you have any access requirements by using the Access Booking Form.

Access information will be treated as confidential and used only to ensure needs are met.

Post-show talks:

We will be running post show talks after the 7.30pm, 8pm and 8.30pm performance on 21st and 26th March, hosted by Mencap.

Ticket holders for 7pm shows on these dates are invited to attend the 7.30pm post show talk, but must inform Box Office upon arrival.

Talks will last 20 minutes and will take place in the 'Waiting Room'.

Information for schools, advocacy and community groups:

Want to go deeper into the MADHOUSE? 

Access All Areas is offering free workshops exploring the themes and legacy of the production, for groups of up to 10 participants with learning disabilities. 

Co-facilitated by learning disabled trainers, workshops last approximately 60 minutes, are designed to be accessible for all and can take place at your venue. 

Please contact helen@accessallareastheatre.org for more information and to book.