SO SENSORY MAKES THEATRE FOR BABIES, TODDLERS AND THOSE WITH PROFOUND AND MULTPLE LEARNING DISABILITIES (PMLD).
Founded only last year, SO Sensory is a fresh new theatre company based in Wales. We create inclusive and immersive performances for babies, toddlers and audiences with PMLD.
Theatre can sometimes be a daunting and restricting experience. Being made to sit still in the same seat and look in the same direction for two hours can be very distressing for some and not enjoyable at all.
SO Sensory takes a different approach. Our audiences are smaller making the experience more intimate and inclusive. We allow the participants to move around freely and get involved in the performance. We excite the senses and break down the barrier between the audience and the performer. We stay away from conventional theatre and provide accessible, inclusive and engaging performances in a fully interactive open space.
Endorsed by a Paediatric Occupational Therapist and Sensory Integration Practitioner, we have expert guidance when delivering our sensory performances. This ensures that the audience get the most out of their theatre experience.
"I believe that to fully engage in an activity we need to target as many sensory systems as possible; to improve social interaction, intrinsic motivation, and promote holistic well being".
" I am very passionate about theatre and making it an accessible and enjoyable experience for those who find it hard to access and be part of the theatre environment".
Samantha graduated from Newport University with a 2:1 in Performing Arts in 2010, she has since completed a PGCE and has taught drama at college and primary level. She developed a new found passion for sensory theatre since having her son in 2018. She went on to complete a sensory theatre course with Oily Cart last year and is now developing performances for babies, toddlers and those with complex needs.
Paediatric Occupational Therapist/
Sensory Integration Practitioner
Beverley is a HSPC registered Occupational Therapist with 21 years of experience working in Local Authorities, NHS, Education and the Private sector. She has spent the last 16 years working with children with profound and multiple learning disabilities and Autism. She is also a Sensory Integration Practitioner and is in the process of becoming CLASI (Collaborative Leadership in Ayres Sensory Integration) certified and completing the Msc in Sensory Integration.
Sensory Performance for Under 5's
30-40 minute interactive sensory show plus 20 minutes play time where the children can explore and interact with the props, set and performers.
Sensory Performance for Complex Needs
60 minute performance for audiences with PMLD. These can be tailored depending on the needs of the participants.
30 minute interactive session exploring different sensory objects.
All services are available for schools, nurseries, birthday parties and individuals and can be tailored for different audiences.
We also tour, schools, nurseries, community centres and theatres.
2019/20 - Under the Sea - Coming to a Community Centre near you!
SO Sensory will start their 2019/20 local tour in October.
More tour dates will be added soon.
27th October - Machen Top Club - 2pm
31st October - Ystrad Mynach Scout Hall - 11:30am
1st December - Senghenydd Community Centre - 10am + 11:30am
7th March - Bedwas Workmen's Hall - 11am
22 Heolddu Road,