“Perth’s Sensorium Theatre are at the leading edge of theatre, questioning the assumptions that we have about disability and the making and enjoyment of art.”
Senator Mitch Fifield, Minister for Communications & the Arts
Created in 2007 by co-Artistic Directors Michelle Hovane and Francis Italiano, Sensorium Theatre is dedicated to making magical, multi-sensory theatre for Profound Multiple Learning Disabilities/Autism Spectrum Disorder young audiences.
Based in Perth, Western Australia, we create performances which delight and inspire by creating high quality hands-on theatre that invites children to touch, taste, smell, hear, feel and see stories unfold around them within a specially designed immersive sensory environment. The intentionally small audiences are onstage with the artists who continually adapt their performance to connect with individual learning abilities and communication style of each child. This way, each child becomes an active participant in the storytelling experience.
Fundamental to the integrity of our work is the belief that all children can be touched and transformed by exceptional theatre. Such experiences can generate & stimulate imagination, enable greater creative responses in daily life and positively impact on members of children’s circle of care.
Australian pioneers in the genre, we are helping change the national landscape of what theatre can be for these children.