Immersive Sensory Theatre and Play Space for Complex Additional Needs
Wildheart Immersive Theatre and Arts Project 2019-2022
After initially having to close down our tour due to Covid in 2019 we relaunched in 2021 and toured our popular sensory theatre and arts project around Sussex until the summer of 2022
We are now working hard on taking Wildheart on a further larger tour in 2024, watch this space!
Wildheart is experiential and unfolds within an immersive multi-sensory multimedia self-contained environment themed on ancient, magical, wild woods of Britain. The audience join performers and characters within our magical immersive theatre installation in an adventure full of surprises that unfolds around them. Join us for a magical journey into the heart of the wildwoods …..we will make camp together and with stag, squirrel, owl and wolf help tree find his wild heart again.
“The immersive theatre show was amazing, awesome and out of this world!" – Parent
Wildheart is fun, tactile, interactive themed installation space, crafted to stimulate the senses of participants, through sound, light, colour, texture and play. Our specialist performers and facilitators will take the form of magical characters of the Wildwood who explore and animate the installation with storytelling, theatre, film, music, play and puppetry, following the lead of the participants.
The performances are aimed and tailored to children and adolescents with complex needs and SLD, but open to all. The environment specifically caters for the physical needs of participants, creating a safe, secure and creative space. We have worked closely with MENCAP, Scope, Autism Sussex, advocacy charities such as Amaze and parent groups in developing Otherworld and Wildheart.
Wildheart will be tailored to the needs of each individual participant. As well as enjoying a stimulating creative experience, they benefit by:
- Building trusting relationships
- Developing communications skills, verbal and non-verbal
- Expressing and exploring feelings
- Developing social interaction skills, such as turn-taking and leading
- Listening and observing
- Developing artistic and creative skills
- Improving self-image and confidence
- Working with their imagination
- Creating opportunities and skills for self-advocacy
- Working safely, with clear boundaries
- Most importantly, having fun
What people have said about our work:
"The first place that we can all go together and play and it's so much fun!"(sibling)
"I would highly recommend Otherworld to any school or college mainstream or specialist. Absolutely stunning stuff." (Teacher)
We are a registered charity no. 1180547