Opening Hours: Tue-Sat: 10am-12midnight, Sun-Mon: Closed

National Theatre of Scotland


Fri 15 October — Sat 16 October 2021

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Seeing Things Differently

NEUROSTAGES is a neurodivergent-led platform and space for artists, creatives, communities and industry professionals to find out more about neurodiversity in performance.

A two-day hybrid festival curated by the Scottish Neurodiverse Performance Network, the programme includes performances, provocations, film, workshops and discussions online, with a limited number of tickets available for in person attendance at CCA.

Find new perspectives with neurodivergent performers and artists as they share their experiences and practices to explore the question: how can embracing neurodiversity change theatre and performance for the better?

Enjoy new film work, hear about the unique creative processes of the artists supported by our NEUROSTAGES mentorships, delve into joyful facilitated workshops, and celebrate a constellation of neurodivergent artistry from Scotland and beyond.

Book now for the full online festival streamed from CCA.

Browse the full programme.

Friday 15th October

10.00am - 10.15amFestival Launch & Day OutlineCCA & ZoomAby Watson and Rachel Clive
10.15am - 10.30amArrival MomentCCA & ZoomNot Panicky
10.45am - 11.45amKeynote SpeechCCA & ZoomJess Thom
12.00pm - 1.00pmMovement WorkshopCCAJulie Spence, Neil Price and Adam Sloan
12.00pm - 1.00pmNeurostages Mentorships Sharing SpaceCCA & ZoomHannah Yahya Hassan and Andrew Gallagher
1.00pm - 2.00pmLUNCH BREAK--
2.00pm - 3.30pmPanel Discussion: Pathways and SolidaritiesCCA & ZoomMorna McGeoch, Jonathan Carlton, Emma McCaffrey, Liselle Terret, Emma Selwyn and Akshayee Shetty
4.00pm - 5.00pmFilm Screenings & Meet the Artist DiscussionCCA & ZoomSean Logan and Andrew Robertson
5.30pm - 6.00pmCollective ProcessingCCAOpen to neurodivergent festival delegates only

Saturday 16th October

10.00am - 10.15amFestival Launch & Day OutlineCCA & ZoomAby Watson, Rachel Clive and Ivor Macaskill
10.15am - 10.30amArrival MomentCCA & ZoomAnne Kjær
10.45am - 11.45amFilm Screenings & Meet the Artist DiscussionCCA & ZoomSteven Fraser, Anne Kjær, Neha Apsara, Heather Andrews
12.00pm - 1.00pmSharing Space: Neurostages MentorshipsCCA & ZoomRylan Gleave and Simone Seales
12.00pm - 1.30pmWorkshop: Body Dialogues: stimming as sensory playZoomSusanna Dye
1.30pm - 2.30pmLUNCH BREAK--
2.30pm - 4.00pmPanel Discussion: Neurodivergent Futures in PerformanceCCA & ZoomLeonie Rae Gasson, Jo Hauge, Chanje Kunda
4.15pm - 4.30pmReflections and ConnectionsCCA-
7.00pm - 9.00pmNEURODIMENSIONSCCA & ZoomIvor MacAskill, Sanjay Lago, Indra Wilson, Clare Adam and Lesley Howard

Event Collection





Event Type

Talks & Events


Online via Zoom


10:00am — 6:00pm


All ages

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Additional info:

Festival pass: £0/5/10/15/20/25 (pay what you wish)