The Garden is our flagship show; taking the audience on a journey through the seasons

'It is not just a performance for or to people, it is a show that is inclusive of all the audience'

The Garden audience member

The Garden is a show that brings the outdoors in; where taking part is built into the performance. We create a safe space for creative engagement and invite the audience on a multi-sensory journey through the seasons. Originally designed for an audience of people living with dementias, we developed the show for a new audience in 2017.

Learning disabled adults are often excluded from mainstream arts. Up to 40% of learning disabled people experience mental health issues. From our extensive work with learning disabled adults we recognised that, with some adaptations made to the show, this community could also benefit from The Garden. 

After a research and development period in Summer 2017, we held a pilot tour of The Garden for learning disabled people at the start of 2018, and a full tour nationwide in Autumn 2018.

For enquiries about future tours email info@sparetyre.org or call 020 8692 4446 (ext 273)

Interview with That's Salisbury