“There are good theatre companies, and there are great theatre companies. There are great theatre companies, and there is Oily Cart. I’m reminded of that every time I go and see the company’s work because they never fail to surprise me. An Oily Cart show is like falling down a rabbit hole and finding yourself in Wonderland.”

Lyn Gardner

Oily Cart aims to reimagine theatre for young audiences to make it more inclusive. We create sensory theatre that can be enjoyed by children who are very young and those who are labelled as having complex needs including those with profound and multiple disabilities, with an autistic spectrum condition, and those who are deafblind and multi-sensory impaired.

We travel across the UK and internationally to present work in venues, schools and hospitals. We transform these spaces into colourful, tactile wonderlands. We invite our audience to join us in a world of the imagination. Using hydro-therapy pools, trampolines, aromatherapy, video projection, and puppetry, together with a vast array of sensory techniques, we create original and highly specialised theatre for our young audiences.

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