House Lights Up!

Cover of House Lights Up report. Half the page is a photo of a young person standing in a crowd and surrounded by confetti. The rest of the page uses different shades of purple with text that reads: House Lights Up! Researching Relaxed Performance for Neurodivergent Audiences in Scotland. By Zoë Halliday, Thom Scullion and Aby Watson. Edited by Mairi Taylor and Callum Waiana Madge, (Birds of Paradise). Commissioned in 2021 by Federation of Scottish Theatre and Birds of Paradise Theatre Company. Part of the Access Scottish Theatre initiative.

In 2020/2021, with theatre activity paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic, BOP was supported by Federation of Scottish Theatre to redirect Access Scottish Theatre resources to undertake a research project called House Lights Up!

The aim of this research was to understand what the arts sector could do to further remove barriers and improve the experience for neurodivergent audiences of relaxed performances in Scotland.

The House Lights Up! report was launched in May 2023 at an event attended by 44 representatives from the performing arts sector. The event included a presentation of findings, sharing of audience perspectives and group discussions among workers and organisations  in the sector.

You can DOWNLOAD the House Lights Up! report below.

Head over to the BOP website to watch the launch video and find out more about House Lights Up!