No Strings is a world-class theatre company that proudly works exclusively with performers living with disability based out of Stepney, Adelaide, South Australia. 

Our people are the stars, not just support acts, which makes us one-of-a-kind in Australia. We produce award-winning productions with local, national and international tours that deeply move audiences to the point where disability disappears.

No Strings is leading the way to extend the art form, providing opportunity and access to any role, at any level. We are the not-for-profit that is breaking the “fifth wall” – tackling the barriers associated with disability. We entertain while we empower and we celebrate ability while being committed to excellence and innovation.

Our theatre skills workshops are where experimentation meets talent. We uniquely co-design our programs with participants so all aspects are tailored to their individual interests. This allows for the greatest form of engagement and expression. We present professional mentoring in a supportive environment, working in partnership with our artists to help them learn, grow, explore and reach their potential.

Drama skills are life skills. As people find their voice and develop their craft, they grow in leadership and independence, which creates exciting new employment pathways. By letting ability shine through, we’re challenging expectations and educating societies to achieve true inclusion. Our theatre showcases the power of diversity and acceptance, where disability doesn’t define.

No Strings is about breaking down barriers, raising our voices, and showing the world what people with disability are capable of achieving.

No Strings is the theatre redefining disability.

Participants

No Strings Participants

No Strings typically has over 100 participants involved in performance, training, and workshop programs. Click here to discover some of our performers.

 

Artistic Associates

No Strings Associates

Professional artists work with No Strings as tutors, mentors, directors and coaches. All are theatre-trained and disability-experienced.

What We Do

No Strings was established in 1994 by performer, writer and entrepreneur Helen Flinter Leach. Our mission is to lead the way in training, services and opportunities for disabled artists by creating world class theatre, and we support members to develop career paths in the performing arts. We value entertainment and advocacy, individuality and community, unity and diversity. And we especially appreciate humour.

See our work