Throughout the summer holidays NEAS are working in partnership with the Sunderland Empire Theatre to deliver autism friendly art activities inspired by the National Theatre Production ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’.

Below is a list of art activities taking place (17th - 21st) August:

Monday 17th August, 1-4pm – Music Session

With No Limits Theatre, are offering autism friendly taster sessions in drama, dance and visual art. Go to two or more workshops and work towards an ‘Arts Award Discover’ certificate!

Arts Centre Washington, Biddick Lane, NE38 8AB

 0191 219 3455

Tuesday 18th August, 1 – 4pm - Art Workshop

Drop in for the autism-friendly workshop every Tuesday throughout the summer holidays. There will be different activities each week.

Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art, City Library & Arts Centre (top floor), Fawcett Street, Sunderland, SR1 1RE

 0191 561 8487

Wednesday 19th August, 11am & 12.30pm - ‘A Regatta on the River Wear'

Help us to create a giant frieze inspired by the painting A Regatta on the Grand Canal from the National Gallery. 

Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, Burdon Road, Sunderland, SR1 1PP

 0191 553 2323

Monday 17th to Friday 21st Aug -  ‘Curious about Devising’ 

A special five day family learning programme ran by the National Theatre and Sunderland Empire. This week long programme includes ‘Curious’ themed workshops for families, with the opportunity to meet other families and get curious about ‘devising’  theatre. Places are limited so please contact the theatre ASAP. 

Sunderland Empire Theatre, High Street West, Sunderland, Tyne And Wear SR1 3EX

 0191 566 1056 or email [email protected]