Disability and Inclusion

Do you want to build the confidence that you and your colleagues have in relation to disability and access? Our Disability and Inclusion training is for anyone who wants to ensure that disabled audiences, staff, artists and participants are included, supported and valued.

Available as

  • Online training
  • OR
  • In-person training


  • 2 x 90-min sessions online
  • OR
  • 1 x 3.5 hour session in-person


  • Maximum 20 participants
  • Ability to tailor for you

Want to learn more? Read on for detailed information about the course. Contact our team on info@tonictheatre.co.uk or make an enquiry for further information and bookings.

Why train with Tonic? We are a leading EDI training provider, offering courses designed specifically for the arts and creative environments. But crucially, each time you book a course with Tonic you also help support our work driving change across the industry. Win, win.

“Really well-judged and facilitated session. Trainer was excellent.”

participant, 2021

About the Course

Our Disability and Inclusion training serves as an introduction for arts and culture organisations that want to develop confidence,  understanding and receive practical tools and advice in relation to disability and access. Through structured reflection and exercises, participants will be supported to identify practices and processes they can put in place, and develop an up-to-date familiarity with best practice in relation to disability.

workshop participants in a group discussion
Tonic Advance Network workshop led by Lucy Kerbel and Vicky Long at the Umbrella Rooms, London. Photo by Stephen Wright.

What we’ll cover

  • The 2010 Equality Act
  • Understanding the Social Model of Disability
  • Language: guidelines on acceptable terminology and when and how to use it
  • Access provision; key things to think about and put into place when working with disabled artists, staff, audiences and participants

You’ll come away with

  • Greater confidence and knowledge
  • Greater consideration of how you and your organisation could be more effective at benefitting from the skill, talent and contributions of disabled people
  • Inspiration and ideas
  • The opportunity to have asked questions in a safe environment

Course details

  • Available both online OR in-person
  • Delivered as 2 x 90-minute sessions online, OR 1 x 3.5 hour session in-person
  • Maximum 20 participants

Keen to learn more? Make an enquiry or contact our team at info@tonictheatre.co.uk for further information.


Yes, please email info@tonictheatre.co.uk to arrange a time to discuss your needs with a member of the team.

Yes, we would be happy to discuss bundling this course with others that we offer. We can also create bespoke sessions just for you. Find out more on our bespoke training page or email info@tonictheatre.co.uk to discuss what we can do for you.

We deliver our online training through live Zoom sessions. We provide links and look after all the technical set-up. You and your colleagues simply need to log on. If you have any access queries in relation to our online training, please contact info@tonictheatre.co.uk

Make an enquiry

All enquiries welcome! If you are interested in booking this course, or just need some more information, please complete the form below and one of our team will be in touch. Or email us direct at info@tonictheatre.co.uk.

Tonic – For greater equality, diversity and inclusion in the arts