The Lawnmowers is a producing theatre-arts organisation. Operating in Gateshead and surrounding regions.
The Lawnmowers is a unique company and registered charity and is run by and for people with learning difficulties.
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Find Your Voice

Mon 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

The Lawnmowers singing group, Find Your Voice, explores the world of music, writes songs, performs in the community and at local festivals and gigs.

Theatre Ensemble

Mon 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

A high quality professional touring ensemble of established actors with learning disabilities who raise ambition and the aspirations of artists with learning difficulties. The actors create and devise then tour shows about issues faced by people with learning difficulties in 21st century Britain.

Monday Club

Mon 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A drop-in evening club that focuses on music and singing.  The group works towards creating in-house performances, holds singing competitions and runs clubs and movie nights on the premises.

Krocodile Krew

Tue 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Music and technical training and the delivery of learning disabled-led nightclubs and digital content and composi§xtion for theatre ensemble performance. About The Klubs Book A Disco

Focus Group

Tue 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A drop-in evening for those who want to experience drama.  The group works to devise and produce two performances every year and showcases them to invited audiences.

Theatre Outreach

Wed 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

A vibrant outreach team dedicated to increasing cultural engagement and audience reach through high quality performances, workshops, simulations and training. Tell Me More Book Us

Beat This!

Thu 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

A percussion music programme that performs at festivals and gigs, tours and creates the score for theatre ensemble touring productions. Tell Me More Book Us

Ground Breakers Weekly

Thu 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Training high-quality young hip hop dancers with learning difficulties to perform to, and inspire, other young people.  The young dancers work hard with other local youth groups in the community and further afield.  They are also participants on a prestigious European programme with partners from France, The Netherlands (Ill Abilities), Spain and Poland. Tell Me […]

Hiphop Academy

Fri 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Providing dance classes to adults with learning difficulties.  The group performs at local level and explores exercise and fitness, well being and dance techniques.

Kroc Klub

Fri 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

A vibrant monthly nightclub ran by and for people with learning disabilities.

Youth Theatre

Sat 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

A weekend youth theatre devising original theatre by and for young people with learning difficulties for local audiences and festivals.  The youth theatre artists take part in an ambitious programme of theatre making, touring, and skills sharing.

We are The Lawnmowers

12 Dec 2023


The Lawnmowers A Dead Good Life

1 Mar 2021 30 Minutes

A film on healthy aging for people with learning disabilities.

The Lawnmowers Make Theatre

1 Mar 2021 14 Minutes

Our creative model & changing attitudes – Theatre for Change - LD Artist, audience, practitioner impact & review of MIST show


1 Mar 2021 7 Minutes

(7 mins) Theatre for Change – awareness training using theatre – University Lecturer and graduate impact

About Us

1 Mar 2021 4 Minutes Excerpt of 1 Hour Film

Beneficiary artist impact

The Making of a Fool

1 Mar 2021 7 Minutes

“Being laughed at or laughing with us?” Commedia Del’Arte, comedy, mask – Young People – artistic impact

Strong Voices Young People’s Regional Project

1 Mar 2021 4 Minutes

Young people, artist peer and role models – schools and YP festival impact.

Brilliant Britain

25 Feb 2021 7 Minutes 46 Seconds

Lottery funding and the impact of the arts starring Lawnmowers (theatre as a tool, rhythm as expression).

The Eden Project

11 Sep 2020 1 Minute 39 Seconds

Lawnmowers host the national “The Great Big Walk” – Eden, Lottery and Jo Cox Foundation – Beneficiary impact.

London Olympics

11 Sep 2020 4 Minutes

Cultural Olympiad international exchange with Brazil – theatre and music – artistic – theatre and performance

Arts Council England

11 Sep 2020 4 Minutes

Great Art for Everyone (Lawnmowers project is highlighted in this national strategy film).

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