Accessible Performances at Project

On this page, you’ll find a full list of upcoming Accessible Performances at Project Arts Centre, including On Demand screenings and upcoming events.

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Lived Fiction

11-12 April | 7pm | 16/€18

Lived Fiction is the manifestation of Stopgap’s twenty-year history, a timely intervention that can shape the future of contemporary dance. The sensual choreography of Lived Fiction is rendered anew with evocative audio description, exquisite projection art and captioning. The internationally revered company invites you to experience dance from multiple perspectives and share in a future that is rich with the enterprise, potential, and power of diversity. Expect masterful performances from Deaf, Disabled, neurodivergent and non-disabled creatives in the dance work that is deep with compassion for the human condition.


To book your place on the pre-show Familiarisation / Touch Tour, contact or phone Box Office at +353 1 881 9613

For information regarding your journey to the Project, Building Access, Accessible Performances, Information on Project’s ongoing access programme and more, please access our Plan Your Visit and Accessibility Page.

Stopgap have been the exemplar of diversity and inclusion on stage for two decades, but a global leader of inclusive dance has to do more than showcase Disabled talent. It is time for us to step up and make dance accessible to the widest possible range of audiences.

We want the performers and the audience to gain a shared-experience of an inclusive world and revel in the joy of different people cohabiting the theatre space.

Lived Fiction aims to do this through intertwining audio description, captioning, projection art, and relaxed environment with world-class choreography.

Click this link here to learn more about Stopgap’s creative access.


Stopgap Dance Company is driven by a diverse creative team who uses dance as a movement for change.

Our mission is to create an inclusive world where diversity is not just accepted but pursued, a world where no one is limited by prejudice against Deaf, Disabled, or neurodivergent people.

Working with an artform shaped by human touch and energised by the spark of connectivity, our work demonstrates the compelling power of diversity and inclusivity. We move together to create a remarkable experience that transforms society’s perceptions of difference and dismantle the inequity of privilege, in dance and in all aspects of living, collaborating, and creating together as humans.

Our work is both focused on and born out of the company’s rigorous investment in equity and inclusive culture. We are committed to removing barriers to dance, nurturing the talents of dancers born into any body and any mind. We are in coalition with a wave of organisations moving towards a better representation of diversity on our stages and in society.

We are a global leader of disability access in dance and continuously examine best practice. We actively advocate for the industry and the wider world to become more inclusive.


Lived Fiction has been developed as part of the project Protecting the Right to Culture of Persons with Disabilities and Enhancing Cultural Diversity through European Union Law: Exploring New Paths DANCING, a five year European Research Council funded interdisciplinary project at Maynooth University. Led by Professor of Law Delia Ferri, DANCING explores how EU law can promote cultural participation for people with disabilities. Working with researchers

from project DANCING, Stopgap’s artists engaged with recent developments in EU law and policy and sought input from a wide range of stakeholders, including artists, people with disabilities, and policymakers. This dialogue between researchers and artists has shaped how ‘Lived Fiction’ attempts to exemplify cultural practice that embraces accessibility as integral. The process of developing ‘Lived Fiction’ has also fed into the ongoing work of project DANCING, going beyond rational cognitive ways of knowing to generate deep insight within the project’s findings about what cultural diversity really means.

The project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European  Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme (grant agreement No. 864182).


Lived Fiction was created with additional support from: Arts Council England, DanceEast, Dance Ireland, Leche Trust, The Point – Eastleigh, University of Surrey. 

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