Photographer: Anita Murphy

Phillida Eves | Ireland | Interactive Theatre
In Person

Hear Our Voice!

Please note: Hear Our Voice! will be in residence at St. Joseph's Special School, Newcastle and is not available for bookings outside this setting at this time.

Hear Our Voice! is an interactive show designed specifically for a small audience of children on the autistic spectrum, children with learning disabilities and children with sensory needs.

Phillida Eves takes the children on an enticing journey with live music and multi-sensory fun. Join her on a camping adventure in the woods and share wild food with an unexpected guest. Get warm and cosy around the campfire and fall asleep under a beautiful canopy of stars and a full moon. Wake to a rousing dawn chorus of birds and frogs and explore all the elements of nature. A delightful opportunity to share live music and multi-sensory experiences on a camping trip together.

Hear Our Voice! was developed in partnership with Galway Autism Partnership with funding from Small Towns, Big Ideas as part of Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture. Co-creators were the children on the autistic spectrum in Galway ETN School, musician Michael Chang and puppeteers from Rijeka City Puppet Theatre as part of Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture. The project had early mentorship from Tim Webb, Oily Cart Theatre Company, and was shared as a work in progress at Tobogan Festival Rijeka, Croatia in July 2019.


Phillida Eves

Phillida Eves is a multi-sensory artist and educator based in Galway. She is passionate about creating multi-sensory musical experiences and theatrical performances with and for neurodiverse children and young people.

Phillida regularly works collaboratively with musicians and partners with local special and mainstream schools. Galway Autism Partnership (GAP) and the children are key co-creators in her work.

Phillida is involved with European Projects, collaborating with Rijeka City Puppet Theatre, Croatia in creating sensory work and as part of PUSH+ and the Creative Lab, Different Bodies.

The Abbey Theatre 5 x 5 Initiative in 2019 included the project Listen Up! a collaboration with children on the autistic spectrum and Phillida.

Phillida is a Creative Associate with Creative Schools, Ireland, and has 18 years experience as a teacher in special schools. She is constantly researching and finding creative ways to engage the children and to give them a voice in the creative process.


This event is only available to the students of St Joseph's Special School, Newcastle.