Extraordinary Bodies Young Artists (EBYA) is a professionally led inclusive performance company for emerging artists, based at Lighthouse Poole’s Centre for the Arts. The company meet weekly developing new talent, working with people aged 16-30 years. They create contemporary devised performances, working across theatre, dance, aerial circus and music.

Watch the video below to meet some of the company.

EBYA want to reshape the performing arts, so that every young person has the opportunity to experience and pursue their artistic potential, regardless of any barriers they may face.

EBYA have previously performed in Exeter, Unlimited Festival in London, Inside Out Festival in Dorset, Circus City and Doing Things Differently in Bristol, as well as performances at Theatre Royal Plymouth, Lighthouse Poole and the National Centre for Circus Arts. The company have also participated in international projects in Bosnia, Portugal and Italy with The Complete Freedom of Truth.

EBYA 2017

EBYA are currently on tour with their latest show, Becoming.
Becoming is about growing up. It’s not yet arriving at the destination, but constantly Becoming the person you really are.

The show premiered at The Lighthouse Poole at the end of August and toured to Circus City in Bristol and Roundhouse in Poole over the autumn. A huge thanks to all those who pledged to our Crowdfunder to help us raise £5,282 to make the tour possible!


EBYA run an audition process once a year, the next auditions will take place 27th January 2018. Join our newsletter and follow us on Facebook to hear as soon as applications are open.
You can meet the current company here.


We have qualified support workers at each session to meet the access needs of all participants and our rehearsal space is fully accessible.

For more information

Contact Eilís, Artistic Director of EBYA for more information: eilis@diversecity.org.uk



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