Who Are We?

Touchstone was established in 2002 by a small group of actors who met whilst working at the Royal Shakespeare Company. Together we started to create a fun, interactive and simple way of approaching Shakespeare and began to deliver workshops in schools.

Our highly skilled and experienced practitioners, who all come from a professional theatre background, have developed exercises and workshop structures to allow the ASC learner a safe and happy environment to flourish.

In addition to our specialism in ASC, we can provide workshops for all needs including MLD, PMLD and can cover all sensory needs. This includes school projects, family projects and community projects.

Touchstone’s body of work includes projects and partnerships with The National Theatre, The Royal Shakespeare Company, English Touring Theatre and many SEN, as well as mainstream, schools around the UK. Our most recent project, in collaboration with the National Theatre, is based on the production of “The Curious Incident of the dog in the Night-time” working with groups of autistic learners.


‘One of my colleagues said this was the best thing that they have experienced in any respect since they have been working at this school.
We have seen amazing things that our pupils can do that we didn’t realise before’.

Dr Helen Heyhoe – Richmond School for children with severe and complex disabilities