The LBT is the home of resident companies Dark Horse and Chol Theatre.
Dark Horse is a national touring theatre company which premieres new work. An ensemble of learning disabled actors feature in productions and exceptional non learning disabled actors from the broader industry are also cast in tours.
The work is both vitally physical and text based, features original composed music and is always visually impactful. Appealing to a broad, general and adult audience, the company’s work is always new, and has a reputation for surprise, innovation and the ability to reverse expectation in powerful and challenging ways, exploring stories and ideas which reflect the human condition to an audience.
Chol create arts and culture projects that challenge discrimination and explores the values of diversity within society. The artistic programme is driven by a desire to involve people in making art that responds to identity and locality.