For each complex needs show, an independent academic evaluator undertakes an analysis of audience feedback from adults who have accompanied young people at a performance, and compiles their findings in a report.
In 2014 and 2015, Dr Andrea Creech of London University’s Institute of Education completed evaluations of TUBE (you can download the full report here) and THE BOUNCE (you can view and download the full report here).
Dr Maria Varvarigou of Canterbury Christ University completed an evaluation of LIGHT SHOW in 2016 (you can view and download the full report here), MIRROR MIRROR in 2017 (you can view and download the full report here), and KUBLA KHAN in 2018 (you can view and download the full report here).
Dr Maria Varvarigou's most recent evaluation is of SPLISH SPLASH. Below are her key findings and some audience feedback - you can view and download the full report here.
- 93% strongly agreed or agreed that they would recommend SPLISH SPLASH to others.
- 92% strongly agreed or agreed that SPLISH SPLASH was an enjoyable shared experience.
- 91% strongly agreed or agreed that the show was fun for the children attending.
- 91% strongly agreed or agreed that the child/children attending enjoyed the multi-sensory elements of SPLISH SPLASH.
All of the show was so brilliant! We loved how the performers engaged with our students. The music and gong were used to great effect. Also the show enabled an intimate experience and body contact with freedom of movement which some students rarely get... Our children have benefitted greatly from this experience, as have we
SPLISH SPLASH Audience feedback, St Francis School
Every child's need was met. We saw reactions in some children that we hadn't experienced before. Very emotional and very moving!
SPLISH SPLASH Audience feedback, Ysgol Y Deri
Everything was adapted perfectly... Tone, pitch, volume all attuned to match individual students when performers seen their responses... Thank you all for this amazing experience. The students joy and light in their hearts and eyes came shining through.
SPLISH SPLASH Audience feedback, Keelman's Way School
Due to the multi-sensory stimulus it has been the best response I have seen from a live performance.
SPLISH SPLASH Audience feedback, Humberston Park School
The whole production was absolutely amazing. It was relaxed, and [my child] loves the water so it helped in keeping him calm... It fully met his sensory needs, some fantastic sensory ideas as well... Thank you so much. It was lovely to see [him] do something with his sister.
SPLISH SPLASH Audience feedback, Noah's ark Children's Hospital for Wales
The whole performance offered something to all our students... All of them engaged and happy - allowed students to respond in own ways.
SPLISH SPLASH Audience feedback, Lakeside School
It was absolutely amazing, best experience/opportunity I've seen in a long time.
SPLISH SPLASH Audience feedback, Greenfield School