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More Than Words

Creative arts and healthy living activities

Is your child an aspiring actor or a drama queen? 

More Than Words is not-for-profit community interest company that provides creative arts and healthy living activities for people of all abilities, aged 17 and over. This includes young people and adults with physical, learning or sensory disabilities, autism and/or communication difficulties.

We use music, dance, drama and inclusive sports activities to help people to develop their confidence, express themselves and achieve their aspirations. 

Our base has level access and includes:

  • a fabulous theatre-style studio space
  • fully equipped sensory room
  • breakout space
  • hygiene room, with changing bed, hoist, accessible toilet and washbasin.

We offer full-day and half-day sessions, including:

  • Performers - music, drama and singing
  • Movers - inclusive sports, gentle exercise, healthy lifestyles
  • Academy - a mix of everything we do, including planning and cooking healthy meals
  • Theatre Company - creating plays and rehearsing for performances out in the community
  • Prop Shop - arts and crafts, making the props we use in our plays
  • Community Options - going out in the community, e.g. educational visits, leisure pursuits, etc.
  • Drumming Circle - creating positive changes in emotional wellbeing and communication through musical interaction

The emphasis is on developing confidence, becoming more independent, making new friends and having fun!

We provide group support at a ratio of 3:1 and can provide 1:1 or 2:1 support for an additional charge. Individuals can also bring their own PA if they prefer.


Who to contact

Contact Name
Melissa Pettigrew
Contact Position
Student Services Manager
01942 735426
More Than Words website

Where to go

More Than Words
Unit 2 The Edge
Pottery Terrace
Greater Manchester

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Open Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9am to 4pm, and Thursdays 9am to 6.30pm
Time of day

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£35.00 Per Half Day
£70.00 Per Day

We welcome self-funders and people in receipt of Personal Health Budgets or Direct Payments.


Referral required
Referral Details

We welcome self-referrals, and referrals from professionals.

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Wigan Council do not carry out suitability checks, we strongly recommended that you always check with providers that their service or activity meets your requirements.  Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information provided in this directory, we do not accept any responsibility or liability for any errors that have occurred. There are links within the directory that take you to external websites which are not managed by Wigan Council therefore we have no control of their content.  We offer an impartial service and we cannot recommend or endorse any providers listed.

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