Access Performances

Signed Performances

A number of performances and events are British Sign Language interpreted. Please refer to the show pages for more information.

George’s Marvellous Medicine – Sat 23 Dec, 3.30pm

Scrooge – Tue 5 Dec, 7.30pm & Sat 23 Dec, 2.30pm

Captioned Performances

Selected performances are captioned. Captions convert the spoken word  into visible text as they are spoken, via a display screen on stage.

Hedda Gabler – Sat 28 Oct, 2.15pm

George’s Marvellous Medicine – Wed 3 Jan, 1.30pm

Scrooge – Thu 4 Jan, 7.30pm

Audio Described Performances

Selected performances are audio described where key visual aspects of a performance are described live via a headset. Headsets which receive the description can be  reserved in advance via the Ticket office and may be collected prior to the performance. Season brochures are available in large print and audio CD on request.

Things I Know to be True – Sat 14 Oct, 2.15pm

Hedda Gabler – Thu 26 Oct, 7.30pm

Scrooge – Tue 19 Dec, 7.30pm & Sat 6 Jan, 2.30pm

George’s Marvellous Medicine – Fri 5 Jan, 3.30pm

Touch Tours

Touch Tours are a tactile tour of the stage allowing customers who are blind or partially sighted greater access to the performance. Tours take place 90 minutes prior to the start of an audio described performance. The timings listed below are the start times of the Touch Tour. Places on the tour should be booked in advance via the Ticket Office. Special seating is available for customers on audio described, captioned and British Sign Language Interpreted performances.

Things I Know to be True – Sat 14 Oct, 2.15pm

Hedda Gabler – Thu 26 Oct, 5.30pm

Scrooge – Tue 19 Dec, 6pm & Sat 6 Jan, 1pm

George’s Marvellous Medicine – Fri 5 Jan, 2pm

Relaxed Performances

Relaxed performances are tailored and aimed at anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed performance environment. The atmosphere in the auditorium will be relaxed and audience members will be free to come and go as they please and make noise if they want to.

Scrooge – Sun 17 Dec, 1pm

George’s Marvellous Medicine – Sat 13 Jan, 3.30pm

Dementia Friendly Performances

Dementia friendly performances are tailored to meet the specific needs of people living with dementia. They include adaptations to the show, clearer visual markers and signage in the physical environment and a relaxed attitude to movement and audience responses during the show.

To find out more about what a dementia friendly performance entails, you can watch footage from our Oliver! dementia friendly performance.

Scrooge – Wed 3 Jan, 2.30pm

We are delighted to announce that this year’s Dementia Friendly performance of Scrooge will be sponsored by Pukka Pies.