Audio Described Performances with Touch Tours

During these performances, audio describers provide a live, verbal commentary on key visual aspects of the show for audience members who are Blind or partially sighted. The description is presented via a personal headset, and includes an audio introduction to the show before the performance starts.

To reserve a headset, please contact our Box Office team in advance by emailing [email protected], or by calling the team on 0116 242 3595. Headsets will be available for collection from the Box Office prior to the performance.


Touch Tours

An accompaniment to audio described performances, Touch Tours are a tactile tour of the stage allowing audience members who are Blind or partially sighted greater access to the performance. Tours usually take place 90 minutes (or earlier) prior to the start of an Audio Described Performance.

Please note that all upcoming Touch Tours are to be confirmed, subject to guidance.

To reserve your place on our Touch Tours, please contact our Box Office team in advance by emailing [email protected], or by calling the team on 0116 242 3595.

Upcoming Audio Described Performances

Promotional artwork for Waitress, showing Jenna Dawn and Becky in the diner. They are wearing blue dresses and white aprons, holding order pads in their hands. Pink text reads Waitress is coming to Leicester.

Waitress

Sat 29 Jan 2022, 2.15pm
Touch Tour from 12.45pm (TBC)

Audio Describers: VocalEyes – Claire Simpson and Tony McBride

Please note there will not be a Touch Tour at this performance.

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Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Sun 10 Feb, 5pm

Audio Describers: VocalEyes – Jo Myers and Jane Ensell

Please note there will not be a Touch Tour at this performance.

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Beautiful - The Carole King Musical

Fri 11 Mar, 7.30pm
Touch Tour from 6pm (TBC)

Audio Describers: Talking Sense – Nadine Beasley and Kate Taylor-Davies

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Graeae's The Paradis Files

Fri 8 – Sat 9 Apr

All performances will creatively integrate BSL, captioning and audio description.

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The Da Vinci Code

Thu 19 May 2022, 2.15pm
Touch Tour from 12.45pm (TBC)

Audio Describers: VocalEyes

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Billy Elliot The Musical

Sat 13 Aug 2022, 2.15pm
Touch Tour from 12.45pm (TBC)

Audio Describers: Talking Sense – Nadine Beasley and Kate Taylor-Davies

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MAMMA MIA!

Sat 24 Sep 2022, 2.15pm
Touch Tour from 12.45pm (TBC)

Audio Describers: VocalEyes – Julia Grundy and Jane Ensell

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Promotional artwork for Sister Act - The Musical.

Sister Act

Rescheduled performance
Sat 29 Oct 2022, 2.15pm
Touch Tour from 12.45pm (TBC)

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Promotional artwork for The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

Rescheduled performances
Tue 20 Dec 2022, 2.15pm
Touch Tour from 12.45pm (TBC)

Thu 5 Jan 2023, 7.30pm
Touch Tour from 6pm (TBC)

Audio Describers: Talking Sense – Nadine Beasley and Kate Taylor-Davies

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TICKETS FOR ESSENTIAL CARERS

Audience members who would benefit from the support of a companion during their visit may be eligible for a free Essential Carer ticket with each standard ticket booked for a performance.

To access the concession, we recommend joining our Access Register Scheme so that you don’t need to resubmit evidence each time you book. For more details about the register, please see our Access page.