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.

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.

Watch our dress rehearsal archive recording of My Beautiful Laundrette

Our dress rehearsal archive recording of Hanif Kureishi’s My Beautiful Laundrette is now available to watch online with integrated Audio Description for blind and partially sighted audience members.

The recording is supported with an audio introduction, giving details about the play, characters, set and more. To listen to the introduction, please click here.

Both the audio description and introduction are kindly provided by Nadine Beasley and Kate Taylor-Davies of Talking Sense Audio Description Services, with support from Sound Engineer Gary Giles.

Upcoming Audio Described Performances

Promotional artwork for The Color Purple in Concert featuring T'Shan Williams as Celie in our 2019 production.

The Color Purple in Concert

Tue 1 Dec 2020, 7.30pm

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Promotional artwork for Sunset Boulevard in Concert featuring Ria Jones as Norma Desmond and Danny Mac as Joe Gillis in our 2017 production.

Sunset Boulevard in Concert

Wed 30 Dec 2020, 7.30pm

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Promotional artwork for Memoirs of an Asian Football Casual featuring characters Riaz and Suf jumping in the air.

Memoirs of an Asian Football Casual

Thu 4 Feb 2021, 2.30pm

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Promotional artwork for Sister Act

Sister Act

Rescheduled performance
Sat 25 Sep 2021, 2.15pm
Touch Tour from 12.45pm

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Promotional artwork for Six - The Musical.

SIX

Rescheduled performance
Wed 29 Sep 2021, 8pm
Touch Tour from 5.30pm

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Promotional artwork for The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

Rescheduled performance
Tue 21 Dec 2021, 2.15pm
Touch Tour from 12.45pm

Wed 12 Jan 2022, 7.30pm
Touch Tour from 6pm

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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.