Access Performances

Signed Performances

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

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin
Sat 20 Apr 2019, 7.30pm

Urban Jazz Dance Company
Fri 3 May, 7.30pm

On Your Feet!
Fri 7 Jun 2019, 7.30pm

The Color Purple
Fri 5 Jul 2019, 7.30pm

The Entertainer
Sat 31 Aug, 2.15pm

Grease
Thu 5 Sep 2019, 7.30pm

War Horse
Tue 1 Oct 2019, 7.30pm

West Side Story
Thu 12 Dec, 2.15pm

Captioned Performances

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

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin
Sat 20 Apr, 2.15pm

On Your Feet!
Thu 6 Jun, 7.30pm

The Color Purple
Tue 9 Jul, 7.30pm

Grease
Thu 12 Sep, 7.30pm

War Horse
Sat 28 Sep, 2.15pm

West Side Story
Wed 18 Dec, 2.15pm

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.

Northern Ballet‘s Victoria
Sat 6 Apr, 2.30pm
To listen to the Audio Insight for this performance, please click here.

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin
Sat 20 Apr, 7.30pm

On Your Feet!
Sat 8 Jun, 2.15pm

The Color Purple
Fri 12 Jul, 7.30pm

Grease
Wed 11 Sep, 2.15pm

War Horse
Fri 4 Oct, 7.30pm

West Side Story
Sat 14 Dec, 2.15pm
Sat 28 Dec, 7.30pm

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 usually 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 Box Office. Special seating is available for customers on audio described, captioned and British Sign Language Interpreted performances.

Northern Ballet‘s Victoria
Sat 6 Apr, 12 noon
To listen to the Audio Insight for this performance, please click here.

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin
Sat 20 Apr, 6pm

On Your Feet!
Sat 8 Jun, 12.45pm

The Color Purple
Fri 12 Jul, 6pm

Grease
Wed 11 Sep, 12.45pm

War Horse
Fri 4 Oct, 5.30pm

West Side Story
Sat 14 Dec, 12.45pm
Sat 28 Dec, 5.30pm

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.

Grease
Sat 7 Sep, 2.15pm

West Side Story
Sat 4 Jan, 2.15pm

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.

Grease
Thu 5 Sep, 2.15pm

West Side Story
Wed 8 Jan, 2.15pm