Access Performances

Signed Performances

Signed Performances are presented with British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation. The signer will be positioned on one side of the stage, and our Box Office team can advise on the best seats for viewing the interpretation. Suitable for those that are d/Deaf or hard-of-hearing.

The Entertainer
Drama
Sat 31 Aug, 2.15pm

Grease
Musical
Thu 5 Sep, 7.30pm

War Horse
Drama
Tue 1 Oct, 7.30pm

West Side Story
Musical
Thu 12 Dec, 7.30pm

Giraffes Can’t Dance
Family
Sat 14 Dec, 4.30pm

The Phantom of the Opera
Musical
Thu 19 Mar, 7.30pm

I Think We Are Alone
Drama
Fri 27 Mar, 7.30pm

A Monster Calls
Drama
Thu 28 May, 2.15pm

Captioned Performances

Captioned Performances see spoken words or songs converted into visible text as they are delivered, via a display screen on stage. Captions can aid audience members that: are d/Deaf or hard-of-hearing; have English as a second language; or find it difficult to follow spoken word. our Box Office team can advise on the best seats for viewing the captions.

Grease
Musical
Thu 12 Sep, 7.30pm

War Horse
Drama
Sat 28 Sep, 2.15pm

My Beautiful Laundrette
Drama
Thu 3 Oct, 7.15pm

One Under
Drama
Tue 29 Oct, 7.45pm
Wed 30 Oct, 7.45pm

West Side Story
Musical
Wed 18 Dec, 2.15pm
Tue 2 Jan, 7.30pm

Giraffes Can’t Dance
Family
Sat 21 Dec, 10.30am

The Phantom of the Opera
Musical
Tue 17 Mar, 7.30pm

I Think We Are Alone
Drama
Sat 28 Mar, 2.15pm

Sister Act
Musical
Tue 28 Apr, 7.30pm

A Monster Calls
Drama
Sat 30 May, 2.15pm

Audio Described Performances

During Audio Described Performances, key visual aspects of the show are described live via a headset, which can be reserved in advance via the Box Office and collected prior to the performance. Suitable for audience members with visual impairments.

Grease
Musical
Wed 11 Sep, 2.15pm

War Horse
Drama
Fri 4 Oct, 7.30pm

My Beautiful Laundrette
Drama
Sat 5 Oct, 2.30pm

One Under
Drama
Tue 29 Oct, 7.45pm
Wed 30 Oct, 7.45pm

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

Giraffes Can’t Dance
Family
Sat 28 Dec, 4.30pm

The Phantom of the Opera
Musical
Thu 19 Mar, 7.30pm

I Think We Are Alone
Drama
Sat 28 Mar, 7.30pm

Northern Ballet: Cinderella
Dance
Sat 4 Apr, 2.30pm

The audio description for Cinderella will be led by ex-Premier Dancer Pippa Moore and a specialist VocalEyes practitioner. Also includes pre-show notes from 2.15pm. Click here to listen to the audio advert for Cinderella.

Sister Act
Musical
Sat 2 May, 2.15pm

Touch Tours

An accompaniment to Audio Described Performances, Touch Tours are a tactile tour of the stage allowing audience members with visual impairments greater access to the performance. Tours usually take place 90 minutes (or earlier) prior to the start of an Audio Described Performance. The timings below are the start times of the Touch Tours, and places on these tours should be booked in advance via the Box Office.

Grease
Musical
Wed 11 Sep, 12.45pm

War Horse
Drama
Fri 4 Oct, 5.30pm

My Beautiful Laundrette
Drama
Sat 5 Oct, 1pm

West Side Story
Musical
Sat 14 Dec, 12.45pm
Sat 28 Dec, 6.00pm

I Think We Are Alone
Drama
Sat 28 Mar, 6pm

Northern Ballet: Cinderella
Dance
Sat 4 Apr, 12 noon
Click here to listen to the audio advert for Cinderella.

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, click here to watch footage from our Oliver! dementia friendly performance.

Grease
Musical
Thu 5 Sep, 2.15pm

West Side Story
Musical
Wed 8 Jan, 2.15pm

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
Musical
Sat 7 Sep, 2.15pm
Click here to download our Relaxed Performance Pack for Grease

Giraffes Can’t Dance
Family
Sat 28 Dec, 10.30am

West Side Story
Musical
Sat 4 Jan, 2.15pm