Audio described performances
Live commentary via personalised headphones for blind or partially sighted patrons. Braille and Large Print cast lists will be available for these performances, with programme notes broadcast 15 minutes prior to the performance.
Touch tours allow visually impaired people a unique opportunity to go onto the stage and explore the sets, costumes and props before the performance begins.
English text displayed on a unit for people with hearing impairments.
For more information on captioned performances please watch the video below.
Sign Language Interpreted Performances (SLIP)
A BSL interpreted performance is where the vocal line is interpreted into sign language. The interpreter stands at the front of the stage to one side allowing you to view both the signer and the production.
Designed for anyone who would benefit from a more easy-going environment, including people with Autism Spectrum Conditions, learning disabilities or dementia, and families with babies. The lights will remain up in the auditorium and loud sound effects will be dampened. You're free to move around and make noise, or leave the theatre at any time. Extra staff will be available to assist with seating and access arrangements. We also produce visual stories to help you prepare for your visit.
Forthcoming Assisted Performances...
RSC - A Midsummer Night's Dream: A Play for the Nation
Captioned - Saturday 7 May 1.15pm
Audio Described - Saturday 7 May 1.15pm. Described by Caroline Burn
Touch Tour Saturday 7 May 11.30am
Breakfast At Tiffany's
SLIP - Thursday 12 May 7.30pm. Interpreter Janet Guest
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
SLIP - Friday 20 May 7.30pm. Interpreter Clare Edwards
Captioned - Saturday 21 May 2.30pm
Touch Tour - Saturday 21 May 1.30pm
Audio Described - Saturday 21 May 2.30pm
Audio Described - Tuesday 21 June 2016 7.30pm
SLIP - Tuesday 21 June 2016 7.30pm. Interpreter Donna Ruane
Captioned - Thursday 23 June 2016 7.30pm
Guys and Dolls
SLIP - Friday 24 June 7.30pm. Interpreter Donna Ruane
Captioned - Saturday 25 June 2.30pm
Captioned - Saturday 6 August 2.30pm
SLIP - Thursday 18 August 7.30pm. Interpreter Donna Ruane
Audio Described - Saturday 20 August 2.30pm. Described by Anne Hornsby
The Full Monty
SLIP - Thursday 29 September 7.30pm. Interpreter is Vicky Pannell.
Northern Ballet - Beauty & The Beast
Audio Described - Saturday 5 November 2.30pm
Touch Tour Insight - Saturday 5 November 12-1.15pm
A Tale of Two Cities
Captioned - Wednesday 23 November 7.30pm by Neale Birch
Audio Described - Saturday 26 November 2.30pm
Touch Tour - Saturday 26 November 1pm
Ghost The Musical
Captioned - Saturday 3 December 2.30pm
Jack & The Beanstalk
SLIP - Thursday 15 December 1.30pm, Sunday 18 December 1.30pm, Friday 13 January 7.15pm. Interpreter Donna Ruane
Audio Described - Saturday 17 December 2.30pm, Sunday 8 January 1.30pm
Captioned - Saturday 7 January 2.30pm
Relaxed Performances - Thursday 5 January 1.30pm & 7.15pm. Interpreter Donna Ruane
SLIP - Friday 27 January 2017 7.30pm. Interpreted by Theatresign.
Audio Described - Saturday 11 February 2.30pm
Captioned - Saturday 11 February 2.30pm
SLIP - Saturday 24 March 2018 2.30pm. Interpreter Donna Ruane
Audio Described - Saturday 24 March 2018 2.30pm. Audio Described by Vocaleyes.
Captioned - Thursday 29 March 2018 7.30pm by Stagetext.
For a full guide to Audio Described, Captioned and British Sign Language interpreted performances at a variety of local theatres visit sceneandsound.co.uk
For more information on our assisted performances please call Emily Noakes on 0115 989 5609 or email email@example.com
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