Book Tickets

Assisted Performances

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

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.

Touch Tour

Captioned performances

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.

Relaxed Performances

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...

Captioned - Saturday 6 August 2.30pm

Classic Thriller Season 2016 - House Guest
Audio Described - Saturday 6 August 3pm

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

Opera North - Il tabarro / Suor Angelica
Audio Described - Friday 18 November 7pm
Touch Tour Friday 18 November 5.45pm

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

Sunny Afternoon
SLIP - Friday 27 January 2017 7.30pm. Interpreted by Theatresign.

Sister Act
Audio Described - Saturday 11 February 2017 2.30pm
Captioned - Saturday 11 February 2017 2.30pm

Matthew Bourne's production of The Red Shoes
Audio Described - Saturday 11 March 2017 2.30pm

Opera North - Hansel and Gretel
SLIP - Wednesday 22 March 2017 7pm. Interpreter Paul Whittaker
Audio Described - Saturday 25 March 7pm

Opera North - Cinderella
Audio Described - Saturday 25 March 2017 2pm
Touch Tour Saturday 25 March 12.45pm

The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time
SLIP - Friday 7 April 2017 7.30pm
Audio Described & Captioned - Saturday 8 April 2.30pm
Touch Tour - Satirday 8 April 12.30pm

War Horse
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.

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For a full guide to Audio Described, Captioned and British Sign Language interpreted performances at a variety of local theatres visit

For more information on our assisted performances please call Emily Noakes on 0115 989 5609 or email