RelaxedRelaxed performances are specifically designed to welcome people who will benefit from a more relaxed performance environment. For example, families with young children, people with an Autism Spectrum Condition, sensory and communication disorders, or a learning disability. These performances have a relaxed attitude to noise and movement, and have some small changes to the lighting and sound effects.We'll also provide a Quiet Space away from other people and the event.Relaxed Performances
BSL InterpretedBritish Sign Language is the most common sign language in the UK. For any shows that are BSL Interpreted, a professional signer is on stage. Events will have information on where that interpreter is located to allow bookers to choose the seats with the best visibility.BSL Performances
Audio description provides a running commentary for blind and partially sighted theatregoers. Special, lightweight headsets describe the action essential to understanding the story between dialogue. As well as other visual information like the style and design of a production, facial expressions, and visual jokes. Headsets are available from The Box Office. There may also be an associated Touch Tour, roughly 30 minutes before the performance start time.Audio Described Performances
Captioned events fall into three categories:Surtitled: Predominantly during a theatre or opera performance, surtitles translate spoken or sung dialogue on stage. Subtitled: On screen captioning translating foreign language into another, mainly used on film. Captioned: Captions will transcribe sound to text, including dialogue, some of the score and significant sounds and noises in the language that is spoken. We're also introducing the use of Talking Birds' Difference Engine as another option for captioning.Captioned Performances
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We offer free companion tickets for anyone visiting our events who may need to bring a friend, relative or carer with them. These tickets are available through the Box Office by calling, emailing or dropping in to see us.
You're welcome to bring your assistance dog with you. See more on our Around the Building page.
It is so wonderful to be able to go to the theatre with my friends and to share the experience with them through audio description.Blind/Partially Sighted Audio Description User
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We're committed to improving our services for all customers because we want you to enjoy your visit with us. We're always happy to receive feedback from our customers or provide extra assistance if you need it.