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Accessible Performances

Warwick Arts Centre aims to be welcoming to all our communities. We're committed to making your visit as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

We offer several types of enhanced performances. To find out what's on, please choose the 'Accessible Performances' filter on our What's On page. We also provide our brochures in digital, Braille, and large size formats.

Relaxed

Relaxed 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.

Relaxed Performances

BSL Interpreted

British 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 Described

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

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
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

Require Further Assistance?

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.