Access

Access Performances

Venues

When touring our productions, we encourage the venues that we work with to promote how their building is accessible. Go to the Venues page on our website, where you will find are links to the access information (if available) for each venue we tour to. 

Audio Description

We aim to provide audio description across every tour. To find out where and when audio described performances will be, go to the On Stage page and click on the show you want to see. By clicking 'Book Now', you will see a list of tour dates with audio described performances clearly noted. 

Touch Tours

A touch tour offers patrons an opportunity to see and interact with the set, costumes and props used in a show before watching the performance, in order to familiarise themselves with what to expect. Usually, a touch tour is available on the same day as the audio described performance at a venue, but due to Covid-19 we are currently unable to offer these. 

Sensory Introductions

However, we also have Sensory Introduction films, which offer a similar insight into the show if you are unable to attend a touch tour or when it isn’t offered. This resource introduces some of the sets, costumes and props that feature in the production. Each photo or video clip is accompanied by an audio description and some descriptions are followed by the sound made by interacting with the object. Sensory Introductions can be found on the Access tab on each show page. Go to the On Stage page and click on the show you want to see. 

Watch the Sensory Introduction for Nutcracker! below.  

Visual Guides

Visual Guides offer an introduction to the characters and story of a production, for anyone who would benefit from familiarising themselves with what to expect. 

You can look at the Visual Guide for Nutcracker! below. 

Relaxed Performances

In January 2022, we produced our first relaxed performance in collaboration with Mousetrap Theatre Projects and Sadler’s Wells Theatre. We hope to offer more relaxed performances in the future, so please keep an eye on our newsletter for more information. 

A relaxed performance is designed for those with learning or communication difficulties, those on the autistic spectrum, or anyone with other sensory or communication needs that would benefit from a relaxed environment. A welcoming environment is created by making adjustments to the lighting and sound so that they are not overwhelming, providing chill out spaces across the building in case anyone wants to leave the auditorium at any time, and disregarding the usual 'rules' of the theatre such as sitting still and staying quiet.