Blind and Partially Sighted

Audio Description provides information about the visual elements of a production. The Box Office provides infra-red hearing systems, upon request, and audio description is delivered live, in between dialogue.
Free touch tours are available prior to all Hull Truck Theatre audio described productions and allow the audience to explore the set and costumes before the show. Touch tours begin one hour before the show and places must be booked, at the Box Office, a minimum of 48hrs before the performance.
You are welcome to bring your assistance dog into both The Heron and Studio Theatres. Please inform the Box Office staff, when booking, so that they can seat you appropriately. Alternatively, our Front of House team are happy to dog sit for you.

Audio Described Performance Dates

Jack Lear: Wed 30 Jan, 2pm (Touch Tour, 1pm)

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Princess & the Hustler: Wed 13 Mar, 7.30pm (Touch Tour, 6.30pm)

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We've Got Each Other: Sat 13 Apr, 8pm*

The Hired Man: Wed 12 Jun, 2pm (Touch Tour, 1pm)

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*this show will trial The Difference Engine AD and CAP mobile phone app.More information can be found here.


Front of House staff are trained as guides for visually impaired patrons and are always happy to assist. 

Infra-red Hearing System

The receiver is worn, like a stethoscope, in the ears with the Sennheiser logo facing away from your body. Both the volume and the balance can be adjusted by the wearer. 

The receiver is worn around the neck, like a necklace, with the Sennheiser logo facing away from your body. Both the volume and the balance can be adjusted by the wearer. The receiver can be used with most T-Loop compatible hearing aids or with in-ear earphones/over-head headphones that have a standard aux connection if you would like to provide your own. Alternatively we do have earphones and a small number of headphones available.

Large Print Brochures

Download the Jan - July 2019 large print brochure here (PDF)


The audio description and the touch tour were both amazing. It brought to life so many things id have missed out on.

Audience Member, The Culture - A Farce in Two Acts



Thank you for taking care of Polly [assistance dog]. I know she is in very good hands with you all, which leaves me to enjoy the show. As usual the audio describer did a fantastic job bringing to life the whole show making it a truly enthralling experience. Thank you all.

Attending the theatre is definitely more appealing these days with the opportunity of audio description as it makes such a difference to someone who is visually impaired.