Blind and Partially Sighted

Audio description provides information about the visual elements of a production. The Box Office provides infra-red headsets, upon request and audio description is delivered live, in between dialogue.
Touch Tours are available one hour prior to the audio described show and allow visually impaired patrons the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the set, costumes and props. Places must be booked with the Box Office, 48hrs in advance.
If you are going to be accompanied by an assistance dog please contact the Box Office, in advance of booking, so that we can make arrangements to either seat you together in the auditorium or dog sit for you.


Audio Described Performance Dates

Click the dates below to go directly to the seating plan to book tickets.

Prince Charming's Christmas Cracker: Tue 29 Dec 2020, 2pm

Audio flyer coming soon!

A Midsummer Night's Dream: Due to be rescheduled

Click the speaker icon to listen to the show audio flyer

The Railway Children: Sat 18 Dec 2021, 2pm 

Audio flyer coming soon! 

Touch Tours are available approx 1 hour prior to an Audio Described show and for the benefit of blind and partially sighted customers. Places must be booked at least 48hrs in advance, at the Box Office.

For safety reasons we will not be able to offer a Touch Tour for Prince Charming's Christmas Cracker however an 'Audio Tour' will be available to listen to, or download, in advance of the Audio Described performance. Check the show page closer to the date.


Guides

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

Infra-red Hearing System

STETHOSET
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. 
INDUCTION LOOP
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.

IMPORTANT: If you would like to use one of our infra-read hearing systems we ask that you provide your own ear or headphones (standard 3.5mm connection) at this time. You can reserve your hearing system by contacting the Box Office in advance of the show.

Downloadable Large Print Brochures

Jan-Jul 2020 Large Print Brochure (opens in new tab)

 

The audio description and the touch tour were both amazing. It brought to life so many things i'd 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 shows. As usual the audio describer did a fantastic job bringing to life the whole show making it a truly enthralling experience. Thank you all.