D/deaf, Deafened and Hard of Hearing

Theatre captions are similar to television subtitles and convert spoken word in to visible text that provides those who are deaf, deafened or hard of hearing with access to live performances.
British Sign Language (BSL) interpreted performance feature an interpreter who describes the production for those who communicate using BSL. This is done using gestures, facial expressions and body language.
You are welcome to bring your assistance dog into both The Heron and the Studio Theatres. Please inform the box office staff, when booking, so that we can seat you appropriately. Alternatively, our front of house team are happy to dog sit for you.

Captioned Performance Dates

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

The Greatest Play in the History of the World: Thurs 10 June, 7.30pm

Everything I Own: Thur 24 June, 7.30pm

Hull & High Water: Thur 8 July, 7.30pm

On demand events will also be captioned. Please check the on demand event webpages for more details.

The Railway Children: Thu 30 Dec 2021, 2pm


BSL Interpreted Performance Dates

Check back here for BSL interpreted performance dates.

Infra-red Hearing System

Our infra-red hearing systems can be used to amplify and adjust the volume of the show, for anyone who is hard of hearing.


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.

IMPORTANT: If you would like to use one of our infra-red hearing systems you can reserve your hearing system by contacting the Box Office in advance of the show.


Once you're set up with online access it is the easiest and quickest way currently offered within the city, or anywhere else i know, for booking accessible tickets.