Here you will find all our dates of audio-described, captioned or British Sign Language (BSL) interpreted performances.
We offer concessions for people with access requirements. These vary from show to show. It is always best to book through our Access phone line 0121 689 1060 when booking assisted performances.
Audio Described Performances
Audio-description in theatre is a live verbal commentary on the visual elements of a production as it unfolds. The description gives only the essential information that a visually impaired patron might miss. Upcoming audio-described performances are listed here.
|Sat 2 May||We Will Rock You||2.30pm|
|Wed 6 May||WNO The Marriage of Figaro||7pm|
|Sat 30 May||MAMMA MIA!||2.30pm|
|Sat 6 Jun||Bring It On||2.30pm|
|Sat 27 Jun||BRB Don Quixote||2.30pm|
|Sat 4 Jul||Les Misérables||2.30pm|
|Sat 25 Jul||SIX||6pm|
|Thu 20 Aug||The Phantom of the Opera||2pm|
|Sat 26 Sep||Sister Act||2.30pm|
|Sat 17 Oct||Hairspray||2.30pm|
|Fri 30 Oct||Slava’s Snowshow||7.30pm|
For most audio-described performance we do, we have a Touch Tour that precedes the show. Touch Tours must be booked in advance through Ticket Sales. Times for the Touch Tours will be confirmed on booking. Our Touch Tours allow visually impaired patrons the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the set, props and costumes.
If you have an assistance dog, please advise Box Office at the time of booking and they can then allocate the most appropriate seating for you or make adequate provision to care for your dog during the performance.
Captioning is similar to television subtitling and gives deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people access to live performances. The actors’ words appear on a display unit at the same time as they are spoken or sung. Speaker names, sound effects and off stage noises are also shown. Please note: when booking please ask for seats suitable for seeing the captions. It is best to book seats for Captioned Performances via Ticket Sales rather than online.
|Thu 23 Apr||We Will Rock You||7.30pm|
|Thu 21 May||MAMMA MIA!||7.30pm|
|Thu 4 Jun||Bring It On||7.30pm|
|Thu 16 Jul||Les Misérables||7.30pm|
|Thu 23 Jul||SIX||8pm|
|Wed 26 Aug||The Phantom of the Opera||7.30pm|
|Thu 17 Sep||Sister Act||7.30pm|
|Thu 15 Oct||Hairspray||7.30pm|
BSL British Sign Language Interpreted Performances
Sign-language is a visual means of communicating using gestures, facial expression and body language. Within Britain the most common form of Sign Language is called British Sign Language (BSL). Seats are assigned close to the signer.
|Wed 29 Apr||We Will Rock You||7.30pm|
|Wed 20 May||MAMMA MIA!||7.30pm|
|Fri 5 Jun||Bring It On||7.30pm|
|Wed 8 Jul||Les Misérables||7.30pm|
|Wed 22 Jul||SIX||6pm|
|Wed 12 Aug||The Phantom of the Opera||7.30pm|
|Wed 23 Sep||Sister Act||7.30pm|
|Wed 14 Oct||Hairspray||7.30pm|
Hearing Assisted Facilities
If you’d like a receiver for our infrared amplification system, just ask at our cloakroom.