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 20 Jul 2019||The Color Purple||2.30pm|
|Wed 7 Aug 2019||Annie||2pm|
|Sat 24 Aug 2019||Grease The Musical||2.30pm|
|Sat 31 Aug 2019||West Side Story||2.30pm|
|Sat 7 Sep 2019||On Your Feet!||2.30pm|
|Sat 14 Sep 2019||Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet||2.30pm|
|Sat 28 Sep 2019||BRB Giselle||2.30pm|
|Sat 12 Oct 2019||Blood Brothers||2.30pm|
|Sat 19 Oct 2019||Some Like it Hip Hop||2.30pm|
|Fri 8 Nov 2019||WNO Carmen||7.15pm|
|Sat 23 Nov 2019||BRB The Nutcracker||2.30pm|
|Wed 15 & Sat 18 Jan 2020||Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs||2pm & 2.30pm|
|Sat 15 Feb 2020||The Red Shoes||2.30pm|
|Sat 22 Feb 2020||BRB Swan Lake||2.30pm|
|Sat 11 Apr 2020||Message in a Bottle||2.30pm|
|Sat 18 Apr 2020||Priscilla Queen of the Desert||2.30pm|
|Sat 2 May 2020||We Will Rock You||2.30pm|
|Sat 30 May 2020||MAMMA MIA!||2.30pm|
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 18 Jul 2019||The Color Purple||7.30pm|
|Wed 31 Jul 2019||Annie||7.30pm|
|Thu 15 Aug 2019||Grease The Musical||7.30pm|
|Thu 5 Sep 2019||On Your Feet!||7.30pm|
|Thu 3 Oct 2019||Blood Brothers||7.30pm|
|Sun 5 & Wed 8 Jan||Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs||1pm & 7.15pm|
|Thu 16 Apr 2020||Priscilla Queen of the Desert||7.30pm|
|Thu 23 Apr 2020||We Will Rock You||7.30pm|
|Thu 21 May 2020||MAMMA MIA!||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 17 Jul 2019||The Color Purple||7.30pm|
|Wed 21 Aug 2019||Grease The Musical||7.30pm|
|Fri 30 Aug 2019||West Side Story||7.30pm|
|Wed 4 Sep 2019||On Your Feet!||7.30pm|
|Tue 8 Oct 2019||Blood Brothers||7.30pm|
|Sun 12 Jan 2020||Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs||1pm & 7.15pm|
|Wed 15 Apr 2020||Priscilla Queen of the Desert||7.30pm|
|Wed 29 Apr 2020||We Will Rock You||7.30pm|
|Wed 20 May 2020||MAMMA MIA!||7.30pm|
Hearing Assisted Facilities
If you’d like a receiver for our infrared amplification system, just ask at our cloakroom.