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.
|Fri 13 Nov||WNO The Barber of Seville||7.15pm|
|Wed 13 Jan & Sat 16 Jan 2021||Goldilocks and the Three Bears||2pm & 2.30pm|
|Fri 1 May 2021||WNO Il trovatore||4pm|
|Wed 5 May 2021||Message In A Bottle||2pm|
|Sat 29 May 2021||We Will Rock You||2.30pm|
|Sat 14 May 2022||MAMMA MIA!||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.
|Wed 6 Jan 2021||Goldilocks and the Three Bears||7.15pm|
|Thu 20 May 2021||We Will Rock You||7.30pm|
|Thu 12 May 2022||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.
|Sun 10 Jan 2021||Goldilocks and the Three Bears||1pm & 5.15pm|
|Wed 26 May 2021||We Will Rock You||7.30pm|
|Wed 11 May 2022||MAMMA MIA!||2.30pm|
Hearing Assisted Facilities
If you’d like a receiver for our infrared amplification system, just ask at our cloakroom.