Relaxed performances are open to anyone, but are intended to cater for people with special needs who may find going to the theatre challenging, in particular people with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, learning disability or sensory and communication disorder.
At relaxed performances, we encourage an atmosphere where everyone feels safe and able to react to a show as they wish. Fewer seats are available for sale, providing increased wheelchair capacity and giving audience members more space to make them feel more comfortable. Attendees are also welcome to walk in and out of the auditorium and make noise throughout a production. Certain aspects of staging are also specially adapted for the audience. For instance, the script may be adjusted, bright lights and loud noises reduced and house lights raised so the auditorium is not completely dark.
There is also a calm space near to the auditorium, set up with beanbags, sensory toys and bubble lights, that can be accessed throughout the show. All of our front of house staff have specialist training in advance of a relaxed performance.
Current Relaxed Performances now on sale:
|Thu 26 Jan 2017||12 noon|
|Mon 3 Jul 2017||The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time||7.30pm|
|Wed 24 Jan 2018||Cinderella||12 noon & 6.15pm|
For further information, please contact Liz Leck, Creative Learning Manager, on 0121 689 3064 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note, this contact is for information only. Bookings MUST be made through the Ticket Sales number on 0844 338 5000 (Call cost 4.5p per min plus access charge).
With thanks to all the supporters, volunteers and funders of our Relaxed Performance programme.
We are grateful for all donations from customers and supporters, including those through previous Big Give campaigns. And to our wonderful volunteers who assist making our Relaxed Performances truly memorable.
- Irwin Mitchell
Trusts and Foundations
- Birmingham Bodenham Trust
- Dumbreck Charity
- G. J. W Turner Trust
- Grimmitt Trust
- Henry James Sayer Charity
- W. E. Dunn Trust
- The Xoserve Foundation