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Assisted Performances

We are committed to providing access for all, and offer a range of captioned, audio described, relaxed and sign language interpreted performances. You can find details of all the productions currently offering an assisted performance below.

Audio described performances
Live commentary via personalised headphones for blind or partially sighted patrons. Braille and Large Print cast lists will be available for these performances, with programme notes broadcast 15 minutes prior to the performance.

Touch Tours
Touch tours enable Blind and partially sighted people a unique opportunity to go onto the stage and explore the sets, costumes and props before the performance begins.

Captioned performances
English text displayed on a unit for people who are hard of hearing. Captions also include sound effects, offstage noises and character names.

Sign Language Interpreted Performances (SLIP)
A BSL interpreted performance is where the vocal line is interpreted into sign language. The interpreter stands at the front of the stage to one side allowing you to view both the signer and the production.


Assisted Performances

Shrek The Musical

SLIP: Wednesday 19 September 7pm
Audio Described: Saturday 22 September 2.30pm
Touch Tour: Saturday 22 September 1pm
Captioned: Saturday 22 September 2.30pm

Northern Ballet - The Three Musketeers

Audio Described: Saturday 6th October 2.30pm
Touch Tour: Saturday 6th October 12.00 - 1.15pm


Captioned: Wednesday 10 October, 7.30pm
Audio Described: Saturday 13 October, 2.30pm
Touch Tour: Saturday 13 October, 12.30pm

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Audio Described: Wednesday 24 October, 7.30pm
Touch Tour: Wednesday 24 October, 6pm

Opera North: Tosca

Audio Described: Friday 9 November, 7.30pm
Touch Tour: Friday 9 November, 6.15pm

Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake

Audio Described: Saturday 17 November 2.30pm
Touch Tour: Saturday 17 November 1pm

Nativity The Musical

SLIP: Friday 23 November 7pm

Peter Pan

SLIP: Thursday 13 December, 1.30pm
Audio Described: Saturday 15 December, 2.30pm
SLIP: Sunday 16 December, 1.30pm
Relaxed: Friday 4 January, 2.30pm
Captioned: Saturday 5 January, 2.30pm
Audio Described: Sunday 6 January, 1.30pm
SLIP: Friday 11 January, 7.15pm

The Gruffalo's Child & Stickman

Relaxed: Sunday 23 December, 3pm
(Please contact the Box Office on 0115 989 5555 to book.)


SLIP: Thursday 24 January, 7.30pm
Captioned: Saturday 26 January, 2.30pm
Audio Described: Saturday 26 January, 2.30pm

The Full Monty

Captioned: Saturday 9 February 2019, 2.30pm

RSC's Romeo & juliet

SLIP (integrated): Friday 22 February 2019, 7.30pm
Audio Described: Saturday 23 February 2019, 1.30pm
Captioned: Saturday 23 February 2019, 1.30pm

Opera North: The Magic Flute

Audio Described: Saturday 23 March 2019, 7pm
Captioned: Saturday 23 March 2019, 7pm
Touch Tour: Saturday 23 March 2019, 6.15pm

Benidorm Live

SLIP: Wednesday 27 March 2019, 7.30pm
Captioned: Thursday 28 March 2019, 7.30pm

Rock of Ages

SLIP: Thursday 4 April 2019, 7.30pm
Captioned: Saturday 6 April 2019, 2.30pm
Audio Described: Saturday 6 April 2019, 2.30pm

Kinky Boots

SLIP: Monday 3 June 2019, 7.30pm
Captioned: Thursday 6 June 2019, 7.30pm
Audio Described: Thursday 6 June 2019, 7.30pm