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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 allow visually impaired 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 with hearing impairments.

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

Sally Morgan

SLIP: Thursday 25 May 2017

Funny Girl

SLIP: Wednesday 14 June 7.30pm
Captioned: Friday 16 June 7.30pm
Audio Described: Saturday 17 June 2.30pm
Touch Tour: Saturday 17 June 12.45pm

The Addams Family

SLIP: Wednesday 28 June 7.30pm


SLIP: Wednesday 18 October 7.30pm
Audio Described: Thursday 19 October 7.30pm
Captioned: Thursday 19 October 7.30pm

Opera North tickets Little Greats

Opera North: Trouble in Tahiti & Trial by Jury

Audio Described: Friday 3 November 7.15pm.
Touch Tour: Friday 3 November 6pm

The Little Mermaid

Audio Described: Saturday 11 November 2.30pm
Touch Tour/Workshop: Saturday 11 November 12 - 1.15pm

Beauty and the Beast Pantomime

SLIP: Thursday 14 December 1.30pm,
Sunday 17 December 1.30pm & Friday 12 January 7.15pm.
Audio Described: Saturday 16 December 2.30pm & Sunday 7 January 1.30pm.
Captioned: Saturday 6 January 2.30pm
Relaxed: Wednesday 10 January 1.30pm

Opera North Madama Butterfly

Opera North: Madama Butterfly

Audio Described: Thursday 15 March 7.30pm.
Touch Tour: Thursday 15 March 6.15pm


SLIP: Saturday 24 March 2018 2.30pm
Audio Described: Saturday 24 March 2.30pm
Captioned: Thursday 29 March 2018 7.30pm


SLIP: Wednesday 9 May 7.30pm