Accessible Performances

Captioned, Audio Described, BSL & Relaxed performances at Storyhouse


Caption Subtitles 

Captioned performances have a live transcription of the show’s dialogue and lyrics, as well as a description of any sound effects and music in the play, in English on a screen at the side of the stage.

Captioning is a service for anyone who is hard of hearing or deaf . People for whom English is not their first language can also find captioning beneficial.

Simply select or request the ‘Captioned Screen Best View’ option when booking your seats.

The Snow Queen – Wednesday 21 December  6pm

FAUSTUS: That Damned Woman – Thursday 9 February 2023  7.30pm

 


Audio Description 

Audio Description is a live commentary of what is taking place on stage and a description of anything visual, whether it be an entrance or action of a character, a set change or a lighting feature.

Audio description is a service for visually-impaired or blind people, who listen to the commentary through headsets, which can be collected on arrival at the theatre.

Although the signal for the headsets works throughout the auditorium, we advise on selecting seats in the Circle, Rows B & C (around seats 1-12). These seats are close to an aisle and on the auditorium closest to the lift, so should offer very good accessibility. Rows A & C are one step up and one step down respectively – Event Stewards will be happy to show you to your seats and help anyone who requires assistance.

Before an Audio Described performance, audience members can attend a Touch Tour, allowing blind and visually impaired people to familiarise themselves with the set and costumes of the production.

The Snow Queen – Sunday 18 December  2pm
Touch Tour – 1pm

FAUSTUS: That Damned Woman – Sunday 12 February 2023  2.30pm
Touch Tour – 1.30pm

The Rocky Horror Picture Show Friday 3 March 2023  5.30pm
Touch Tour – 4.30pm

Josh Arnott Dance: Tin Man – Thursday 6 April  6pm

 


BSL – British Sign Language Interpreted 

British Sign Language interpreted performances are for anyone who is deaf or hard of hearing who use British Sign Language.

A BSL interpreter will stand at the side of the stage, interpreting the performance live.

Simply select or request the ‘BSL Interpreter View’ option when booking these seats.

The Snow Queen – Sunday 18 December  2pm

FAUSTUS: That Damned Woman – Sunday 12 February 2023  2.30pm

The Rocky Horror Picture Show Wednesday 1 March 2023  8pm

Ray Bradshaw: Deaf Com 1 Friday 17 March 2023  8pm

Pride and Prejudice (sort of) – Thursday 13 April 2023  7.30pm



Relaxed Performances 

A Relaxed Performance is a modified version of the show, where loud sound effects are reduced, the house lights are kept up, and other adjustments are made to make a more inclusive and calm atmosphere.

Relaxed Performances are open to anyone who would benefit from a relaxed, non-judgemental atmosphere, including (but not only) people with an Autism Spectrum Condition; people with learning difficulties; people with sensory or communication difficulties; parents with young babies; and anyone who feels they would benefit from it.

Audience members are free to move around the auditorium and come and go as they wish, and there will be a Chill Out area nearby for anyone who would like to make use of it.

The cast will introduce themselves ahead of the show so audiences get an idea of who they will be seeing on stage. There will also be a Social Story available on request, which tells you what you can expect from the show.

Book whatever seats you think will be best for you, and if you want us to make any extra provisions, please let us know.

The Snow Queen – Friday 6 January 2023  10.30am

Hey Duggee – The Live Theatre Show  – Friday 18 August 2023  1pm

 

Booking

All of these tickets can be booked:

  • Online – simply select the seats you want
  • Over the phone by calling 01244 409 113 (press option 1)
  • In person at Storyhouse

If you require a carer or companion to accompany you to the theatre, you are more than welcome to do so. Simply request this when booking in person or over the phone, or join our Access Register to be able to do so online.

Click for more information about accessibility at Storyhouse, and to see our latest accessible cinema screenings.

Accessible Performances
On Stage The Snow Queen
Storyhouse Theatre

Join us at Storyhouse for a magical experience for the whole family! Adventure to the mystical, frozen north in this…

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Touch Tour
Storyhouse Theatre

Taking place before an Audio Described performance, audience members can attend a Touch Tour, allowing blind and visually impaired people to familiarise themselves with the set and costumes of the production.

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On Stage FAUSTUS: That Damned Woman
Storyhouse Theatre

This gripping, unforgettable drama explores what we must sacrifice to achieve greatness in an original reimagining of the legend of Faust, who sells his soul to the devil in return for unlimited knowledge and pleasure, only to squander both.

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On Stage The Rocky Horror Show
Storyhouse Theatre

Get ready to do the pelvic-thrusting Time Warp as the classic musical extravaganza comes to Storyhouse.

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On Stage Ray Bradshaw: Deaf Com 1
Garret Theatre

Following his groundbreaking 2018 show Ray Bradshaw’s new stand-up show covers his recent fatherhood, teaching his young son sign language and a disastrous trip to Bahrain! 

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On Stage Joss Arnott Dance: Tin Man
Storyhouse Theatre

Joss Arnott Dance presents a magical new retelling of a classic story, seen through the rusty eyes of the Tin Man and their journey to finding their heart and happiness. 

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On Stage Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of)
Storyhouse Theatre

Direct from its triumph in the West End where it won the Laurence Olivier Award, Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) is a unique and audacious retelling of Jane Austen’s most iconic love story.

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On Stage Hey Duggee – The Live Theatre Show
Storyhouse Theatre

Squirrels get ready! Everyone’s big lovable dog Hey Duggee is touring for the first time ever and here’s your chance to see him!

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Touch Tour
Storyhouse Theatre

Taking place before an Audio Described performance, audience members can attend a Touch Tour, allowing blind and visually impaired people to familiarise themselves with the set and costumes of the production.

Book now