For Blind Or Visually Impaired Visitors

In this section, you can find out about the facilities we offer to Blind or Visually Impaired visitors. 

Audio Described Performances 

As well as listening to the dialogue on stage, the theatregoer can wear a headset and listen to a live description of the action on stage. The description only happens in between dialogue and supplements the voices of the performers in explaining the emotions and action of each scene. 

There is usually a free touch tour approximately one hour prior to the performance. During a touch tour, a member of the visiting company will give you an introduction to the production and tell you about the visual elements of the production; you will also be able to explore the set and touch selected props and costumes. 

Audio Described Performances are discounted.

Description services are provided by VocalEyes, Minds Eye or the visiting company’s own describer. Where we know who the describer will be in advance, we will mention this on publicity material. 

How do I use this service? 

Simply ask one of our Information Assistants for a headset when you arrive. Alternatively, you can download Sennheiser's MobileConnect app and use your own headphones and mobile device. 

Audio Described Gallery Tours 

Once a season we host an Audio Described Gallery Tour of our latest exhibition. During the tour you will be guided through the exhibition and described the artworks on display. They are free of charge and are delivered by Mind's Eye. 

Sign up to our access newsletter by emailing to find out about upcoming audio described performances and gallery tours.

Large Print Brochure

You can also view our large print brochure here.

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Our Summer Brochure 2018

This audio brochure has been kindly voiced by Helen Macfarlane - an actor and voice over artist.
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