STAGETEXT Captioned Performances

Captioning converts the spoken word into text, giving people with hearing loss access to live performance. In captioning, the words appear on a screen at the same time as they are sung or spoken. Captions also include sound effects and offstage noises. For more information visit stagetext.org.

We have one captioned performance for each of our Theatre productions. Details of the dates for each production can be found on individual event pages, by using the What's On Calendar, or by contacting the Box Office. To book, please see What's On & Tickets.


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Signed performances

A signed performance features a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter who interprets the shows for deaf audiences.

Due to the logistics of performing in the round, it is not usually possible to have the signer on stage – instead, the signer is viewed on custom-fitted monitors, which allow for comprehensive signing without any obstruction of the action on stage.

We have one BSL signed performance for each of our Theatre productions. Details of the dates for each production can be found on individual event pages, by using the What's On Calendar, or by contacting the Box Office. To book, please see What's On & Tickets.

Infra-red hearing enhancement

An infra-red hearing enhancement system operates in both of our auditoria. The audio enhancement is available through a receiver for use in conjunction with a hearing aid or, alternatively, an in-the-ear headset. These are available from the cloakroom on request. Should you need any assistance with the equipment, please contact one of our front-of-house staff.

Hearing dogs

Hearing dogs are welcome within the building. If you wish to attend a performance, a member of staff can care for your dog. Alternatively, depending upon the production, it may be possible for you to take your dog into the performance – please ask the Box Office for further information when booking your ticket.