The theatre offers audio-described performances designed to improve the experience of visually impaired and blind attenders. As well as listening to the dialogue on stage, the visually impaired customer wears a headset and listens to a live description of the action on stage, provided by a fully-trained audio-describer. The audio description supplements the voice of the performers by explaining the emotions and actions of each scene, with descriptions only taking place in between dialogue.
The Theatre offers touch-tours one hour before the audio described performance. These tours are an opportunity for patrons to familiarise themselves with the set and costumes, enhancing the enjoyment of a performance. Touch tours should be booked in advance, when booking for the audio-described performance.
Guide 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.
Our brochure is available in large print, CD and e-mail formats. You can listen to an audio brochure below. Please contact the Marketing Department on 0161 615 6784 for a copy.
For a production programme in large print, please contact the Front-of-house office during your visit to obtain a free copy.
Friday 15 March, 7.30pm - BARBER SHOP CHRONICLES BSL Performance
Tuesday 19 March, 2.30pm BARBER SHOP CHRONICLES Relaxed Performance
Friday 22 March, 7.30pm - BARBER SHOP CHRONICLES Captioned Performance
Saturday 23 March, 2.30pm BARBER SHOP CHRONICLES Audio-Described Performance
Tuesday 7 May, 2.30pm WEST SIDE STORY Relaxed Performance
Wednesday 8 May, 7.30pm - WEST SIDE STORY BSL Performance
Wednesday 15 May, 7.30pm - WEST SIDE STORY Captioned Performance
Saturday 18 May, 2.30pm WEST SIDE STORY Audio-Described Performance
Tuesday 18 June, 2.30pm HOBSON'S CHOICE Relaxed Performance
Wednesday 19 June, 7.30pm - HOBSON'S CHOICE BSL Performance
Wednesday 26 June, 7.30pm - HOBSON'S CHOICE Captioned Performance
Saturday 29 June, 2.30pm HOBSON'S CHOICE Audio-Described Performance
Wednesday 3 July, 2.30pm and Thursday 4 July, 2.30pm WRESTLING THE WALRUS Relaxed Performance
Friday 2 August, 7.30pm THERE IS A LIGHT THAT NEVER GOES OUT Captioned Performance
Saturday 3 August, 2.30pm - THERE IS A LIGHT THAT NEVER GOES OUT Audio-Described Performance
Tuesday 6 August, 2.30pm THERE IS A LIGHT THAT NEVER GOES OUT Relaxed Performance
Wednesday 7 August, 7.30pm - THERE IS A LIGHT THAT NEVER GOES OUT BSL Performance