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 here. 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.