Access Performances

We believe everyone should have the opportunity to experience live theatre. We are striving to make our theatre as accessible as possible and recognise that not all disabilities are visible.

If you have any access needs, please get in touch via email on, or by phone on 01392 72 63 63 and we’ll gladly assist.

Audio Description

Audio description is a live verbal commentary on the visual elements of a production as it unfolds. The description is delivered between the dialogue of a performance and anyone can listen to it via a headset. Due to Covid considerations, Audio-Described Performances don’t currently include pre-show touch tours.

Watch Audio Describer Harriet Godfrey talk about her role, what audiences can expect and why audio description is important.

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Captioned Performance

All dialogue is displayed as text on screens on or near the stage.

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Production shot from Extraordinary Bodies’ Human (2022). © Ali Wright.

Sign Language Interpreted Performance

An interpreter on stage interprets the dialogue using British Sign Language. Seats with the best view of the signer are reserved for anyone using this service.

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Relaxed Performance

A more inclusive performance in which it is completely fine for audience members to make noise, move around and come in and out of the theatre if they wish.

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Socially-Distanced Performance

A socially-distanced performance ensures bubbled seating, with a minimum distance of 1m between booking parties, for vulnerable people who would benefit from these measures.

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Hearing System

Our Box Office and auditorium have an accessible hearing system, which transmits audio to hearing aids or specially provided headphones (which can be collected from the Box Office). The system can also be accessed via the Sennheiser MobileConnect app, which is available on both iOS and Android devices.

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Upcoming Access Performances

Improbable Musical title treatment
An Improbable Musical
Mon 26 Sep 2022 – Sat 01 Oct 2022
Northcott Theatre
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Noughts & Crosses artwork - Heather Agyepong (Sephy) and Billy Harris (Callum) stand back to back against a red square. Text reads 'Noughts & Crosses'
Noughts & Crosses
Tue 04 Oct 2022 – Sat 08 Oct 2022
Northcott Theatre
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Robin Hood Artwork - an arrow flies into an archery board, text on the board reads 'Robin Hood'
Robin Hood
Fri 09 Dec 2022 – Sat 07 Jan 2023
Northcott Theatre
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