Open captioning allows theatre goers with varying degrees of hearing to view the full text as it is spoken or sung, including sound effects and off-stage noises. These appear on a scrolling screen, positioned on or at the side of the stage.
CLOSED CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE:
Close captioning allows theatre goers with varying degrees of hearing to view the full text as it is spoken or sung, including sound effects and off-stage noises. These appear on devices such as iPads or phones. Technology is provided by the venue when you arrive.
AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE:
Audio Described performances are designed to improve the experience of visually impaired and blind attendees. As well as listening to the dialogue on stage the customer 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.
A Signed performance is the usual full production with the addition of a British Sign Language Interpreter who stands on the stage interpreting the show. Occasionally, this also may be integrated within the production.
A relaxed performance is a specially selected show from our programme, with slight adaptations to make it suitable for an audience of young people or adults with learning disabilities. This may include extra lighting, additional wheelchair spaces and the freedom to move to alternative seating if required. A relaxed performance always includes a relaxed attitude to noise (voluntary and involuntary) in the auditorium.
We work with groups and individuals living with dementia to make events as accessible as possible, with adaptations to technical aspects of the show, flexible seating options and a relaxed attitude to audience responses and movement in the auditorium.