We’re committed to making our work accessible to ensure that everyone can enjoy a high-quality theatre experience. Find useful information about our upcoming performances, services and partner venues to help plan your visit.
Access Membership Scheme
If you have any access requirements you can sign up to our Access Membership Scheme. Members can book online for Opera North performances in Leeds Grand Theatre, Leeds Town Hall and the Howard Assembly Room with any associated discounts, and with the information you supply we can find you appropriate seats quickly and easily.
Download the application form as a Word Doc and as a PDF. If you require any additional support in completing your application, please get in touch. If you feel unable to complete the application in writing we are happy to arrange a phone or video call with a member of our team to record your details verbally.
We provide audio notes for all our productions. These describe the set and costumes, the story, and list the cast and creative teams, and the dates and venues of all performances. The sections on set and costumes are available one working day after the opening night of a production.
If you require any more information, brochures or documents in alternative formats such as large-print, audio or braille, please contact our Access Manager, Alice Gilmour on firstname.lastname@example.org, or 0113 223 3629.
We offer audio-described, signed, captioned and dementia friendly performances. Click on the icons below to see a list of upcoming dates and venues.
Visitors can borrow a headset to hear a live description of what’s happening visually on the stage as it happens.
The full text as it is sung or spoken, including sound effects, is displayed on two screens either side of the stage.
Dementia Friendly performances
A comfortable and supportive environment where people with dementia and their families or carers can enjoy live performance.
Access Leeds Theatre Partnership
Opera North is a member of Access Leeds Theatre, a partnership between Leeds Grand Theatre, Northern Ballet, Opera North, Carriageworks Theatre, City Varieties Music Hall and Leeds Playhouse. The partnership provides information about accessible theatre performances in Leeds all in one place to make it easier for visitors to find something they would like to see.
Newsletters are sent out twice a year (via email, post or as audio on CD) listing upcoming events and performances to help ensure that everyone can enjoy a high-quality theatre experience in Leeds.
You can also search for upcoming accessible performances in Leeds on the Arts Together website here.
To sign up for the newsletter or for more information, email email@example.com, or call Alice Gilmour on 0113 223 3629.