Audio-described performances include a live description of the visual elements of the production delivered through a discreet headset. This information is minimal and carefully timed so that it does not detract from the music.

Touch Tours

Our audio-described performances include a pre-show touch tour where blind and visually impaired audience members are allowed access to the stage to touch and get closer to the sets and costumes. Places for the touch tour are free but must be booked in advance.

Audio Introduction

An introduction to the visual aspects of the production is sent to all bookers one week prior to the show as an MP3 or CD (please specify at the time of booking). This information is repeated through the headsets 15 minutes before the start of the performance.

Discounts

Customers booking for the audio description may be eligible for discounts in some venues so please contact the box office in your chosen venue.  You can also then book on the touch tour and reserve a headset.

Large print and braille formats

Large print casts lists are also available on the night, and in braille on request in advance.

Upcoming audio-described performances

Download our audio-described performance programme as a Word Doc or PDF or click on the venues below to see what’s coming up.

Leeds Grand Theatre

Date Time Performance Book
Friday 22 October 2021 7pm (touch tour at 5.45pm) Bernstein Double Bill Book now
Thursday 28 October 2021 7pm, (touch tour at 5.45pm) Carmen Book now
Friday 11 February 2022 7pm, (touch tour at 5.45pm) Rigoletto Book now
Wednesday 1 June 2022 4pm Parsifal Book now
Saturday 4 June 2022 4pm Parsifal Book now
Tuesday 7 June 2022 4pm Parsifal Book now
Friday 10 June 2022 4pm Parsifal Book now

If you require any assistance with booking please  email boxoffice@operanorth.co.uk or call 0113 2233600.

Tickets are £25 in the stalls plus free companion ticket.

Access membership scheme available here. 

 

Theatre Royal, Newcastle

Date Time Performance Book
Friday 5 November 2021 7pm (touch tour at 5.45pm) Carmen Book now
Saturday 6 November 2021 7pm, (touch tour at 5.45pm) Bernstein Double Bill Book now
Saturday 26 March 2022 7pm, (touch tour at 5.45pm) Rigoletto Book now

If you require any assistance with booking please email boxoffice@theatreroyal.co.uk (Box Office) / access@theatreroyal.co.uk (Access) or call 08448 11 21 21 (Box Office).

Access Membership scheme available here.

 

The Lowry, Salford Quays

Date Time Performance Book
Thursday 11 November 2021 7pm (touch tour at 5.45pm) Bernstein Double Bill Book now
Friday 12 November 2021 7pm, (touch tour at 5.45pm) Carmen Book now
Saturday 12 March 2022 7pm, (touch tour at 5.45pm) Rigoletto Book now

If you require any assistance with booking please email access@thelowry.com (Access) / info@thelowry.com (Box Office) or call 0333 320 2838 (Access) / 0343 208 6000 (Box Office).

Tickets are £15 (no booking fee) in the stalls plus free companion ticket.

Access membership scheme available here.

 

Theatre Royal, Nottingham

Date Time Performance Book
Thursday 18 November 2021 7pm (touch tour at 5.45pm) Bernstein Double Bill Book now
Friday 19 November 2021 7pm, (touch tour at 5.45pm) Carmen Book now
Saturday 19 March 2022 7pm, (touch tour at 5.45pm) Rigoletto Book now

If you require any assistance with booking please email tickets@TRCH.co.uk (Box Office) / trch.access@nottinghamcity.gov.uk (Access & for Access Requirement Register) or call 0115 989 5555 (Box Office & Access).

Tickets are £25 in the stalls plus free companion ticket.

Access membership scheme available here.

 

Hull New Theatre

Date Time Performance Book
Friday 1 April 2022 7pm, (touch tour at 5.45pm) Rigoletto Book now

If you require any assistance with booking please email box.office@hcandl.co.uk or access.membership@hcandl.co.uk (Personal assistance scheme) call 01482 300 306 (Box Office).

Tickets are £15 (including booking fee) in the stalls plus free companion ticket.

Access scheme available here. 

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Date Time Performance Book
Sunday 12 June 2022 4pm Parsifal Book now

If you require any assistance with booking please email supervisors@bridgewater-hall.co.uk (Box Office) or call 0161 907 9000.

 

Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

Date Time Performance Book
Wednesday 15 June 2022 4pm Parsifal Book now

If you require any assistance with booking please email tickets@TRCH.co.uk (Box Office) / trch.access@nottinghamcity.gov.uk (Access & for Access Requirement Register) or call 0115 989 5555 (Box Office & Access).

Access membership scheme available here. 

 

Sage, Gateshead

Date Time Performance Book
Saturday 18 June 2022 4pm Parsifal Book now

If you require any assistance with booking please email boxoffice@sagegateshead.com (Box Office & to join the Access Requirement Register) or call 0191 443 4661.

Access Requirement Register here. 

 

London (venue to be confirmed)

Date Time Performance Book
Sunday 26 June 2022 4pm Parsifal  Book now

Further details coming soon.

Get in touch

For more information about our accessible performances please contact:
Email: access@operanorth.co.uk
Phone: 0113 2233629

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