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Dementia Friendly Performances

Dementia Friendly performances are tailored for people with dementia and their families or carers, so that they can enjoy live performance in an environment that is comfortable and supportive.

This includes measures such as reducing lighting and noise contrasts in the show, keeping the house lights on low and having a relaxed approach to people leaving and returning to the auditorium. There will be a quiet room available to use, clearer visual markers and signage, and additional staff and volunteers trained to welcome people with dementia.

La bohème

For more information and to register your interest, please call the Box Office (0113 2233600), or email boxoffice@operanorth.co.uk. General booking will open on Apr 9 2019.

Leeds Grand Theatre Thursday 24 Oct 2019 2.30pm

Can young love survive the winter?

Rodolfo and his friends are free-spirited artists, living in poverty amongst the garrets and cafés of Bohemian Paris. One cold Christmas night, Rodolfo’s neighbour Mimì comes to his door in search of a light. Their passionate love will change his life, but can it survive until spring comes?

Set in the bustling clubs and cafés of early-60s Paris, Phyllida Lloyd’s vibrant and joyous production is back with a new international cast. One of the best-loved of all operas, Puccini’s tale of tragic romance is told through gloriously moving music that perfectly captures both the overwhelming rush of love at first sight, and the utter devastation of love lost.

Sébastien Guèze as Rodolfo and Gabriela Iştoc as Mimì, 2014 © Robert Workman

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