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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.

In the performance:

  • Bright lighting or loud noises will be reduced and the lights in the theatre will remain on low
  • There is a very relaxed attitude to people leaving and returning whenever they need to, with quiet spaces available if people need a break.
  • You can ask to have empty seats around your booking, and there will be clear signs and friendly staff on hand to help.

Upcoming Dementia Friendly Performances


By Georges Bizet
Leeds Grand Theatre | Tuesday 26 October 2021, 1.30pm  

This is the story of a woman on the margins of society, driven by a fierce, uncompromising desire for personal liberty, and of a man who, in the grip of sexual obsession, tries to own her.

Carmen presents new challenges to contemporary sensibilities, whilst Bizet’s music – overflowing with passion, colour, energy and unforgettable melody – continues to mesmerise.

More information:

The performance will last around 3 hours, including a 30-minute interval.

It will be performed in French with English titles on screens either side of the stage.

The house lights will remain dimmed, loud noises and lighting contrasts in the show will be reduced, and there will be a relaxed attitude towards people leaving and returning to the auditorium, with designated quiet spaces outside the auditorium, and more staff on hand trained to welcome people with dementia.

Call the box office on 0113 223 3600, or email for more information or to ask for a booking form.

Get in touch

For more information about our accessible performances please contact:
Phone: 0113 2233629


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