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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.

Tickets are now on sale for our 2019/20 season. To book tickets, to discuss your requirements, or for more information about our dementia friendly performance, please call the Box Office on 0113 2233600, or email You can also download and complete the booking form below and return it to us by post or email.  Please note, booking online is not available for this performance.

Booking form as Word doc | Booking form as pdf

La bohème

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

Download a printable Word doc version of this information:
Dementia Friendly Performances (19/20 Season)




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