At Society of London Theatre, we are committed to making your theatre experience as accessible as possible. On this section of the site you can sign up to receive our Access London Theatre newsletter and brochure (available as print, Braille and downloadable MP3 format), find upcoming accessible performances and get information to help you plan your London Theatre visit.
ACCESS LONDON THEATRE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER
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AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCES
Audio description improves access for visually impaired theatregoers by providing a live verbal commentary on the visual elements of a production broadcast through a headset. Many shows also run touch tours before the performance to allow audiences to explore the set. Watch our recent Touch Tour video here.
Captioning provides deaf, deafened and hard of hearing theatregoers access to live performance by converting speech into visible text and displaying it on an electronic screen.
For deaf, deafened and hard of hearing theatregoers, an interpreter will stand in a visible position and interpret the spoken and heard elements of a performance.
Relaxed performances are specially designed performances that have been adapted to reduce anxiety and create a supportive atmosphere for people with autism spectrum conditions, learning disabilities and other sensory and communication disorders.
“EVERYONE DESERVES THE CHANCE TO FLY”
There are a number of service providers and organisations that might be of interest to customers with access needs.
accessinlondon.org – Published in 2003, Access in London is a comprehensive guide that includes useful information about accommodation, travel and access to major sites and places across the capital
ndcs.org.uk National charity for deaf children and young people
parkingforbluebadges.com Comprehensive parking and interactive bus information for Blue Badge disabled drivers travelling around London
rnib.org.uk National charity for visually impaired people
actiononhearingloss.org.uk National charity offering support to people with hearing loss
shapearts.org.uk Disability-led arts organisation
spit.org.uk National organisation for signed performances in theatre
stagetext.org Captioning service provider
theatresign.com Sign Language Interpreted performances provider
tourismforall.org.uk Information on accessible accommodation, tourism advice and special offers on hotels
vocaleyes.co.uk Audio description service provider