Facilities for deaf and hard of hearing

Click here to see the full list of captioned and other assisted performances in the current season.


Captioning is a way of converting the spoken word into visible text that provides deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people with access to live performances along with their family and friends.

Our captioned performances are also aimed at people for whom English is not their first language. We aim to have a captioned performance for all Royal Court productions. Captioned shows are provided by STAGETEXT.

To join our free mailing list and receive details about our Captioned, BSL Interpreted and Audio Described performances, please contact the Box Office on [email protected], or by telephone on 020 7565 5000.

Click here to see the full list of captioned performances in the current season.

The Jerwood Theatre Downstairs has an inbuilt induction loop for hearing aid users that can be used in conjunction with the T setting to assist in amplifying sound from the stage.
For the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, Sennheiser ‘necklaces’ are available to create personal induction loops for hearing aid users. These can also be used in the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs to boost amplification even further should you wish. Necklaces can be collected from the Cloakroom.

The Box Office also has an induction loop available. Please tell a Box Office staff member if you would like to use it. As this loop is portable it is possible to arrange its use for meetings, events and hires in other areas of the building. To discuss this possibility, please send your enquiry to [email protected]

For audio description or to increase the volume of the dialogue on stage, our infra-red system can be accessed using Sennheiser headsets. Both the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs and the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs are fitted with an infra-red system. To use this system please collect the Seinheiser receiving equipment from the Cloakroom on the Stalls level.

Guide and hearing dogs are welcome at the Royal Court. Please let the Box Office know when booking your ticket so that we can arrange an aisle seat or have someone at hand to take care of your dog. Some of our productions contain loud noises and startling lighting effects. If this is likely to upset your dog please ask for advice when booking your ticket.