Upcoming Access Performances

We programme a range of accessible performances including captioned, BSL, audio described and relaxed environment**. Please see the current booking period for the dates of each production’s accessible performances.

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Captioned Performances

Captioned performances have text on screens in front of the auditorium so that D/deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people or anyone with a preference for English can also enjoy the performance.

See below for a list of forthcoming captioned performances:

Cuckoo: Wed 2 Aug at 7.30pm, Thu 3 Aug, Sat 12 Aug at 2.30pm 

Word-Play: Wed 16 Aug at 7.45pm, Sat 26 Aug at 3pm 

Dana H.: Thu 8 Feb, Tue 20 Feb at 7.30pm, Sat 9 Mar at 2.30pm 


BSL-interpreted Performances

BSL-interpreted performances, delivered by an interpreter, give a sign interpretation of the text spoken and/or sung by artists in the onstage production.

BSL Interpreted performances are performances where a British Sign Language Interpreter is on stage interpreting the words and songs live. They are suitable for D/deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people who use or have an interest in British Sign Language.

Cuckoo: Thu 19 Aug at 2.30pm 

Dana H.: Sat 2 Mar at 2.30pm 


Audio-described Performances

Audio-described performances are accessible for people who are blind or partially sighted. They are preceded by a touch tour which allows patrons access to elements of theatre design including set and costume.

See below for a list of forthcoming Audio-described performances:

Cuckoo: Sat 12 Aug at 2.30pm (Touch Tour at 1pm) 

Dana H.: Sat 9 Mar at 2.30pm (Touch Tour at 1pm) 


Performances in a Relaxed Environment

Relaxed Environment performances are suitable for those who may benefit from a more relaxed environment.

 During these performances:

-There is a relaxed attitude to noise in the auditorium; you are welcome to respond to the show in whatever way feels natural

-You can enter and exit the auditorium when needed

-We will help you find the best seats for your experience

-House lights may remain raised slightly

-Loud noises may be reduced

See below for a list of forthcoming relaxed performances:

Cuckoo: Sat 12 Aug at 2.30pm 

Word-Play: Sat 19 Aug at 3pm 

Dana H.: Sat 9 Mar at 2.30pm 


Story Synopsis

A story synopsis is intended as a guide for anyone who would benefit from the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the scenes and storyline of the performance ahead of their visit to the theatre.

Sensory Synopsis

A sensory synopsis is intended to help those with sensory and communication requirements prepare for the experience of attending a performance. Our aim is to warn you of any moments with loud noises, flashes of light, sudden or surprising movements or heightened emotion.

If you would like to talk to us about your access requirements, please contact our Box Office at 020 7565 5000 or boxoffice@royalcourttheatre.com. The Royal Court Visual Story is available on our website. Story and Sensory synopses are available on the show pages via the Whats On tab of the website shortly after Press Night. 

Covid-safe Touch Tours will be available at the theatre for some productions. Please contact info@royalcourttheatre.com to request details or to speak to a member of the Theatre Management team.

**Relaxed performances offer patrons a more relaxed environment in which to enjoy a production, which includes distancing between patrons when sat in the auditorium if requested.

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