Audio descriptions & access days

We have paved the way in creating opportunities for visually impaired audiences to engage with our productions.

Visually Impaired patrons exploring the set of The Nutcracker guided by Company Stage Manager, Lily Amy.

Our unique Access Day enables visually impaired patrons to enjoy a full range of activities that enhance the enjoyment and understanding of ballet.

The day consists of a touch tour on stage to feel the set, props and costumes, an insight session introducing movements from the production assisted by Company dancers, and an audio described performance.

The performance, audio described by VocalEyes, enables visually impaired patrons to enjoy the story of the ballet and the emotion and quality of the movement accompanied by music played live by the Northern Ballet Sinfonia.

Upcoming Audio Described performances & Access Days

Venue Box Office Date
Leeds, West Yorkshire Playhouse 0113 213 7700 Saturday 12 September 2015
Nottingham, Theatre Royal 0115 989 5555 Saturday 03 October 2015
Sheffield, Lyceum Theatre 0114 249 6000 Saturday 24 October 2015
The Nutcracker
Venue Box Office Date
Woking, New Victoria Theatre 0844 871 7645 Saturday 07 November 2015
Wuthering Heights
Venue Box Office Date
Bradford, Alhambra Theatre 01274 432 000 Saturday 21 November 2015