Co-written by former Northern Ballet Premier Dancer Pippa Moore MBE and VocalEyes, our audio descriptions offer a unique insight into our productions and bring our performances to life.
You will hear descriptions of the movement, action and drama on stage with music played live by Northern Ballet Sinfonia.
Audio Description ticket holders are encouraged to take part in our free Touch Tour Insight Workshops, taking place before our Audio Described performances. These workshops introduce elements of the production to aid your understanding of the show. You will hear descriptions of the scenery, feel the props and costumes and discover the shapes and quality of the movement from the ballet with the aid of Pippa and Company dancers.
Our listings below let you know where and when Audio Described performances will be taking place and includes the information in audio format.
Please note that the timings for the Touch Tour Insight Workshops vary by venue. In addition to the Touch Tour Insight Workshop you can hear pre-show notes which describe the set, props and costumes via your headset or audio description device, beginning 15 minutes prior to the performance.
Audio Descriptions and Touch Tour Insight Workshops are subject to Government and industry guidance to provide Covid safe experiences for audiences and staff.
Leeds Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Tortoise & the Hare
Monday 12 – Saturday 17 February
Audio Description: Friday 16 and Saturday 17 February, 2.00pm
Touch Tour: Friday 16 and Saturday 17 February, 12.45pm
To book tickets or for further information, please call Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre on 0113 220 8008.
Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Romeo & Juliet
Tuesday 19 – Saturday 28 September
Audio Description: Thursday 26 and Saturday 28 September at 1.15pm
On sale 8 February.
There is an Audio Described performance of Romeo & Juliet at Southampton Mayflower 5 October, on sale 16 February.
A Christmas Carol is returning in 2024, with Audio Described performances at Sheffield Lyceum on 9 November, Hull New Theatre on 16 November, Norwich Theatre Royal on 23 November, Nottingham Theatre Royal on 30 November, and Leeds Grand Theatre on 28 December.
Tickets for all go on sale soon.
Visually Impaired Patron
'I didn’t know what to expect but the music and description gelled really well together. I was enthralled with it — it was as if everything else around you didn’t exist.'
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Header image from rehearsals of The Nutcracker, taken by Emily Nuttall.