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We are pleased to be able to provide audio descriptions for our autumn 2021 tour.

Co-written by former Northern Ballet Premier Dancer Pippa Moore MBE and VocalEyes, these audio descriptions offer a unique insight into our productions and bringing our performances to life.

You will hear descriptions of the movement, action and drama on stage with music played live by Northern Ballet Sinfonia.

15 minutes prior to the performance, you will hear pre-show notes which describe the set, props and costumes via your headset or audio description device.

Upcoming events

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be offering visually impaired patrons access to a free Insight Talk in place of a traditional Touch Tour.

Insight Talks are free of charge and can be booked at the same time as the audio described performance at your chosen venue. The one hour talk will introduce elements of the production to aid your understanding of the show, providing an insight into the ballet as you hear descriptions of the scenery as well as have the opportunity to see and feel some of the costumes.

Our listings below let you know where and when our Audio Described performances and Insight Talks will be taking place.

Audio Descriptions and Insight Talks are subject to Government and industry guidance to provide Covid safe experiences for audiences and staff.

Leeds Playhouse, Dangerous Liaisons

Thursday 2 - Saturday 11 September
Audio Description (pre-recorded): Saturday 11 September, 2pm

To book tickets or for more information, please call Leeds Playhouse’s Box Office on 0113 213 7700 or email info@leedsplayhouse.org.uk. Tickets can also be booked in person at the Box Office.  

Nottingham Theatre Royal, Merlin

Saturday 25 September - Saturday 2 October
Audio Description: Saturday 2 October, 2.30pm
Insight Talk: Saturday 2 October, 12.30pm - 1.30pm

To book tickets or for more information, please call Nottingham Theatre Royal’s Box Office on 0115 989 5555 and select option 5 to speak to a member of the Access team. 

Hull New Theatre, Merlin

Tuesday 12 – Saturday 16 October
Audio Description: Saturday 16 October, 2.30pm 
Insight Talk: Saturday 16 October, 12.30pm - 1.30pm

To book tickets or for more information, please call Hull New Theatre’s Box Office on 01482 300 306 and select option 7. Tickets can also be booked in person at the Box Office.

Norwich Theatre Royal, Merlin

Tuesday 19 – Saturday 23 October
Audio Description: Saturday 23 October, 2.30pm 
Insight Talk: Saturday 16 October, 12.30pm - 1.30pm 

To book tickets or for more information, please call Norwich Theatre Royal's Box Office on 01603 630 000.

Sheffield Lyceum Theatre, Merlin

Tuesday 2 - Saturday 6 November
Audio Description: Saturday 6 November, 2pm
Insight Talk: Saturday 6 November, 12pm - 1pm

To book tickets or for further information, please call Sheffield Lyceum Theatre’s Box Office on 0114 249 6000 or contact access@sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

Leeds Grand Theatre, Merlin

Tuesday 9 - Saturday 20 November
Audio Description: Saturday 13 November, 2pm 
Insight Talk: Saturday 13 November, 12pm - 1pm

To book tickets or for more information, please call Leeds Grand Theatre’s access line on 0113 205 3899.

Southampton Mayflower, Merlin

Thursday 2 - Saturday 4 December
Audio Description: Saturday 4 December, 2pm
Insight Talk: Saturday 4 December, 12pm - 1pm

To book tickets or for more information, please call Southampton Mayflower’s Access line on 02380 711813.

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