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Audio descriptions & access days

Northern Ballet has paved the way in creating accessible opportunities for visually impaired audiences to engage with dance and we have devised our own unique programme of activities that supports our audio described performances.

We encourage visually impaired patrons and their companion to take part in a free Touch Tour Insight, which introduces elements of the production to aide in your understanding of the show. You can hear a description of the scenery, feel the props and costumes, and discover the shapes and quality of the movement from the ballet with the aid of Company dancers.  

The performance will then be brought to life in your mind’s eyes with a detailed description by Vocaleyes of the movement, action and drama on stage with music played live by the Northern Ballet Sinfonia.

Audio information for The Little Mermaid at Leeds Grand Theatre

Audio information for The Little Mermaid at Sheffield Lyceum Theatre

Audio information for The Little Mermaid at Nottingham Theatre Royal

Audio information for The Little Mermaid at Newcastle Theatre Royal

Event Date & price More information
Insight workshop and touch tour for the visually impaired Saturday 04 November 2017
FREE to ticket holders

Free for Visually Impaired Patrons and their companions to gain an insight into the movement of the ballet and understand the costumes and props more.

Please book through the venue Box Office 0844 811 2121.  (Calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone company's access charge)

Audio described performance Saturday 04 November 2017
Discounts are available

Discounts are available to visually impaired patrons, please ask at the Box Office when booking on 0844 811 2121.  (Calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone company's access charge)

Event Date & price More information
Insight workshop and touch tour for the visually impaired Saturday 11 November 2017
FREE places for VIPs

Free for Visually Impaired Patrons only and their companions to gain an insight into the movement of the ballet and understand the set, costumes and props more. Please book through the venue Box Office.

Audio described performance Saturday 11 November 2017
Discounts available

Book for Audio Described performances via the venue Box Office. Discounts are available to visually impaired patrons, please ask at the Box Office.

Event Date & price More information
Insight workshop and touch tour for the visually impaired Saturday 25 November 2017
FREE to ticket holders

Free for Visually Impaired Patrons and their companions to gain an insight into the movement of the ballet and understand the costumes and props more.

Please book through the venue Box Office 0844 871 7645.  (Calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone company's access charge)

Audio described performance Saturday 25 November 2017
Discounts are available

Discounts are available to visually impaired patrons, please ask at the Box Office when booking on 0844 871 7645.  (Calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone company's access charge)

Event Date & price More information
Insight workshop and touch tour for the visually impaired Saturday 02 December 2017
FREE to ticket holders

Free for Visually Impaired Patrons only and their companions to gain an insight into the movement of the ballet and understand the set, costumes and props more. Please book through the venue Box Office. 

Audio described performance Saturday 02 December 2017
Discounts available

Book for Audio Described performances via the venue Box Office. Discounts are available to visually impaired patrons, please ask at the Box Office.

Event Date & price More information
Insight workshop and touch tour for the visually impaired Saturday 09 December 2017
FREE to ticket holders

Free for Visually Impaired Patrons only and their companions to gain an insight into the movement of the ballet and understand the set, costumes and props more. Please book through the venue Box Office. 

Audio described performance Saturday 09 December 2017
Discounts available

Book for Audio Described performances via the venue Box Office. Discounts are available to visually impaired patrons, please ask at the Box Office.