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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.

Leeds West Yorkshire Playhouse

Box Office 0113 213 7700

Minicom 0113 213 7299

Leeds West Yorkshire Playhouse's website

Event Date & price More information
Insight workshop and touch tour for the visually impaired Saturday 10 September 2016
FREE to ticket holders

For visually impaired patrons and their companions, get an insight into the production be exploring the sets, costumes and props of this production. To book contact the venue Box Office 0113 213 7700.

Audio described performance Saturday 10 September 2016
Discounted tickets available

Audio described performance for visually impaired patrons. Discounted tickets are available through the Box Office: 0113 2137700.

Event Date & price More information
Insight workshop and touch tour for the visually impaired Saturday 17 September 2016
FREE to ticket holders

For visually impaired patrons and their companions, get an insight into the production by exploring the sets, costumes and props of this production. To book contact the venue Box Office on 0114 249 6000.

Audio described performance Saturday 17 September 2016
Discounted tickets available

Audio described performance for visually impaired patrons. Discounted tickets are available through the Box Office on 0114 249 6000.

Event Date & price More information
Insight workshop and touch tour for the visually impaired Saturday 24 September 2016
FREE to ticket holders

For visually impaired patrons and their companions, get an insight into the production by exploring the sets, costumes and props of this production. To book contact the venue Box Office.

Audio described performance Saturday 24 September 2016
Discounted tickets available

Audio described performance for visually impaired patrons. Discounted tickets are available through the Box Office.

Event Date & price More information
Insight workshop and touch tour for the visually impaired Saturday 08 October 2016
FREE to ticket holders

An insight into the costumes, music and movement of the production for visually impaired patrons and their companions only. Tickets available from Box Office.

Audio described performance Saturday 08 October 2016
Discounted tickets available

Audio described performance for visually impaired patrons. Discounted tickets are available through the Box Office.

Event Date & price More information
Insight workshop and touch tour for the visually impaired Saturday 15 October 2016
FREE to ticket holders

For visually impaired patrons and their companions, get an insight into the production by exploring the sets, costumes and props of this production. To book contact the venue Box Office.

Audio described performance Saturday 15 October 2016
Discounted tickets available

Audio described performance for visually impaired patrons. Discounted tickets are available through the Box Office.

Event Date & price More information
Insight workshop and touch tour for the visually impaired Saturday 05 November 2016
FREE to ticket holders

For visually impaired patrons and their companions, get an insight into the production be exploring the sets, costumes and props of this production. To book contact the venue Box Office.

Audio described performance Saturday 05 November 2016
Discounted tickets available

Audio described performance for visually impaired patrons. Discounted tickets are available through the Box Office.

Event Date & price More information
Insight workshop and touch tour for the visually impaired Saturday 03 December 2016
FREE to ticket holders

For visually impaired patrons and their companions, get an insight into the production be exploring the sets, costumes and props of this production. To book contact the venue Box Office.

Audio described performance Saturday 03 December 2016
Discounted tickets available

Audio described performance for visually impaired patrons. Discounted tickets are available through the Box Office.

Event Date & price More information
Insight workshop and touch tour for the visually impaired Saturday 17 December 2016
FREE to ticket holders

For visually impaired patrons and their companions, get an insight into the production be exploring the sets, costumes and props of this production.

Tickets available through the Box Office 0844 848 2700*

*Calls are charged at 7p a minute plus your phone company’s access charge, calls from mobiles may vary.

Audio described performance Saturday 17 December 2016
Discounted tickets available

Audio described performance for visually impaired patrons.

Discounted tickets available through the Box Office 0844 848 2700*

*Calls are charged at 7p a minute plus your phone company’s access charge, calls from mobiles may vary.