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 aid 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 eye with a detailed description by VocalEyes of the movement, action and drama on stage with music played live by Northern Ballet Sinfonia.

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Cinderella
Cinderella
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Touch Tour Insight for the visually impaired Saturday 21 September 2019
Free tickets available for Visually Impaired Patrons
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For those with a visual impairment, this free Touch Tour Insight workshop is a great opportunity for you to meet Company dancers and learn more about the production. Led by our dancers and an audio describer, you’ll have the chance to touch costumes and props from the production, learn more about basic ballet technique and discover movements from the ballet.

To book call Woking New Victoria Theatre Box Office: 0844 871 7645*

Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.

Audio described performance Saturday 21 September 2019
Tickets from £22.50
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Our Audio Described Performances enable those with a visual impairment to enjoy a live description of the show through a headset or audio description device.

Pre-show notes will be available via headset or your audio description device beginning 15 minutes prior to the start of the performance. 

To book call Woking New Victoria Theatre Box Office: 0844 871 7645*

Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.

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Touch Tour Insight for the visually impaired Saturday 28 September 2019
Free tickets available for Visually Impaired Patrons
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For those with a visual impairment, this free Touch Tour Insight workshop is a great opportunity for you to meet Company dancers and learn more about the production. Led by our dancers and an audio describer, you’ll have the chance to touch costumes and props from the production, learn more about basic ballet technique and discover movements from the ballet.

To book call Sheffield Lyceum Theatre Box Office: 0114 249 6000.

Audio described performance Saturday 28 September 2019
From £12
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Our Audio Described Performances enable those with a visual impairment to enjoy a live description of the show through a headset or audio description device.

Pre-show notes will be available via headset or your audio description device beginning 15 minutes prior to the start of the performance. 

To book call Sheffield Lyceum Theatre Box Office: 0114 249 6000.

Hull New Theatre

Box Office 01482 300 306

Hull New Theatre's website

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Touch Tour Insight for the visually impaired Saturday 19 October 2019
Free for Visually Impaired Patrons
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For those with a visual impairment, this free Touch Tour Insight workshop is a great opportunity for you to meet Company dancers and learn more about the production. Led by our dancers and an audio describer, you’ll have the chance to touch costumes and props from the production, learn more about basic ballet technique and discover movements from the ballet.

To book call Hull New Theatre Box Office: 01482 300 306.

Audio described performance Saturday 19 October 2019
From £15 plus booking fee
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Our Audio Described Performances enable those with a visual impairment to enjoy a live description of the show through a headset or audio description device.

Pre-show notes will be available via headset or your audio description device beginning 15 minutes prior to the start of the performance. 

To book call Hull New Theatre Box Office: 01482 300 306.

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Touch Tour Insight for the visually impaired Saturday 23 November 2019
Free for Visually Impaired Patrons
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For those with a visual impairment, this free Touch Tour Insight workshop is a great opportunity for you to meet Company dancers and learn more about the production. Led by our dancers and an audio describer, you’ll have the chance to touch costumes and props from the production, learn more about basic ballet technique and discover movements from the ballet.

To book call Nottingham Theatre Royal Box Office: 0115 989 5555.

Audio described performance Saturday 23 November 2019
Tickets £46 per person*
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Our Audio Described Performances enable those with a visual impairment to enjoy a live description of the show through a headset or audio description device.

Pre-show notes will be available via headset or your audio description device beginning 15 minutes prior to the start of the performance.

To book call Nottingham Theatre Royal Box Office: 0115 989 5555.

*Tickets are priced at £46 per person with carers or companions qualifying for a free ticket upon joining the venue’s Access Requirement Register. Please contact the Access team via email at trch.access@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

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Touch Tour Insight for the visually impaired Saturday 21 December 2019
Free for Visually Impaired Patrons
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For those with a visual impairment, this free Touch Tour Insight workshop is a great opportunity for you to meet Company dancers and learn more about the production. Led by our dancers and an audio describer, you’ll have the chance to touch costumes and props from the production, learn more about basic ballet technique and discover movements from the ballet.

To book call Leeds Grand Theatre 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 21 December 2019
£27.50 per patron
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Our Audio Described Performances enable those with a visual impairment to enjoy a live description of the show through a headset or audio description device.

Pre-show notes will be available via headset or your audio description device beginning 15 minutes prior to the start of the performance. 

Tickets are £27.50 per patron and the £27.50 for a companion.

To book call Leeds Grand Theatre Box Office: 0844 848 2700*

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

Leicester Curve

Box Office 0116 242 3595

Leicester Curve's website

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Audio described performance Saturday 04 April 2020
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Audio described performance Saturday 02 May 2020
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Audio described performance Saturday 06 June 2020
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Geisha
Geisha
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Audio described performance Saturday 21 March 2020
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Audio described performance Saturday 28 March 2020
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London Sadler's Wells

Box Office 020 7863 8000

Minicom 020 7863 8015

London Sadler's Wells's website

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Audio described performance Saturday 25 April 2020
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Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Box Office 0131 529 6000

Typetalk 18001 0131 529 6003

Edinburgh Festival Theatre's website

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Audio described performance Saturday 09 May 2020
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Audio described performance Saturday 16 May 2020
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The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby

Leeds Playhouse

Box Office 0113 213 7800

Leeds Playhouse's website

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Audio described performance Saturday 12 September 2020
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Audio described performance Saturday 19 September 2020
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Audio described performance Saturday 31 October 2020
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Merlin
Merlin
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Audio described performance Saturday 21 November 2020
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Audio described performance Saturday 28 November 2020
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Audio described performance Saturday 12 December 2020
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