Relaxed Performance

Relaxed performance

Relaxed Performances are open to anyone and aim to reduce anxiety around theatre visits to help everyone have an enjoyable time. They may benefit people with sensory or communication disorders, or a learning disability. There is a more informal atmosphere in the auditorium and features include:

  • For some productions, before your visit you will receive a visual story which includes an outline of the plot
  • The lights in the auditorium will remain on during the performance
  • You can make noise during the performance
  • You can leave and re-enter the auditorium as you need
  • If you want to leave the auditorium there is a chill out space available
  • The sound and lighting are adapted to reduce the volume and remove flashing lighting effects
  • Ear defenders are available if the sound is too loud. These can be collected at the Box Office



Durham Gala Theatre

Wed 1 Apr, 4.00pm

Box office: 0300 026 6600

Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre

Sat 4 Apr, 4.00pm

Box office: 01429 890000

Buxton Opera House

Tue 7 Apr, 2.00pm

Box office: 01298 72190

Mansfield Palace Theatre

Tue 12 May, 4.30pm

Box office: 01623 633133

Corby The Core

Wed 13 May, 6.00pm

Box office: 01536 470470

Bridlington Spa

Fri 15 May, 5.00pm

Box office: 01262 678258

Derby Theatre

Tue 26 May, 2.00pm

Box office: 01332 593939

Harrogate Theatre

Fri 29 May, 2.00pm

Box office: 01423 502 116