Access for people who are Deaf, hard of hearing or deafened

We provide accessible performances for all Main Stage Nottingham Playhouse Company Productions.

Captioned Performances

Provided for Deaf, hard of hearing or deafened people. Captioning converts spoken word into text and is presented on a screen at the side of the stage. The text scrolls at the same pace as the actors speak. The best place to view the caption board is in the stalls, in the middle and anywhere between Row J and Row T. If you would prefer to sit in the Circle, the best position is close to the front, in the centre.

British Sign Language Interpreted Performances

Provided for people for whom British Sign Language is their first language. The interpreter usually stands on the side of the stage, lit by a single spotlight and faces the front. Positioning of the signer changes depending on the show, ask our box office when booking for the best seats for viewing the interpreter.

Enhanced Hearing Headsets

For those with partial hearing loss, Sennheiser Infrared Enhanced Hearing headsets are available. We have two types of separate headsets; one that works with hearing aids and one that works without.
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(Left) The neck loop is worn like a necklace, which creates an induction loop for hearing aid users with the “T” position. When wearing the loop, patrons are able to hear the sound in the performance via their hearing aids. Volume can be adjusted using the dial at the front.

(Right) This headset is for patrons without hearing aids and is worn to amplify all the sound in the auditorium. Volume can be adjusted using the dial at the front.On specific Audio Described performances, a live verbal commentary providing an explanation of the visual information can also be heard through the headset.

Please reserve your headset with the Box Office when booking.

Assistance Dogs are always welcome: please advise the Box Office when booking.

For any more information please contact Rebecca on


The Kite Runner

Captioned and BSL Interpreted: Wednesday 6 September, 7:45pm

Pride and Prejudice

Captioned and BSL Interpreted: Wednesday 27 September, 7:45pm

All My Sons

Captioned and BSL Interpreted: Wednesday 18 October, 7:30pm

The Cherry Orchard

Captioned and BSL Interpreted: Wednesday 15 November, 7:45pm


Captioned and BSL Interpreted: Saturday 9 December, 2:30pm and Thursday 14 December, 7:30pm


Drama: £32 – £8

For all Nottingham Playhouse Company Productions, patrons who require a companion to enable their visit will receive the second ticket for free.


To book any of our accessible performances simply click on the performance date you wish to attend, call our Box Office on 0115 941 9419 or email If you are using the BSL interpretation or caption board for Pride & Prejudice or The Cherry Orchard, we recommend choosing a seat in Stalls Right, rows K – 0. Please note we hold some seats in this area for patrons requiring the BSL interpretation and Captioning which may not appear available online, contact us to find out more.