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


We provide accessible performances for all Main Stage Nottingham Playhouse Company Productions. Take a look at our Seating Plan to find out which seats we recommend for viewing the BSL interpreter and Caption Board, or using an enhanced hearing headset.

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.

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.

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.
Headset image
(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 access@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk

UPCOMING ACCESSIBLE PERFORMANCES

All My Sons

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

October Family Fest

BSL Interpretation for A Morning at the Circus: Wednesday 25th October, 10am – 12pm

The Cherry Orchard

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

Town Mouse and Country Mouse

BSL Interpreted and Captioned: Tuesday 19 December, 1:15pm and Thursday 4 January, 10:30am

Cinderella

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

Spring/Summer 2017

Wonderland

Captioned: Saturday 24 February, 2:30pm
BSL Interpreted: Friday 23 February, 7:30pm

Mirror Mirror

BSL Interpreted: Saturday 24 February 12pm and 2:45pm

Our Country’s Good

Our Country’s Good is a production made in association with Ramps on the Moon.
All performances of Ramps on the Moon productions feature a creative use of British Sign Language interpretation, captioning and audio description.

Touch Tours: 1 hour before the performance on Friday 16 March, 7:30pm and Saturday 24 March, 2:30pm

Holes

BSL Interpreted: Thursday 19 April, 7pm
Captioned: Saturday 21 April, 3pm

Shebeen

BSL Interpreted: Friday 15 June, 7:30pm
Captioned: Saturday 16 June, 2:30pm

Autumn 2018

Sweet Charity

BSL Interpreted: Friday 21 September, 7:30pm
Captioned: Saturday 15 September, 2:30pm

Kindertransport

BSL Interpreted: Friday 19 October, 7:30pm
Captioned: Saturday 20 October, 2:30pm

The Madness of George III

BSL Interpreted: Friday 16 November, 7:30pm
Captioned: Saturday 17 November, 2:30pm

Booking

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 access@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk. If you are using the BSL interpretation, caption board or booking a headset for hearing enhancement, take a look at our Seating Plan before booking. 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.