Access for people with learning disabilities

We offer performances that are more relaxed for all those who benefit from a show where loud noises are reduced, elements of surprise are kept to a minimum and moving around the auditorium is not a problem.

Relaxed performances are carefully created for people with learning disabilities and their families or carers so that everyone can enjoy the wonder of theatre at Nottingham Playhouse in an environment that is comfortable and supportive.

The house lights will be partially up throughout and ‘chill-out’ areas will be available before, during and after a performance. If a familiarisation visit would be helpful, we would be very happy to accommodate this.

Upcoming Relaxed Performances

Our Country’s Good

Relaxed Performance: Thursday 22 March, 1:30pm

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.


Relaxed Performance: Sunday 15 April, 3pm

With generations of bad luck in his family, it’s no surprise to Stanley Yelnats when he finds himself the victim of a miscarriage of justice and sent to Camp Green Lake, a barren landscape populated by nothing but holes.

He’s told the holes are to ‘build character’ and soon joins fellow inmates in digging one hole, five foot wide by five foot deep, every day… But Stanley soon finds that there’s a deeper mystery to be unearthed in the holes at Camp Green Lake.

Holes is a multi-award-winning novel that went on to have box office success on the big screen. Louis Sachar’s theatrical version is perfect for both adults and kids, promising quality drama with an added shovel full of fun.

Join us for a relaxed performance of Holes including live music and puppetry.


Tickets are £12 for those requiring a relaxed performance, otherwise standard pricing applies.

Call our Box Office on 0115 941 9419 for booking or more details on Relaxed Performances.

£12 tickets are also available online: please email for the promotion code. Place this in the promo code box in the top right hand corner of the screen when selecting your tickets.

Book groups and wheelchair spaces/transfers via Box Office on 0115 941 9419.

If you are a Charity, ask us about our Hothouse discounted ticket scheme.

Familiarise yourself with Nottingham Playhouse before you visit

We are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding familiarisation visits, wheelchair access and disabled parking, all you need to do is email