Accessible Open Morning

Saturday 12 March, 10am – 1pm

Nottingham Playhouse


Disabled Access Day is a national initiative created to raise awareness of the importance of access and encourage people to get out there and try something new.

We’re joining forces with venues across Nottingham to offer a variety of accessible events, so you can make the most of your time in the city.

Nottingham Playhouse

Join us for our open morning, where there will be activities accessible for all. Drop in from 10 – 1pm to get an insight into how our productions are made, get up close to our props, costumes and models, meet us, ask any questions and find out about our accessible services.

Backstage Tours

Everything you see on stage in a production has usually been made here at the Playhouse. Find out how by taking a tour backstage.
Sign Interpreted Backstage Tour: 10amBook Online
Wheelchair Friendly Backstage Tour: 10:15am
Limited places available. Book by calling Box Office on 0115 041 9419, or by emailing
(Booking for Wheelchair Friendly Backstage Tour via phone only, so we know your access requirements).

Ramps on the Moon Talk

11am- 11:30 am
Find out more about Ramps on the Moon, a ground-breaking touring project which signals a change in the UK’s disability arts provision. Bringing together six major theatres, alongside champions of accessibility; Graeae, it will change the way theatre made by and for Deaf and disabled people is seen. We are putting Deaf and disabled artists and audiences at the centre of our work; to accelerate positive change and stimulate awareness of disability issues within arts and culture.

The talk will be presented by Sharon Osbourne, Ramps on the Moon Project Administrator, signed in BSL and there will be a voice over, provided by interpreter Ali Green.

Book Online, by calling Box Office on 0115 941 9419 or emailing

Theatre Royal + Royal Concert Hall

10am – 1pm, Dress Circle Foyer of the Theatre Royal

Come along to our free open day to find out more about the accessible facilities we offer and learn about the variety of shows throughout our season that cater to various access needs, including audio described, British Sign Language (BSL), captioned performances and relaxed performances.

Use the new lift and see the recent access development works completed on the Theatre Royal Dress Circle and if you’ve never been inside the two venues then come and have a look at the seating options in both the Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall and familiarise yourself with the layout.

You can also find out about our work with the National Autistic Society, Action for Blind People, Alzheimer’s Society, and Dementia Friends. Or simply come along for a free tea or coffee, chat with staff and listen to our resident pianist playing a selection of show tunes.

More Information

National Ice Centre

National Ice Centre are hosting an Ice skating session from 10am-12pm for £3.50 for persons with access requirements.
The disabled inclusion ice skating sessions are open for all regardless of age or disability. Customers with access requirements can access the ice in many ways including on ice skates, in their own wheelchair, or in one of the purpose built sledges. On-ice rink assistants are also on hand for further support. The National Ice Centre is a CredAbility Verified Accessible venue and has changing places facilities, lifts, wheelchair access and disabled parking bays.
For more information visit or view our Accessibility video which highlights the benefits of our venue.

Broadway Cinema

Broadway is a fully accessible four-screen independent cinema showing the best films from around the world. You can also enjoy a meal or a drink in one of our two cafebars. Each month, we programme a Supportive Environment screening suitable for children on the autistic spectrum and their families. Tickets are £2 for under-16s and £3.60 for adults.
Supportive Environment Screening of ZARAFA (PG) at 12pm. Book Online


We will be at Theatre Royal + Royal Concert Hall 10am – 1pm as part of their free open day to talk about the accessibility of our new state-of-the-art International Centre for Dance and Choreography opening in summer 2016, as well as the vast inclusive opportunities that will be offered in our new centre, which is situated in the heart of Nottingham.

Dates & Times

Accessible Open Morning - Sat 12 Mar 10:00am Sat 12 Mar Nottingham Playhouse 10:00am Sign Interpreted Sign Interpreted Backstage Tour: FREE
Accessible Open Morning - Sat 12 Mar 11:00am Sat 12 Mar Nottingham Playhouse 11:00am Sign Interpreted Ramps on the Moon Talk: FREE

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