Facilities for Blind and Visually Impaired


You can now enhance your visit to this website by launching the accessibility toolbar (which is always available to launch via the ‘Accessibility Tools’ button in the top right corner of the website). This toolbar enables you to change the colour scheme, as well as text font style, size, colour and spacing. It also assists the reading of the site with five main tools: ruler, screen mask, magnifier and dictionary. In addition, the screen reader will read aloud website text, giving greater access to our website.


Audio description is a live verbal commentary providing information on the visual elements of a production as it unfolds. It describes action that is essential to the understanding of the story, as well as other visual information such as the style and design, sets, costumes, facial expressions and visual jokes, thereby giving blind or partially sighted individuals a richer experience.

If you have signed up for our pilot Access Online scheme, please ensure that, once you have logged on and selected the Audio Described performance, you select a seat indicated by a star.


Customers who would like to make use of the Touch Tour will be invited to attend a socially distanced talk from the audio describers from VocalEyes and company members of the show, who will introduce themselves and their characters through voice. Following this, customers will be given access to the stage to touch elements of the scenic design, which will be sanitised between guests. Please note: we are unable to offer the usual passing round of props and costumes for touching, given the need to sanitise between each customer, but we will have some items on display to be viewed by those with residual vision.


Guide dogs are welcome at the Open Air Theatre. Please let the box office know when booking your ticket so that we can arrange an aisle seat, or have someone at hand to take care of your dog. Some of our productions contain loud noises and bright lighting effects. If this is likely to upset your dog please ask for advice when booking your ticket.