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Northern Ballet AD of Geisha!

Northern Ballet Audio Described Geisha - 25 April at Sadlers Wells!
Sadler's Wells Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, London EC1R 4TN
2.30 pm - TBC
020 7863 8000
25th April 2020
Tickets £15.00 – £65.00

Northern Ballet Audio Described of Geisha!

Northern Ballet return to Sadler’s Wells Theatre this Spring with a brand new production Geisha; based on remarkable true events, experience Northern Ballet’s exceptional dancers in this must-see ballet from 21st – 25th April, with an Audio Described performance available on Saturday 25th April at 2.30 pm.

Venue: Sadler’s Wells Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, London EC1R 4TN

Patrons wishing to make use of the audio description should book a headset in advance by calling the Ticket Office on 020 7863 8000. There are a limited amount of stalls seats for partially sighted patrons only available via the phone, please contact Ticket Office for more information. Subject to availability.

Box Office: 020 7863 8000

Minicom: 020 7863 8015

London Sadler’s Wells’s website

Northern Ballet’s Audio Described performance will immerse audiences in the story of Geisha – and with detailed descriptions of the ballet’s movements you won’t miss a beat. Tickets also include a chance for patrons (and companions if required), to take part in our Touch Tour Insight to learn more about the production.

Audio Description and Touch Tours

Our Audio Descriptions are co-written and delivered by former Northern Ballet Premier Dancer Pippa Moore and VocalEyes, offering a unique insight into our productions and bringing our performances to life for visually impaired patrons. You will hear descriptions of the movement, action and drama on stage with music played live by Northern Ballet Sinfonia.

‘I didn’t know what to expect but the music and description gelled really well together. I was enthralled with it — it was as if everything else around you didn’t exist.’
Visually Impaired Patron

Audio Description ticket holders are encouraged to take part in our free Touch Tour Insight Workshops, which take place before our Audio Described performances. These workshops introduce elements of the production to aid your understanding of the show. You will hear descriptions of the scenery, feel the props and costumes and discover the shapes and quality of the movement from the ballet with the aid of Pippa and Company dancers.

‘I used to go and see dance companies regularly before losing a lot of my eyesight. I did not think I would be able to go to any dance performances ever again… A friend encouraged me to go to an audio-visual performance and touch tour and your ballet was my first experience of this… it made such a positive difference and I will be returning to see further dance performances. Thank you Northern Ballet for such a good touch tour.’
Visually Impaired Patron

Our listings below let you know where and when Audio Described performances will be taking place and includes the information in audio format.

Please note that the timings for the Touch Tour Insight Workshops vary by venue. In addition to the Touch Tour Insight Workshop you can hear pre-show notes which describe the set, props and costumes via your headset or audio description device, beginning 15 minutes prior to the performance.


AD Theatre: Nor Woman Neither

Nor Woman Neither Audio describwd and touch tours on 3-7 Dec

Nor Woman Neither

by Ingrid Schiller and Verity Kirk

As a girl she dreams, as a woman she screams.

In a world burdened with the pressure of success, how far would you go to get what you want?

Nor Woman Neither’ is a 60minute play about Laura. Laura is a failing actress, filled with ambition. She reaches crisis when a life-changing offer challenges her, and forces her to revisit eight darkly comic moments from her past. The issues surrounding ‘MeToo’ are the crux of our play. We feel it speaks definitely and passionately about women’s place in society.

Nor Woman Neither is a 60 minute dark comedy with a kick.

Dates: 25th November – 14th December  Times  19:45, 20:00 (14:30)
Touch Tour  & Audio Described Dates:  3-7 December
Venue: Tristan Bates Theatre, Actors Centre 1A Tower Street, London, WC2H 9NP
Costs: £15 / £13.50   –  The show is suitable for ages 15+.

Please contact dutymanager@actorscentre.co.uk if you require a headset.

online booking link: https://www.actorscentre.co.uk/theatre/nor-woman-neither

Several shows for visually impaired people are available from the 3rd-7th December. Eleanor Margolies is our amazing audio describer, and we’ve done a lot of crowdfunding to make this all possible.

Performances on 3-7th December will include a free touch tour for our visually impaired/blind audience members as well as audio description options. Touch tour will commence at 19:45 with the performance starting at 20:00 during these dates.

We currently offer a concessionary rate to the following groups: Over 60s, Under 16s, Disability and Carer, Students with a valid student ID, Unemployed, Equity Member with a valid Equity Card, Actor Centre Members. Additonal accepted criteria may apply to individual productions, please contact boxoffice@tristanbatestheatre.co.uk for more information.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the performance begins. We cannot guarantee entry to the performance once it has begun. The Actors Centre reserves the right to refuse entry.

Written for the RADA Festival 2018, and had a very successful run. This has led to the very exciting opportunity of having a three week run at the Tristan Bates Theatre in central London from 25th November to 14th December.

Both the Tristan Bates Theatre and the John Thaw Studio are wheelchair accessible, and provisions can be made upon request for front row seats for individuals with visual and/or audio impairments. Please contact dutymanager@actorscentre.co.uk for more information.


Les Miserables: Audio described!

Les Miserables Audio described with VICTA

Les Miserables audio described performance in Milton Keynes with VICTA

Who: 5 to 29 years plus 1 guest (please note if the applicant is under 18 the guest must be 18 or over)
When: 22 May 2019  Closing date to apply: Friday 19 April
Location: Milton Keynes Theatre
Cost: £20 for a pair of tickets

Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed production of Les Misérables is now touring the UK, stopping at Milton Keynes Theatre where there will be an audio described performance on Wednesday 22 May.

With glorious new staging and dazzlingly re-imagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this breath-taking production promises to be amazing. Boublil and Schönberg’s magnificent score of Les Misérables includes the well-loved songs, “I Dreamed a Dream”, “On My Own”, “Stars”, “Bring Him Home”, “Do You Hear the People Sing?”, “One Day More” and many more!

There is also an accompanying touch tour available where you will be able to get hands on with parts of the set, clothing and props used by the cast.

Storm the barricades for a ticket!

Please note: The performance includes gunfire, smoke and flashing light effects

If you would like to apply for tickets, please complete the online application form via the link below. https://www.victa.org.uk/les-mis-mk/


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