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Northern Ballet AD of Geisha!

Northern Ballet Audio Described Geisha - 25 April at Sadlers Wells!

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.

 

Northern Ballet AD of Geisha!

Northern Ballet Audio Described Geisha - 25 April at Sadlers Wells!
Venue:
Sadler's Wells Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, London EC1R 4TN
Time:
2.30 pm - TBC
Phone:
020 7863 8000
Date:
25th April 2020
Cost:
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.

 

Mamma Mia at Milton Keynes Theatre – book by 4 April with VICTA!  

Mamma Mia at Milton Keynes Theatre - book by 4 April with VICTA!
Venue:
Milton Keynes Theatre - Show date 20 May 2017
Time:
2.30pm - TBC
Phone:
01908 240831
Date:
04th April 2017
Cost:
£15


Mamma Mia, the hit musical celebrating the music of ABBA is coming to Milton Keynes this May.

VICTA have tickets to the audio described afternoon performance on 20th May 2017 at 2.30pm. We will be booking a table for lunch at a nearby restaurant if anyone would like to join us for a bite to eat before-hand (this will be at your own expense).

Mamma Mia at Milton Keynes Theatre with VICTA

Venue: Milton Keynes Theatre
Age: 14 to 29 years plus one guest (must be 18+)
Application Closing Date: 4 April 2017
Event Date: Saturday 20 May 2017  Time: 2.30pm
Cost: £15 per person

There is a touch tour available at 1.30pm but this will be first-come, first-served as unfortunately they cannot offer spaces to the whole group.The show is pipped as the ‘ultimate feel-good party’, and we expect to be singing, laughing and dancing along to this sun-drenched exhilarating musical.

The tickets on offer are for a VI applicant plus one guest (or parent/carer if you are under 18), unfortunately we are unable to invite additional guests per applicant to this activity.

To apply for tickets, please visit this link:  Find out more and Apply  by filling in the format the bottom of the page.