Accessible Performances at The Theatre Royal

Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds is delighted to announce details of the forthcoming accessible performances in its spring 2020 season, including some updates to the access options of the annual pantomime. The theatre is also now seeking input from groups who would benefit from accessible performances to help inform and shape the provisions going forward.

Theatre Royal is committed to providing accessible options to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to enjoy great shows. In 2020, as well as scheduling some accessible performances as standard, the team are looking to hear from groups who would benefit from these provisions and with enough interest will schedule an accessible performance for any production that would be desirable. So far, the confirmed accessible performances are as follows:

Shirley Valentine – Audio Described and Captioned – Sat 15 Feb, 3pm (optional Touch Tour starts at 2pm)

Dead Good – Dialogue free, accessible to deaf audiences without the need for a signer or captioning – Tue 3 Mar, 7.30pm

Quality Street – Audio Described and Captioned – Sat 14 Mar, 3pm (optional Touch Tour starts at 2pm)

The Glee Club – Audio Described and Captioned – Sat 25 Apr, 3pm (optional Touch Tour starts at 2pm)

Small Worlds – Dialogue free, accessible to deaf audiences without the need for a signer or captioning – Thu 28 May, 11am, 1.30pm, 4pm & 6.30pm

Following customer feedback, the access provisions for the annual pantomime have been increased too. For Cinderella the popular BSL Interpreted and Relaxed Performances will be scheduled again but for the first time there will also be an Audio Described and Captioned performance too. The pantomime accessible performances are as follows:

BSL Interpreted performance – Wed 9 Dec, 7pm

Relaxed Performances – Thu 7 Jan, 7pm & Fri 8 Jan, 10.30am

Audio Described and Captioned – Sat 9 Jan, 11am (Touch Tour starts at 10am)

Accessible performances at Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds are supported by The St Edmunds Trust and the theatre is very grateful for their support.

For more details on accessible performances (an information sheet is available) or to look at arranging a group visit please contact Aaron by email aaron@theatreroyal.org or by telephone 01284 829931.