Access Scottish Theatre lists accessible performances and venues across Scotland. They provide you with all the information you need to plan a trip to the theatre and enjoy yourself.
The listings cover:
• Audio Description – Audio Described performances supporting people who are blind or partially sighted. An audio describer meets audience members to introduce set and characters by providing verbal description which continues during the performance via a headset. Sometimes there is a Touch Tour of the set and costumes before.
• BSL Interpretation – BSL interpreted performances allow people who are Deaf or for whom British Sign Language is their first or preferred language access to live performance. BSL interpreters provide a linguistic and artistic interpretation. The interpreter mostly stands to one side of the stage but sometimes interpreters are involved in the staging or the performance.
• Captioning – Captioning is similar to television subtitling and gives Deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people access to live performances. A captioner carefully prepares and cues text that appears in real time on units placed to the side of the stage, centrally or within the set. Hearing assistance systems tend to be used alongside captioning.
• Relaxed Performances – Adapted for audience members who want a more relaxed environment. This could include people on the autistic spectrum or people with Dementia. Loud noises and strobe lighting are omitted, house lights are not fully dimmed and people are more free to move about. Approaches vary so contact venues for details
With theatres across Scotland, including Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling, Dundee, Perth, Pitlochry, Aberdeen, Inverness and Musselburgh there is sure to be a listing accessible to you. The guide provides details on how to book, how to get to the venue and what services are provided at each venue. Some theatres have listed tips on the best place to sit so there is no reasons not to get out and enjoy what the theatre has to offer.
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