Access information

We want to make everything we do accessible to all our audiences.

We offer captioned and audio described performances along with touch tours helping to enhance your experience at the theatre.

Information for the deaf and hard of hearing - Find out more 
Information for the visually impaired - Find out more

Ticket prices
Tickets for people with disabilities cost £16 in all our theatres - whenever you visit or wherever you choose to sit. If you require the services of a companion their ticket will also be £16. Please note that currently booking for patrons with specific seating requirements isn't available online.

Booking tickets – call 0844 800 1114
You can book using our dedicated booking line for people with disabilities (above), by emailing access@rsc.org.uk or in person at the theatre Box Office. Advance booking is recommended and please remember to tell the Box Office if you require a wheelchair space, an aisle seat or if you want seats for an audio described or captioned performance. This will allow the Box Office to allocate you the most appropriate seat for your needs. Please note that for Health & Safety reasons, if you have booked a wheelchair space you will need to remain in your wheelchair. If you wish to transfer from your wheelchair to a fixed seat please do not book a wheelchair space.

Improving Visibility
There are four seats available at every performance in the front row of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, and Swan Theatre stalls for people with either a visual or hearing impairment. Please ask Box Office staff about the availability of these seats when booking your ticket.

Parking
There are seven disabled parking bays on Waterside directly outside the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and ten bays on Chapel Lane, the road opposite the Swan Theatre. These spaces are available on a first come, first served basis.

Southern Lane also has on-road parking for blue badge holders; the ten parking bays at the side and rear of The Courtyard Theatre are still available. There is a car drop off point directly outside the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and a coach drop off point just past the Swan Theatre.

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