We offer captioned performances for deaf and hearing impaired patrons and a radio system which enhances the stage sound for people with hearing loss. See bottom of page for specific dates and times.
We offer captioned performances for all RSC productions. Captioning involves scrolling the text of the play onto an LED screen which is situated near to the stage. This enables people to read the dialogue as the actors speak the words. It is important that when booking for a captioned performance you tell the Box Office so that they can allocate a seat for you where you can see the caption box.
Enhanced stage sound
The Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Swan Theatre has a radio system which gives enhanced stage sound for people who are hard of hearing.
We have four seats available at every performance in the front row of the Royal Shakespeare and Swan Theatre stalls for people with either a visual or a hearing impairment. Please ask the Box Office about the availability of these seats when booking your ticket.
The Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Swan Theatre auditoria are fitted with a loop system as are the cloakroom, Box Office, bar and Stage Door.
Hearing dogs for the Deaf
Dogs can be taken into the auditorium, but please tell the Box Office when booking your seat if you are bringing your dog. Alternatively you can leave your dog with a member of staff in the foyer, but again please let us know.
Captioned Performance Dates
Winter 2012 season
A Life of Galileo - Wednesday 13 March 2013, 7.30pm
Summer 2013 season
The Empress - Friday 3 May 2013, 7.15pm
As You Like It - Wednesday 5 June 2013, 7.30pm
A Mad World My Masters - Thursday 11 July 2013, 7.15pm
Titus Andronicus - Friday 26 July 2013, 7.15pm
Hamlet - Friday 23 August 2013, 7pm
All's Well That Ends Well - Friday 6 September 2013, 7.30pm
Candide - Wednesday 2 October 2013, 1.15pm
Antony and Cleopatra – Thursday 26 November 2013, 7.15pm
Winter 2013 Season (Stratford)
Richard II – Saturday 9 November 2013, 1.30pm
Wendy & Peter Pan – Saturday 18 January 2014, 1.15pm
Wolf Hall – Saturday 15 March 2014, 1.30pm
Bring Up The Bodies – Saturday 15 March 2014, 7.30pm
Matilda The Musical - access information
Sunday 14 April 2013, 3pm
Saturday 1 June 2013, 2.30pm
Wednesday 31 July 2013, 2.30pm
Tuesday 15 October 2013, 7pm
Sunday 15 December 2013, 3pm
Richard II - access information
Saturday 11 January 2014, 2pm