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
Summer 2013 Season (Stratford-upon-Avon)
Antony and Cleopatra Thursday 26 November 2013, 7.15pm
Winter 2013 Season (Stratford-upon-Avon)
Richard II – Saturday 9 November 2013, 1.30pm (Returns only)
Wendy & Peter Pan – Saturday 18 January 2014, 1.15pm
Wolf Hall – Saturday 15 March 2014, 1.30pm (Returns only)
Bring Up The Bodies – Saturday 15 March 2014, 7.30pm (Returns only)
Summer 2014 Season (Stratford-upon-Avon)
Henry IV Part I – Sat 24 May 2014, 1.15pm and Fri 8 Aug 2014, 7.15pm
Henry IV Part II – Fri 30 May 2014, 7.15pm and Sat 9 Aug 2014, 7.15pm
The Two Gentlemen of Verona – Thu 14 Aug 2014, 1.15pm and Thu 21 Aug 2014, 7.15pm
The Roaring Girl – Thu 24 Jul 2014, 7.30pm and Sat 20 Sep 2014, 1.30pm
Arden of Faversham – Tue 17 Jun 2014, 7.30pm and Wed 27 Aug 2014, 7.30pm
The White Devil – Tue 9 Sep 2014, 7.30pm and Sat 4 Oct 2014, 1.30pm
Matilda The Musical - access information
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 (Returns only)
Newcastle upon Tyne
As You Like It – Thursday 31 October 2013, 7.30pm
All's Well That Ends Well – Thursday 7 November 2013, 7.30pm