We offer audio described performances for visually impaired patrons as well offering Touch Tours before audio described performances. See bottom of page for specific dates and times.
Audio described performances
We offer audio described performances for all productions in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Audio description is a live commentary giving details of all the visual aspects of a production. The commentary is interspersed with the actors' dialogue. Before the play begins you can hear an introduction to the production which gives details of the set, costumes and characters. The commentary is delivered via radio headsets, which are available from the Box Office.
You can also get the introductory notes on CD sent to your home to listen to before you come to the theatre. Please ask for this service when you book your tickets or email email@example.com. These CDs are also available to listen to if you come to a performance. Please note that they will not be available for the first four weeks of the production.
These allow you to get close to the set, costumes and props used in the play. During a tour backstage, the audio describer will guide you through important props and character costumes used in the production. Touch Tours are kindly supported by the RSC Friends. These tours are free - to book a place please call 01789 403436
Guide dogs can be taken into the auditorium, but please tell the Box Office when booking your seat that 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.
We have 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 a hearing impairment. Please ask the Box Office about the availability of these seats when booking your ticket.
Audio described performance dates
Summer 2013 season
Wednesday 22 May 2013, 7pm (Touch Tour 5.00 - 5.30)
Saturday 22 June 2013, 1pm (Touch Tour 11.00 - 11.30)
As You Like It
Saturday 29 June 2013, 1pm (Touch Tour 11.00 - 11.30)
Monday 8 July 2013, 7.30pm (Touch Tour 5.30 - 6.00)
A Mad World My Masters
Saturday 20 July 2013, 1.15pm (Touch Tour 11.15 - 11.45)
Thursday 8 August 2013, 7.15pm (Touch Tour 5.15 - 5.45)
Saturday 17 August 2013, 1.15pm (Touch Tour 11.15 - 11.45)
Thursday 26 September 2013, 7.15pm (Touch Tour 5.15 - 5.45)
All's Well That Ends Well
Monday 19 August 2013, 7.30pm (Touch Tour 5.30 - 6.00)
Saturday 14 September 2013, 1pm (Touch Tour 11.00 - 11.30)
Saturday 5 October 2013, 1.15pm (Touch Tour 11.15 - 11.45)
Monday 21 October 2013, 7.15pm (Touch Tour 5.15 - 5.45)
Antony and Cleopatra
Thursday 28 November 2013, 7.15pm (Touch tour 5.15 – 5.45pm)
Saturday 30 November 2013, 1.15pm (Touch tour 11.15 – 11.45am)
Winter 2013 Season (Stratford)
Wednesday 6 November 2013, 7.30pm (Touch tour 5.30 – 6.30pm)
Saturday 16 November 2013, 1.30pm (Touch tour 11.30am – 12pm)
Wendy & Peter Pan
Sunday 12 January 2014, 2pm (Touch tour 12 – 12.30pm)
Friday 14 February 2014, 7.15pm (Touch tour 5.15 – 5.45pm)
Saturday 8 February 2014, 2.30pm (Touch tour 11.30am – 12pm)
Friday 7 March 2014, 7.30pm (Touch tour 5.30 – 6pm)
Bring Up The Bodies
Saturday 8 March 2014, 1.30pm (Touch tour 11.30am – 12pm)
Thursday 27 March 2014, 7.30pm (Touch tour 5.30 – 6pm)
Matilda The Musical - access information and introductory notes
Saturday 13 April 2013, 2.30pm (Touch Tour 12.30 - 12.55)
Sunday 2 June 2013, 3pm (Touch Tour 1.00 - 1.25)
Thursday 1 August 2013, 7.30pm (Touch Tour 5.30 - 5.55)
Friday 18 October 2013, 7.30pm (Touch Tour 5.30 - 5.55)
Wednesday 11 December 2013, 2.30pm (Touch Tour 12.30 - 12.55)
Richard II - access information
Saturday 18 January 2014, 2pm (Touch tour 12 – 12.30pm)