men in red and black military uniform, and costume masks, dancing with ladies in 1920s dresses

Much Ado About Nothing

William Shakespeare

Assisted performance of Much Ado About Nothing at the Theatre Royal Haymarket

  • Theatre Royal Haymarket


    Until 18 Mar 2017

  • Running time:

    2 hrs 10 mins + 20 mins interval

Next performance:

27 February, 7:30PM

Theatre Royal Haymarket

Details are below for both Love's Labour's Lost and Much Ado About Nothing, which play in repertoire. 

Captioned Performances

Captioning is similar to television subtitles and gives people who are deaf, deafened or hard of hearing access to live performance. The actors’ words appear on an LED caption unit placed next to the stage or in the set, at the same time as they are spoken or sung.

The caption units will be placed in the Royal Circle, positioned to see the show on stage and read the text on the screens.

Royal Circle tickets are £25 each (inc £1.50 restoration levy) 

You can select your own seats online below – there are rows held in the centre of the Royal Circle.

Love’s Labour’s Lost, Wednesday 1 February, 2.30pm Book tickets
Much Ado About Nothing, Wednesday 1 February, 7.30pm Book tickets

or call 020 7930 8800  (Mon - Sat 10am - 7.30pm)

Audio described performances

Audio description is a live commentary giving details of all the visual aspects of a production. The commentary is interspersed with the actors’ dialogue and is delivered via radio headsets.

At audio described performances, before the play begins you can hear an introduction to the production which gives details of the set, costumes and characters. Alternatively you can listen to these in advance – they are available in the following ways:

A CD of the notes can be sent to your home – please ask for this service when you book your tickets or email, they can also be found on the Haymarket website when available. Please note that while you do not need to be attending a specific audio described performance to make use of the introductory notes, they will usually only be available from a few days before the first audio described performance of any given production

Front Stalls tickets £25 each (inc £1.50 restoration levy) 

Love’s Labour’s Lost, Wednesday 18 January, 2.30pm (Touch Tour 12.30pm)
Much Ado About Nothing, Wednesday 18 January, 7.30pm (Touch Tour 5.30pm)

These allow you to get close to the set, costumes and props used in the play. During a tour, the audio describer will guide you through important props and character costumes used in the production. These tours are free – to book a place please call 01789 403436.

Tickets for the Audio Described Performances can be booked through the RSC Access Booking Line 01789 403 436.


The audio introduction for the play is now available to listen to in mp3 format or read the text introduction to Much Ado About Nothing.