We release new videos showing how we make our work more accessible, and announce extra British Sign Language performances for our shows.

We want everyone to experience theatre at its best, and to be able to visit our buildings, see our exhibitions and eat in our restaurant and cafes. Watch our new Access For All videos : 

  • Move: how easy it is to move up, down and around our buildings 
    Sign: Integrated British Sign Language shows and captioned performances for people who are Deaf or hard of hearing
  • Touch: Audio described performances and touch tours are for people who are blind or visually impaired
  • Relax: Helping people with autism enjoy and anyone who might want a more relaxed atmosphere to enjoy our shows

British Sign Language Performances 

We can also announce four semi-integrated British Sign Language (BSL) performances as part of our latest season, each of which will be accompanied by BSL tours before each show.

Snow in Midsummer, The Earthworks, Myth and Julius Caesar will each feature a BSL performance, where an interpreter will work alongside the actors on stage - in costume - as part of the show. Before each show, you can also find out more about the play with a BSL tour - a chance to explore the props and costumes before the show. 

You will also be able to take part in a special, free interpreted post-show talk after the BSL performance. 

Book tickets or find out more about access


We try to make everything we do as accessible as possible to everyone, from plays on our stages to our events and exhibitions. We are always looking for new and effective ways to help people come and experience theatre at its best.

What else do we offer? 

  • Accessible toilets on every floor of our building
  • A range of assisted performances for every show
  • An Access Matters large print newspaper with details of our assisted performances and other access information. 
  • An accessible permanent exhibition, The Play's the Thing, with large print descriptions, subtitled videos, and BSL interpretation
  • Dedicated seating in our theatres 
  • Discounted tickets for disabled people and companions, where required

Disabled Access Day takes place over the weekend, from 10 - 12 March and is sponsored by Euan's Guide, a listing and review site that helps disabled people know which venues are easily accessible. 


An interpreter on stage for one of our performances of Midsummer Night's Dream (2016)


The RSC Access programme is supported by Virgin Media as part of its commitment to transform lives through digital technology, ensuring everyone has access to theatre.

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