Access performances

We offer audio described and captioned performances for all patrons who are visually impaired, deaf or hearing impaired. We do this for all of our productions.

Captioned performance dates for Henry IV Part I:
Saturday, 24 May, 2014 1:15pm (Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon)
Friday, 8 August, 2014 7:15pm (Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon)

Audio described performance for Henry IV Part I
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, available from the desk in the theatre foyer.

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

Audio described performance dates for Henry IV Part I:
Saturday 21 June, 1.15pm (Touch Tour 11.15am) (Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon)
Friday 29 August, 7.15pm (Touch Tour 5.15pm) (Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon)

Audio introductions for Henry IV Part I
The audio introduction for Henry IV Part I will also be available to listen to in mp3 format or read as text: links to download these files will be published here before the access performance dates.

Find out about other services for visually impaired patrons, including:

  • Touch Tours
  • Bringing guide dogs to the theatre
  • Seats for people with visual or hearing impairment

Henry IV Part I

by William Shakespeare

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4 - 8 Nov 2014

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28 Oct - 1 Nov 2014

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25 Sept - 4 Oct 2014

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18 March - 6 September 2014

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29 Nov 2014 - 24 Jan 2015

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