We run regular performances with integrated British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation, and also provide supporting BSL videos for many of our shows.

Performances with integrated British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation involve the interpreter being part of the action onstage. You will see the interpreter interacting with the actors onstage and they will be in costume.

When booking for a signed performance, tell the box office so that we can give you a seat where you can see the signer clearly or use promo code 10408 to bring up the correct seats during the booking process.

We also produce BSL synopsis videos for many of our shows. You can watch videos below on The Winter's Tale, Romeo and Juliet, King John, The Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Julius Caesar, Much Ado About Nothing and Love's Labour's Lost.

The Winter's Tale

Directed by Deputy Artistic Director Erica Whyman, The Winter's Tale has been reimagined for the screen. A BSL-interpreted version was broadcast in April 2021 on BBC Four and is now available through BBC iPlayer.

Watch The Winter's Tale with BSL

How to book a BSL integrated performance

You can view our list of accessible performances or use our What's On to find the show you want to see and browse for BSL integrated performance dates. Use promo code 10408 to bring up the correct seats during the booking process.

If you're booking by phone, call us on on 01789 331275 and tell the Box office you want to watch the BSL so we can give you a seat where you can see the signer clearly.

The Seven Ages of Man

Watch actor Charlotte Arrowsmith perform an extract from Shakespeare's The Seven Ages of Man speech, from As You Like It, as part of our Share Your Shakespeare project. 

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Interval Drinks podcast

As part of our podcast series Interval Drinks, actor Bea Webster interviewed Charlotte Arrowsmith in a vodcast, in British Sign Language, with voiceover by interpreters and captions. Interval Drinks brings together current Royal Shakespeare Company actors with RSC artists who have inspired them.

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