Audio Description is a form of audio-visual translation using the natural pauses in speech or sound to insert a narrative that verbally translates the visual image. The service is available on selected screenings and performances via the Infra-Red Induction loops which can be borrowed from our sales and information desk on arrival.
Relaxed events are currently designed to improve the experience for people with Autistic Spectrum conditions, sensory, motor and communication disorders, learning disabilities and anyone who would benefit from a more adapted environment. The main lights remain on, the volume is reduced, and we hope you’ll feel comfortable to remain inside should you need to make noises or move involuntarily. We sometimes offer a pre-show introduction to the venue and performers, signalling anything that may be big, loud, or unexpected. There will also be a quiet area close by for should you need a break.
Some of our performances are British Sign Language (BSL) Interpreted, where a translator will stand to the side of the stage and interpret the characters’ dialogue for the audience. Please let our sales and information team know at the time of booking if you require this service so that you can be seated in a suitable position to see the interpreter. Talks and tours are also BSL interpreted.
On some of our screenings and performances, dialogue will be displayed above or below the stage, or at the bottom of the cinema screen. Not only are these events useful for hearing impaired people, but people with English as a second language or students studying the text may also benefit from this service.