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Audio-described performances

Audio-described performances

During the temporary closure of the National Theatre due to Covid-19, we are streaming a National Theatre Live recording each week on YouTube. We are unable to offer Audio-descriptions of all the streams but where possible, we will make the pre-performance notes available, as MP3s and word docx.

Audio-described provision for Les Blancs

Streaming from 7pm on Thursday 2 July to 7pm on Thursday 9 July

Audio described notes on the background to the play. (MP3 1 mins 17 secs)

Audio described notes on the, set, costumes and characters (MP3 11 mins 07 secs)

Audio-described provision for The Deep Blue Sea

Streaming from 7pm on Thursday 9 July to 7pm on Thursday 16 July

There will be an audio described version of The Deep Blue Sea stream available on YouTube. Links will be available closer to the streaming date of 9 July.

Audio described notes on the background to the play. (MP3 3 mins 57 secs)

Audio described notes on the, set, costumes and characters (MP3 9 mins 37 secs)

Transcript of the audio described notes (Word)

Audio-described provision for Amadeus

Streaming from 7pm on Thursday 16 July to 7pm on Thursday 23 July

There will be an audio described version of the Amadeus stream available on YouTube. Links will be available closer to the streaming date of 16 July.

Audio described notes on the background to the play. (MP3 2 mins 10 secs)

Audio described notes on the, set, costumes and characters (MP3 15 mins 07 secs)

Transcript of the audio described notes (Word)

 

When the theatre has re-opened, audio described performances have a live audio-description that can be heard through headphones. A Touch Tour is for blind and partially-sighted customers to familiarise themselves with the set ahead of the performance. 

Email: access@nationaltheatre.org.uk for details

National Theatre Access List

To book specific Access allocations online (wheelchair spaces, best seats for captioned performances) and tickets at the Disabled concessionary rate, subscribe to our Access List. Find more information, and the sign-up form here.
Access List members should log in before selecting tickets.

We hold an allocation of seats for blind and partially-sighted customers. You can also book a free Touch Tour ahead of the performance.

Email: access@nationaltheatre.org.uk

What is an Audio Described Performance?

Join Yusuf on a touch tour and audio-described performance of Mosquitoes.

More info