Creating theatre for everyone
WE HAVE A RANGE OF RECENTLY UPDATED ACCESSIBLE FACILITIES AT LEEDS PLAYHOUSE, MAKING SURE THAT EVERYONE CAN USE THE BUILDING.
- Electric wheelchair accessible lifts to all floors
- 8 accessible toilets, a changing place and family cubicles
- 8 accessible wheelchair spaces in both the Quarry and Courtyard theatres (more usually available on request), and accessible spaces available in the Bramall Rock Void
- Transfer seats with removable arms and an inhouse wheelchair available to borrow by prior arrangement through Box Office
- 8 level access parking spaces on Playhouse Square, run by Leeds City Council
- Guide dogs and Hearing Dogs for the Deaf are very welcome (please let Box Office know when booking seats)
- Hearing loop in our Box Office, Bar and Front Room Cafe. Our meeting rooms have portable hearing loops. We offer an assisted hearing and amplification service in each auditoria. This is an infra-red system which requires a headset, available from Box Office
- Low counters in the bars, café and Box Office
Types of accessible performances
What is a captioned performance?
What is an audio described performance?
Audio Described performances are designed to improve the experience of visually impaired and blind attendees. As well as listening to the dialogue on stage the customer can wear a headset and listen to a live description of the action on stage. The description only happens in between dialogue and supplements the voices of the performers in explaining the emotions and action of each scene.
British Sign Language Interpreted
What is a BSL interpreted performance?
A Signed performance is the usual full production with the addition of a British Sign Language Interpreter who stands on the stage interpreting the show for Deaf attendees.
What is a relaxed performance?
What is a dementia-friendly performance?
Parent & Baby
What is a parent & baby performance?
Accessible performances are sponsored by Irwin Mitchell