Relaxed Performances

Relaxed Environment & Sensory Adapted PerformancesRelaxed performance icon showing the letters R P in a square.

We programme a range of Relaxed Environment and Sensory Adapted Performances throughout the year in both our Studio and Holloway Theatre spaces. These performances aim to create a space for everyone, especially those who would benefit from a more informal experience. 

At these performances, audience members are encouraged to bring fidget toys, headphones and other items that may help them enjoy their visit. There will be ear defenders available to use, which you can borrow from our Box Office.


What to expect

Relaxed Environment Performances
At our Relaxed Environment performances, you can expect:

  • A relaxed attitude to noise in the auditorium; you are welcome to respond to the show in whatever way feels natural.
  • To be able to freely enter and exit the auditorium when needed.
  • A quieter chill-out space available before, during and after the performance.

We do not make any alterations to the sound, light or other theatrical effects of the production at these performances.

Relaxed and Sensory Adapted Performances
Relaxed and Sensory Adapted performances aim to create a space for everyone, especially audience members who would benefit from a more informal experience and those with sensory sensitivities. At our Relaxed and Sensory Adapted performances, you can expect:

  • A relaxed attitude to noise in the auditorium; you are welcome to respond to the show in whatever way feels natural.
  • To be able to freely enter and exit the auditorium when needed.
  • Lights in the audience area will remain on at a low level throughout the performance.
  • We will soften any loud noises, and remove any flashing or strobe lights.
  • A quieter chill-out space available before, during and after the performance.

We offer familiarisation visits for patrons who benefit from seeing the theatre before the day of the performance. Documents including a Sensory Synopsis and Scene-by-Scene Breakdown are available near the time of the performance. If you would find another familiarisation tool helpful, or to book a familiarisation visit, please email us at [email protected].


Current Performances – Relaxed & Sensory Adapted

House of Ife
Thurs 2 June at 7.30pm

Favour
Sat 9 July at 2.30pm
Thurs 28 July at 7.30pm

The P Word
Sat 24 Sept at 2.30pm
Thurs 13 Oct at 7.30pm

Paradise Now!
Sat 17 Dec at 2.30pm
Thurs 12 Jan at 7.30pm

Sleepova
Sat 11 Mar at 2.30pm
Thurs 30 Mar at 7.30pm

August In England
Sat 13 May at 2.30pm
Thurs 1 Jun at 7.30pm


Current Performances – Relaxed Environment

Invisible
Wed 6 July at 8.00pm

Clutch
Sat 24 Sept at 8.00pm

Elephant
Sat 29 Oct at 8.00pm