The National Theatre confirm their Access Day plans

BSL, audio description, 2016, stage & screen, London, England

The National Theatre confirm their Access Day plans

This is the second year Disabled Access Day has taken place, and the second time that the National Theatre has taken part.

This year, the National Theatre has even more on offer, as part of a commitment to making the very best theatre and sharing it with as many people as possible. 

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11am - 3pm: Open day in Temporary Theatre foyer.

Meet the team, experience the access facilities on offer, including demonstrations of captioning and audio description used in theatre performance and the opportunity to view access materials and tactile model boxes of show sets.

11.45am:  BSL-interpreted tours of the building.

Register your interest in the Temporary Theatre foyer.

12.15pm: Touch Tour for wonder.land

An opportunity to visit the stage, handle the props and meet members of the company. Olivier Theatre.

1pm: Talk - creating accessible theatre

Amit Sharma, associate director of Graeae Theatre Company and director of The Solid Life of Sugar Water, will present a 30 minute talk about creating accessible theatre and the Graeae mission to create compelling performances which engage disabled and non-disabled audiences. The talk will be BSL interpreted.

2pm: Audio-Described performance of wonder.land

A new musical inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, wonder.land is a coming-of-age adventure that explores the blurred boundaries between our online and offline lives. Olivier Theatre.

3pm: The Solid Life of Sugar Water accessible performance

Graeae Theatre Company and Theatre Royal Plymouths’ show is a fully accessible production, integrating captions and audio description at all performances. Contains strong language and scenes of an adult and sexual nature. Temporary Theatre.