Winter events with disabled access
Winter is in full swing! Days are getting shorter and the mornings are getting colder. We may celebrate Disabled Access Day in spring, but there are plenty of events going on at #AccessDay venues at this time of year too. So, stay toasty this winter with our top picks of accessible events at some of your favourite Disabled Access Day venues. With everything from Christmas Trail events to quiet days at the aquarium, will you try something new?
Glasgow: BSL Performance of Mamma Mia!
Thursday 7th December 2017, 7:30pm, Theatre Royal
Set in the Greek Islands, a story about love, friendship and identity is told through the timeless songs of ABBA. Enjoy the classics including Dancing Queen, Honey, Honey, and the titular song Mamma Mia! The performance will be BSL interpreted on 7th December at 7:30pm at the Theatre Royal.
Sleaford: Christmas Craft Trail
Saturday 9th December 2017, 10:00am, The National Centre for Craft and Design
The annual Christmas Trail event will be held on Saturday 9th December this year from 10am until 5pm where you can spend the day exploring contemporary Christmas art and have the chance to make your own! This is a free event and this venue is listed on Euan’s Guide for having audio description and braille available. This venue also comments that ‘A number of our staff have undergone Dementia Friends training and site-specific training in order to assist visitors who are blind or partially sighted.’
Glasgow: Alice in Weegieland
Saturday 9th December 2017, 2:30pm and Sunday 10th December 2017, 5:00pm, Tron Theatre
‘Have I gone mad? I’m afraid so, but let me tell you something, the best people usually are.’ Lewis Carrol’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’ is taking a Glaswegian twist at the Tron Theatre as Alice finds herself exploring the pantospheric Weegieland. The performance on the 9th December will be a BSL performance and on the 10th of December there will be an audio described performance.
Norwich: Audio described performance of ‘Lords and Ladies’
Saturday, December 16, 2017 7:30 PM, Norwich Theatre Royal
A novel inspired by Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ is brought to life on the Theatre Royal stage. Stage two student describers will give an audio description of this performance on December 16th at 7:30pm.
Nottingham: Beauty and the Beast
Various performances throughout December 2017 and January 2018, Theatre Royal.
A tale as old as time! Another Disney Classic is taking to the stage, featuring Nottingham’s own Sherrie Hewson as Mrs Potty. There are various captioned, audio described and BSL performances throughout December 2017 and January 2018.
Colchester: Snow White Relaxed Performance
Thursday 4th January, 2018, 7:00pm and Saturday 6th January 12:00pm, Mercury Theatre
‘Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?’ This Disney Classic tells the story of Snow White who tries to escape the Queen’s evil magic with the help of her 7 dwarfs. The performances on January the 4th and 6th will be a Relaxed Performance.
Hull: Quiet Day at The Deep
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 10:00 AM, The Deep
On January 10th, 2018, The Deep will be holding a quiet day where you can explore The Deep in a tranquil environment with brightened lights and lowered audio! The event is designed for those who may prefer a quieter and more peaceful setting while enjoying the aquariums.
Manchester: Flashdance - Audio Description Performance
Wednesday 14th February 2018, 7.30pm, Palace Theatre
This musical drama tells the story of Alex, a determined welder who dreams of becoming a professional dancer. You can expect hits including Maniac, Gloria, I Love Rock & Roll and the sensational track What a Feeling. There will be an audio described performance of Flashdance on 14th Feburary 2018 at the Palace Theatre.