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Accessible performances

Theatre Royal Windsor is committed to making its shows accessible to all and programmes a variety of enhanced performances for patrons with additional needs. Wheelchair access for front stalls can be gained at the back of the building via stage door.


ASSISTANCE DOGS

Please contact the box office if you are bringing an Assistance Dog with you. You will need seats at the end of a row. A Sales Advisor will let you know where the best place for you to be seated will be.

Audio Description symbolAUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCES

A described performance for the visually impaired, usually taking place on the final Saturday matinee of a production. The describer will explain what is happening, visually, on stage throughout the performance and this is relayed through a headset.

Upcoming Audio Described Performances

The Cherry Orchard, Thu 21 Oct, 2.30pm

COMPANION TICKETS

For all performances, a complimentary companion ticket is available for customers with a disability who are unable to attend unaccompanied.

Customers can contact our Box Office Team by phone or email to sign up for complimentary companion tickets. Please note proof of Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payment, Blue Badge, Severely Sight Impaired Registration or Sight Impaired Registration will be required.

Please contact the Box Office for further details about complimentary companion tickets:

01753 853888

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Induction hearing loop symbolASSISTED LISTENING 

Theatre Royal Windsor has a ListenIR Infrared System for the hard of hearing.  Headsets are available from Theatre Shop in the foyer for each performance on a first-come first-served basis for a £5 returnable deposit.  Please feel free to bring your personal earphones/headphones to use with our Infrared receivers

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BSL INTERPRETED AND CAPTIONED PERFORMANCES

From time to time we provide BSL interpretation of performances for deaf patrons. An interpreter stands at the side of the stage where they will interpret dialogue as it is spoken using British Sign Language. In a captioned performance, words will appear as they are spoken on a screen positioned above or to the side of the stage.

Upcoming BSL Performances

The Cherry Orchard, Thu 21 Oct, 7.30pm

The Cherry Orchard, Thu 4 Nov, 2.30pm

For all the above performances, Sign Language will be interpreted by Laura Miller of Theatresign.

Please email the Box Office for further details on BSL:

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RELAXED PERFORMANCES

Relaxed performances are adapted for families with children with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, individuals with sensory and communication disorders, those with learning disabilities and anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed environment.

Upcoming Relaxed Performances

If you require accessible seating or a wheelchair space, please call our Box Office Team to book (01753 853 888).

A Relaxed Performance relaxes some of the traditional ‘rules’ and format of theatre-going, for example:

Lighting levels are adjusted to remove any bright flashes and to keep house lights on low throughout the performance

Sounds levels are reduced and any loud noises are softened or taken out, and similarly anything that is potentially frightening in the content is also removed

You will be free to come and go when you wish, and leaving your seat is ok

There’s no need to sit quietly, as everyone will be allowed to express themselves and make as much noise as they like

Additional staff will be on hand to assist in any way we can

Indeed the whole experience is designed to reduce anxiety, promote freedom of expression, and ensure a safe and enjoyable time.

Please contact the Box Office for further details on relaxed performances:

01753 853888