Accessibility

Accessibility

We believe in the transformative potential of full mask theatre, and so want as many people as possible to have access to the work we do.

Coming to see a show
We encourage venues we perform at to help us make our shows open to all, and support them all we can to make this happen.

Where venues can offer it, our tours always include Chilled Performances. Chilled Performances are for anyone who may be put off going to the theatre because they need a more flexible and easy-going theatre environment. Audience members can come and go freely during the show (low level houselights will be on), noise and movement in the audience are no problem, there are small adjustments to the lighting and sound to try to limit shocks or stresses, and venue staff are on hand to help and support.

If you're coming to a Chilled Performance and would like to know the story in advance, you can download the show’s Visual Story, which explains what happens using pictures and accessible text.

Read and download our visual stories

We've developed a show especially for people living with dementia and their carers, Sharing Joy. It can be performed at almost any venue, including care homes, GP surgeries, dementia cafes or wherever we will fit. Anyone who wants to come, can. Find out more about Sharing Joy.

Meet the cast
We want to make real, honest connections with people  - about and through our work  - and it really matters what our audiences  think: all our performances finish with the chance to meet and chat with the cast in the foyer, and we use feedback forms so you can let us know what we’re doing right, and what we can do better.

Join in
We welcome everyone to our workshops. In particular,  we work with BSL interpreters to ensure our workshops are accessible for d/Deaf participants. See our full mask workshops.

We run an open-to-all Youth Theatre, a place to discover and develop performance skills in a safe and supportive environment, where everyone is valued and treated with respect.
Find out more about VYT

From Jan 2019, we are running Vamos Central, a group for young people with learning disabilities to learn theatre skills, have fun, be playful, and create and share inspiring theatre.
Find out more about Vamos Central.

On our website
We’ve lots of content on our website that help you better access our work.

We offer a BSL signed trailer for each of our shows. You can see them here.

Our show trailers use no spoken words: where there are words, there are also subtitles

All our imagery has alt text so that screen readers can describe them

Our Comments Book is always open: leave us a comment about a show or workshop, let us know how we can improve our accessibility, ask us a question or just say hello. We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Comments Book.

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