Access Scottish Theatre lists accessible performances happening across Scotland. The guide covers:
Audio Description – live or recorded verbal description for blind and visually impaired audience members
BSL Interpretation – British Sign Language interpretation of the spoken and artistic content
Captioning – Live text of the spoken word and sound effects on stage
Relaxed Performances – performances that have been adapted for people on the autistic spectrum or people who could benefit from a more relaxed environment
There are various ways that you can search for performances. For instance, you could do this by access service or location. Performance listings will provide you with key information about the event and the access provision. Venue pages provide you with information about access at the venue.
What happens when the glass slipper doesn’t fit? Is it time to put a bullet in the princess’ head? In a savagely playful subversion of identity, Lecoq/LISPA-trained clowns, poets and storytellers Lizzy Shakespeare and Michelle Madsen upend beliefs and expectations in a fantastic game, using clown, spoken word and live art to create a genre-defying work which teases and provokes. ‘Seriously challenging in the most ludicrously enjoyable way’ **** (BroadwayBaby.com). ‘I've seldom seen two faces quite so perfect for clowning’ (BrightonandHoveNews.org).
Be aware that this show features:
Audience invited on stage
Performer goes into audience area
Total Audience Black Out
Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound
Special effects (e.g. smoke/bubbles/pyrotechnics)
Characters expressing anger
Permission to move around and make noise
Permission to engage with performer
Show does not feature:
Flashing Lights/Strobed Lighting
Heavily dialogue-driven scenes
Audience required to walk around
Audience required to undertake directed movement
Audience required to sing/speak along with/for performer
Audience chill out area
Show guide or synopsis or character list
Following a critically acclaimed extended run at Battersea Arts Centre, Grand Hall and an Offies 2019 win, I'm a Phoenix, Bitch by Bryony Kimmings hits the festival as part of the British Council Edinburgh Showcase 2019. Kimmings weaves a powerful, dark and joyful masterpiece about motherhood, heartbreak and finding inner strength. Combining ethereal music, personal stories, epic film and feats of human strength. 'A choking and exhilarating Ride' ***** (Guardian). Commissioned by Arts Centre Melbourne, Battersea Arts Centre, Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts and financially support by Arts Council England.
'She can remember the voices, the melodies, the harmonies – but it's not the same. She's remembering, not hearing it.' Jay grew up on music. Underground dance, classical, everything in between: she was obsessed, lost in a world of rhythms and melodies alongside her brother Riley. But Jay is losing her hearing. It deteriorates, her perception of sound distorts and she loses her grasp on what she values most. Passion, youth and love explored through music and sign language, Order From Chaos tells the story of a teenager reconnecting with her passion after believing she never could again.
Due to the site-specific location of Submarine Time Machine, there is no level access to this production. For audiences with level access requirements National Theatre of Scotland are providing an alternative experience of Submarine Time Machine in their new headquarters Rockvilla. See below for more details. To celebrate the National Theatre of Scotland’s move […]
Please note, this trailer contains no spoken word or narration. Puppet Animation Scotland presents the 10th edition of manipulate Visual Theatre Festival, Saturday 28 January – Saturday 4 February at the Traverse Theatre, its innovative international festival of visual theatre and animated film. manipulate has always strived to bring outstanding and inspiring visual theatre to […]
Welcome to our new website! Access Scottish Theatre was established in 2009 by the Federation of Scottish Theatre to make finding out about accessible performances in Scotland easier for audiences. AST started as simply a print guide – it has now grown to a monthly e:bulletin and this new website. Why have we redesigned the […]