Scottish Opera is committed to bringing the widest possible range of opera, performed to the highest possible standards, to the maximum audience throughout Scotland. We want to ensure that everyone can enjoy the full opera experience, and make your visit as easy as possible. The majority of venues that we visit are wheelchair accessible and other services may be provided (please check individual venue information for details). Guide dogs are welcome.
For those who are visually impaired, our audio-described performances include a live commentary, describing the action on stage without compromising the music. As part of the experience, a recorded introduction to the opera is provided in advance, including details of the set, costumes and props. There is also a free Touch Tour of the set and a live audio introduction before the start of the performance. You can book tickets via venue box offices. Discounts available. Touch Tours start 75 minutes before the show.
If a full-length opera doesn’t feel like the right fit, our afternoon Access performances give the flexibility and freedom to relax, move about as required and enjoy everything opera has to offer! With Dementia Friendly values at their core, these shorter performances are open to all, whether you are living with Dementia, are recovering from an operation, have a young baby, have breathing difficulties – or even have a very loud laugh! They are designed to make opera going as easy and stress-free as possible. Groups welcome. Tickets from £10. Free carers.
To be included on our mailing list or to find out more, contact us at:
39 Elmbank Crescent
Glasgow G2 4PT
T: 0141 248 4567
Scottish Opera: Access Gianni SchicchiThursday 23rd Mar, 3.00pmEdinburghGianni Schicchi follows a dysfunctional family caught in the snare of a shameless conman, with Puccini’s music creating its own sound world.Price(s): £10Our accessible afternoon performances make coming to a favourite opera as easy and stress-free as possible – keeping the drama on stage where it belongs!
Scottish Opera: Puccini’s Il tritticoSaturday 25th Mar, 6.00pmEdinburgh
Scottish Opera - CarmenSaturday 20th May, 7.15pmGlasgow
Bizet's CarmenFriday 26th May, 3.00pmInvernessA classic opera of jealousy, lust, and life outside the dictates of society gets a boldly updated new production, performed in EnglishPrice(s): £10With Dementia Friendly values at their core, these shortened performances are open to all. Performed by a full cast and orchestra, they also feature a narrator to introduce the music from the opera.
Bizet's CarmenSaturday 27th May, 7.15pmInvernessA classic opera of jealousy, lust, and life outside the dictates of society gets a boldly updated new production, performed in EnglishPrice(s): £10-£62.50Audio Describer(s): Scottish Opera
Touch Tour: 6pm-meet at ticket sales
For optimum seating position, please book the centre of stalls. For other information please contact the ticket sales
Scottish Opera - CarmenSaturday 3rd Jun, 7.15pmAberdeenGeorges Bizet’s classic opera of jealousy, lust, and life outside the dictates of society gets a boldly updated new production.Price(s): £23-£67Touch Tour: Touch Tour: 6pm
Loop - Do not book under balconies. Reserve head sets for audio description at Box Office and collect from foyer. Meet at Box Office for touch tour.
Scottish Opera: Access CarmenFriday 16th Jun, 3.00pmEdinburghGeorges Bizet’s classic opera of jealousy, lust, and life outside the dictates of society gets a boldly updated new production.Price(s): £10Our accessible afternoon performances make coming to a favourite opera as easy and stress-free as possible – keeping the drama on stage where it belongs!
Scottish Opera: Bizet’s CarmenSaturday 17th Jun, 7.15pmEdinburgh