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Assisted Performances

This is a list of upcoming and recent assisted performances. Click here for a guide to our facilities.

Audio DescribedAudio Described Performances

Click here to download the latest audio brochure version of the Norwich Theatre Royal Brochure.

Audio Described performances are delivered live during a performance via headsets available from the Welcome Point – we recommend booking in the front Stalls
The following audio links will stream MP3's directly through your browser or default media player. To download please refer to your particular application's instructions.  





SignedSigned Performances

A BSL interpreter will stand on the stage and give a sign interpretation of the text sung or spoken by the actors and singers on the stage. The signer will usually stand stage left. We recommend booking in the Centre Front Stalls.

The following are BSL signed performances:-


  • Aladdin: Sun 6 Jan, 2019, 1pm, Theatresign – Laura Miller
  • Romeo and Juliet: Fri 1st Feb, 7.30pm   RSC interpreter. This is a semi-integrated signed performance where the signer moves about the stage and interacts with the performers
  • Calendar Girls the Musical: Sat 16th Feb, 2019, 2.30pm, Theatresign – Donna Ruane
  • Club Tropicana: Sat 2nd Mar, 2.30pm Theatresign – Donna Ruane
  • Matilda: Sat 10 Aug, 2019, 2.30pm, Theatresign – Donna Ruane


CaptionedCaptioned Performances

During a Captioned Performance there will be caption units displaying spoken or sung words as they are delivered on stage - we recommend avoiding the front three rows when booking to view the captions comfortably.

The following performances are captioned:


  • Elf the Musical (Norwich Playhouse):Tues 18th Dec, 7.30pm



Relaxed Performances

A supportive and relaxed environment especially suited to those with autism and a wide range of disabilities. Patrons free to move around and make noise during these full-length performances.

To book for relaxed performances please contact our Box Office on (01603) 630000 and we will be able to offer information and advice on where to sit within the auditorium. (N.B Relaxed performances cannot be booked online).



Dementia Friendly Performances

Dementia-friendly performances

Dementia-friendly performances offer a safe and relaxed experience for those living with dementia. More inforamtion on Dementia-friendly performances can be found on our accessibility page.

To book for relaxed performances please contact our Box Office on (01603) 630000 and they will be able to offer information and advice on where to sit within the auditorium. (Dementia-friendly performances cannot be booked online).


There are no dementia-friendly perfomances planned at present.

Audio & British Sign Language Brochures

We also offer downloadable audio versions of our brochures.

Click here to download the latest Audio brochure

If you would like to receive a Braille, Big Print or Audio brochure posted to you every time they are released, please contact Jo Ross j.ross@theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk or call 01603 598524

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