Access

Audio Descriptions and Touch Tours

Upcoming Audio Described Performances

Inua Ellams' Barber Shop Chronicles, National Theatre, London, 7 July, 8pm

Inua Ellams' Barber Shop Chronicles, National Theatre, London, 8 July, 2pm includes a Touch Tour

Inua Ellams' Barber Shop Chronicles, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds, 22 July, 2:30pm

Inua Ellams' Barber Shop Chronicles, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds, 27 July, 7:45pm

Past Audio Described Performances

Tortoise in a Nutshell's Feral, Lighthouse, Poole, 4 June 2015

Lemn Sissay's The Simple Things in Life: Salander, Roundhouse, London, 30 November-1 December 2013

Inua Ellams' Black T-shirt Collection, BAC, London, 10 August 2013, 8pm

David Rosenberg and Glen Neath's Ring, BAC, London, 1 - 3 August 2013

Will Adamsdale's The Victorian in the Wall, Royal Court, London, Wednesday 29 May 2013

Fevered Sleep's Above Me The Wide Blue Sky, Young Vic, London, 20 March 2013

Sound&Fury's Going Dark, Young Vic, London, 22 December 2012

Sound&Fury's Going Dark, Young Vic, London, 20 March 2012

                                                                                                                        

We are currently developing this strand of our programming with the support of The City Bridge Trust: audio described performances for blind and visually impaired audiences as part of our touring programme.

Our plans so far are as follows:

Audio description: A live commentary which will give details of the visual aspects of a production. The commentary will be interspersed with the performers’ dialogue. Before the show begins you will hear an introduction which gives details of the set, costumes and performers. The commentary will be delivered via radio headsets.

Introduction on CD: Should you request it, we will send you the audio described introduction on CD to listen to before you come to the theatre.

Touch Tours: Prior to audio described performances, we hope to offer a free touch tour, which will take you onto the set of one of our shows. During the tour, the audio describer will guide you through the important costumes, set and props used in the show.

If you have any comments or suggestions on how we could improve our plans, please email access@fueltheatre.com or call the office on +44 (0)20 7228 6688.

Fuel gratefully acknowledges the City Bridge Trust for the support of their access work.