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Co-written by former Northern Ballet Premier Dancer Pippa Moore MBE and VocalEyes, our audio descriptions offer a unique insight into our productions and bringing our performances to life.

You will hear descriptions of the movement, action and drama on stage with music played live by Northern Ballet Sinfonia.

15 minutes prior to the performance, you will hear pre-show notes which describe the set, props and costumes via your headset or audio description device.

Upcoming events

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be offering visually impaired patrons access to a free Insight Talk in place of a traditional Touch Tour.

Insight Talks are free of charge and can be booked at the same time as the audio described performance at your chosen venue. The one hour talk will introduce elements of the production to aid your understanding of the show, providing an insight into the ballet as you hear descriptions of the scenery as well as have the opportunity to see and feel some of the costumes.

Our listings below let you know where and when our Audio Described performances and Insight Talks will be taking place.

Audio Descriptions and Insight Talks are subject to Government and industry guidance to provide Covid safe experiences for audiences and staff.

Southampton Mayflower, Merlin

Thursday 2 - Saturday 4 December
Audio Description: Saturday 4 December, 2pm
Insight Talk: Saturday 4 December, 12pm - 1pm

To book tickets or for more information, please call Southampton Mayflower’s access line on 02380 711813

Leeds Grand Theatre, Casanova

Thursday 10 - Saturday 19 March
Audio Description: Saturday 19 March, 2.30pm
Insight Talk: Saturday 19 March, 12.30-1.30pm

To book tickets or for more information, please call Leeds Grand Theatre’s access line on 0113 205 3899.

Sheffield Lyceum Theatre, Casanova

Tuesday 22 - Saturday 26 March
Audio Description: Saturday 26 March, 2pm
Insight Talk: Saturday 26 March, 12-1pm

To book tickets or for further information, please call Sheffield Lyceum Theatre’s Box Office on 0114 249 6000 or contact access@sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

Edinburgh Festival Theatre, The Great Gatsby

Thursday 21 - Saturday 23 April
Audio Description: Saturday 23 April, 2.30pm
Insight Talk: Saturday 23 April, 12.30-1.30pm

To book tickets or for further information, please call Edinburgh Festival Theatre’s Box Office on 0131 529 6000

London Sadler's Wells, Casanova

Tuesday 10 - Saturday 14 May
Audio Description: Saturday 14 May, 2.30pm
Insight Talk: Saturday 14 May, 12.30-1.30pm

On sale soon. For further information, please call Sadler's Wells' Box Office on 020 7863 8000

Salford The Lowry, Casanova

Wednesday 18 - Saturday 21 May
Audio Description: Saturday 21 May, 2pm
Insight Talk: Saturday 21 May, 12-1pm

To book tickets or for further information, please call The Lowry's access line on 0333 320 2838 or contact access@thelowry.com

Milton Keynes Theatre, The Great Gatsby

Tuesday 24 - Saturday 28 May
Audio Description: Saturday 28 May, 2.30pm
Insight Talk: Saturday 28 May, 12.30-1.30pm

To book tickets or for further information, please call Milton Keynes Theatre’s access line on 0800 912 6971

Cardiff New Theatre, The Great Gatsby

Tuesday 7 - Saturday 11 June
Audio Description: Saturday 11 June, 2.30pm
Insight Talk: Saturday 11 June, 12.30-1.30pm

To book tickets or for further information, please call Cardiff New Theatre's Box Office on 0343 310 0041

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