Details of such performances will be listed under the dates and times tab on individual show pages. Alternatively, you can search for British Sign Language or Audio Description in our search function on the website. If a performance doesn’t have any dates listed and you would be interested in using this service, please get in touch with us via email@example.com and we may be able to arrange this.
As part of our commitment to making sure all audience members feel welcome and comfortable, we offer relaxed performances for certain productions.
Relaxed performances are aimed at encouraging and welcoming audiences who could benefit from a calmer environment, including those with a condition on the autistic spectrum, people with learning difficulties and sensory or communication needs, so they can fully enjoy the experience of live performance.
These shows aim to create an experience that removes and reduces obstacles to attendance, including anxiety and unfamiliarity, through creating a supportive and less formal atmosphere.
Relaxed performances may include: opening the house earlier than usual to allow audience members the opportunity to arrive early, familiarise and settle in before the performance; a meet & greet with the performers from the production to explain the story and introduce the characters before the show begins; food and drink being allowed in the space (though strictly no glass in performance spaces); adjusting aspects of the production’s light, sound and participation as required.
Relaxed performances will be identified under the dates and times tab on event pages and tickets can be booked online.
As with any performance at the Roundhouse, please feel free to get in touch with us if you need any information on an event to help you make a decision on whether or not it’s going to feel right for you.
Many of our events are brought in by external promoters and therefore it can be difficult for us to have the full details until very close to the show day. Most main space events will contain flashing lights, however strobe effects are rare.
We will make every effort to advertise on the auditorium doors if strobe lights are in use. If you are sensitive to strobe effects and have any concerns then please get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.