PETER PAN ACCESSIBLE PERFORMANCES

Written by MiriamSpall on Friday, November 1, 2019 - 14:38

Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds is committed to ensuring that theatrical productions can be accessible to all and the annual pantomime is no exception. For Peter Pan there are three accessible performances scheduled: a BSL Interpreted performance on Wed 11 Dec at 7pm and for the first time there are two Relaxed Performances, one Thu 9 Jan at 7pm and the other Fri 10 Jan at 10.30am.

The BSL Interpreted performance on Wed 11 Dec at 7pm will have an interpreter at the side of the stage to relay the dialogue in real time using British Sign Language. The Box Office team will be happy to advise which seats provide the best possible view of the interpreter and bookings can be made by email via booking@theatreroyal.org 

The Relaxed Performances are on Thu 9 Jan at 7pm and Fri 10 Jan at 10.30am. In these performances, changes will be made to the show to allow for a more informal experience. Sound volumes and lighting levels will be reduced to soften their impact; pyrotechnics, flashing lights and other surprising elements are removed; and the auditorium lights will stay on during the performance. In addition to these changes, the show will begin with an introduction to the characters, explaining in particular any elements which may be unfamiliar to some, and there will also be a brief description of the story and events which will happen during the performance. 

The Relaxed Performances are intended to be dementia and autism friendly but the team aim to accommodate all guests needs as much as possible: seats can be booked in a manner which allows groups their own space and due to the nature of the layout of the Dress Circle and Upper Circle boxes, a smaller semi-isolated space can be easily obtained. A complimentary companion ticket is available to anyone who would be unable to attend the theatre on their own. To discuss specific requirements or any other queries in relation to the Relaxed Performance and to book tickets please contact Aaron on 01284 829931. 

Accessible performances at Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds are supported by The St Edmunds Trust, the pantomime is sponsored by Taylor Wimpey and we are very grateful for both of their ongoing support. 

Peter Pan runs from Fri 29 Nov ’19 – Sun 19 Jan ’20 and tickets are on sale at the box office. Call 01284 769505, book online at www.theatreroyal.org/panto/ or visit the theatre in person.

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