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Most theatres will have dedicated wheelchair spaces and ramp or lift access, many also offer hearing loops or infrared hearing systems. You will also be able to use an Essential Companion Scheme for free or reduced-price seats to carers and support workers. Check the venue accessibility link for more information.

Taunton Brewhouse, Westlands Yeovil, Bristol Hippodrome and Theatre Royal Bath offer the options described below. For all needs contact the box office for advice.

Tours of the theatre

You can familiarise yourself before the event, this can include a touch tour of the theatre for those with visual impairments where you can explore scenery and props in a tactile way.


Performances will make the language of the story more accessible – this may include BSL signed shows, closed captions, or audio descriptions.

Relaxed performances

Audience members can move around freely, leave, and enter the auditorium as needed – the lights never go completely dark and sound effects are softened. There may also be a ‘Chill Out area’ for anyone needing a bit of quiet time before or during the performance.

Taunton Brewhouse also offers a limited number of ear defenders and fidget toys for those who need it to borrow during the performance.

Preparing for your visit

The Octagon Theatre Yeovil offers an easy read guide showing you the route into the theatre and how to find your tickets, your seat, food, and the toilets. Bristol Hippodrome offers a visual story.

Last reviewed: January 10, 2024 by Helly

Next review due: July 10, 2024

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