Birmingham Hippodrome

At relaxed performances, we encourage an atmosphere where everyone feels safe and able to react to a show as they wish. Fewer seats are available for sale, providing increased wheelchair capacity and giving audience members more space to make them feel more comfortable. Attendees are also welcome to walk in and out of the auditorium and make noise throughout a production. Certain aspects of staging are also specially adapted for the audience. For instance, the script may be adjusted, bright lights and loud noises reduced and house lights raised so the auditorium is not completely dark.

There is also a calm space near to the auditorium, set up with beanbags, sensory toys and bubble lights, that can be accessed throughout the show. All of our front of house staff have specialist training in advance of a relaxed performance.

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