Audio Description

Audio described performances, for blind and visually impaired customers, bring theatre to life through a receiver and headphones. Touch tours are also offered 45 mins before the performance. Please contact the Front of House Manager to organise a Touch tour and to register your attendance to a described performance.

Audio Brochures & Magnifying Sheets

The new NST Audio brochure will be available to download as MP3 files at the bottom of this page, under downloads, soon! Magnifying sheets can be obtained from the theatre on request. Please contact the Box Office.

Assistance Dogs

NST welcomes registered assistance dogs in all areas of the building. Please talk to Box Office staff about any special requirements when booking.

Hearing Enhancement

The auditorium is fitted with a Williams Sound radio system, which enables customers with a hearing impairment to fully enjoy all performances. A receiver can be borrowed from reception, along with a choice of headphones or a personal induction loop on the night of the performance.

Signed Performances

British Sign Language interpreted performances for our deaf and hard of hearing customers are offered for a selection of productions. Please advise the Box Office when making your booking so that suitable seats can be allocated.

Wheelchair Access

For customers who use wheelchairs we have level access to all facilities. There are four accessible car parking spaces and an accessible toilet. We offer one free seat for those accompanying wheelchair users or customers deemed to need a care assistant.

Relaxed Performance

Relaxed performance of Hetty Feather 3rd Jan 2018 2pm. The performance is for anyone who would benefit from a laid back atmosphere, including those with a learning or physical disability, an autistic spectrum condition or sensory communication disorder, or families with very young children.

Modifications made to the performance, to ensure a magical theatre experience for all, include:

  • A partially lit auditorium; the audience are welcome to leave their seats and come and go as they please
  • A designated quiet area available at any time before, during or after the performance
  • Adapted sound and lighting  
  • Story guides
  • Pre-show visits to the theatre - please contact [email protected]