We aim to ensure that all vistors to the Dundee Rep and Scottish Dance Theatre feel welcome. Below are some of the way we make our builidng accessible. If you have any specific access requests or any questions about your visit please contact our Box Office team on 01382 223530 or [email protected]
FULL WHEELCHAIR ACCESS
Full wheelchair access is provided throughout the foyer, bar restaurant and auditorium. We have accessible seating inside the auditorium (seat D15-19 and D33-37 on the seating plan). These seats fold down (and can therefore be used by those who find steps difficult) or folded up to allow space for a wheelchair. Please let us know when making your booking if you require accessible seating.
LARGE PRINT, AUDIO & BRAILLE
Large print, Audio, and Braille season brochures are available on request. Please contact Box Office if you require one.
Our box office email can be used for enquireies and booking for anyone with hearing or speech difficulties.
Please contact [email protected]
COMPANION TICKET SCHEME
There are many reasons why somebody may feel they need support to see a performance at Dundee Rep and Scottish Dance Theatre. If you are unable to attend a performance alone and require a companion we can usually offer your companion a free ticket.
Relaxed performances are especially suited for people who may feel anxious about coming to the theatre. This could include, but is not limited to, people on the autistic spectrum, people with dementia or parents with babes in arms. At a Relaxed performance, you are free to move in and out of your seat as much as you need to, and our Café Bar is available as a breakout space during the performance. We use the “Inform, Don’t Adapt,” approach meaning our Relaxed performances are not sensory adapted. A visual guide and effects timeline is available for most of our productions. This allows you or those you care for to make informed decisions to ensure you can enjoy the show in a way that suits your needs. For more information, please speak to a member of the Visitor Services team.
AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCES
Audio Described performances support people who are blind or partially sighted to access live performances, providing verbal descriptions during the performance via a headset. This headset can be collected from the box office when you arrive at the theatre.
Touch tours usually take place before audio described performance and provide an opportunity for blind and partially sighted people to explore the set, props, and costumes before the show. If you are interested in a touch tour please contact our box office team.
BSL INTERPRETED PERFORMANCES
BSL interpreted performances allow people who are deaf or for whom British Sign Language is their first or preferred language access to live performance. BSL interpreters provide a linguistic and artistic interpretation of the performance. The interpreter usually stands to one side of the stage but sometimes interpreters are involved in the staging of the performance.
Captions are similar to television subtitling and give deaf, deafened and hard of-hearing people access to live performances. A captioner carefully prepares and cues text that appears in real time on tablets that audience members can collect from the box office when they arrive for the performance.