Perth Concert Hall and Perth Theatre have been designed to be disability friendly. We have lifts to all levels, Induction Loops, FM Headsets and staff who are happy to help.
A trained team describes the action on stage to visually impaired patrons in the audience through either FM Headsets. Description will begin ten minutes prior to curtain up with scene setting and programme notes. Audio Description is available for certain performances only, please contact Box Office for dates and times.
These are an innovative way for the visually impaired patron to have the full theatre experience. Those attending the Audio Described performance have the opportunity to feel sets and costumes and have all the aspects of the production and staging described to them. Available on same dates as Audio Described performances, contact Jen Hoy to book your place.
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For some of our performances we offer British Sign Language (BSL) Interpreted performances. Please contact Box Office who can advise dates and times for these performances and best seats to view the interpreter.
BSL users can contact us via contactSCOTLAND-BSL, the on-line British Sign Language interpreting video relay service. Find out more on the contactSCOTLAND website.
Relaxed performances are less formal and have a more supportive atmosphere allowing everyone to experience the joy of live performance. Everyone is welcome to attend, however customers with an autistic spectrum condition, sensory sensitivity, communication or learning disability may find these performances particularly beneficial. The relaxed performance is still the same show, but with some small changes including:
At Perth Concert Hall we have an Induction Loop in the Gannochy Auditorium which is in use for most performances; just turn your hearing aid to ‘t’ position. At Perth Theatre we have FM Headsets which can be collected from either the Box Office on arrival or from a member of the FOH team. These headsets are used instead of a hearing aid to receive enhanced sound from stage.
All guide, hearing and assistance dogs are welcome in both our buildings.
We have booster seats for the little ones (available for Stalls only seating in both venues); Both Glassrooms Café and Perth Theatre Café provide high chairs, bottle warming and we’re breast feeding friendly. There are baby changing facilities for men and women to use.
We have sensory backpacks that are designed for anyone living with autism, down syndrome, sensory processing disorder, anxiety & dementia. However, anyone who feels they would benefit from extra support in our buildings can borrow them. Just ask at the box office for a sensory backpack, they can be borrowed anytime; it doesn’t need to be for a performance. They completely free to borrow. Every time a bag is used it will be cleaned before it goes back out.
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We also provide limited items that are more expensive to buy and therefore must be signed out and returned (weighted lap pads, ear defenders, sand timers and liquid timers).
For further information, contact Erin Grant, Front of House Manager on 01738 477745 or Box Office on 01738 621031. You can also send us an email via the Contact Us form.