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Shakespeare's Globe

Access & Assisted Information

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Access & Assisted Performances

The following assisted performances are scheduled for The Taming of the Shrew:


Audio Described

Wednesday 15 March, 2.00pm
(Suitable for blind and visually impaired patrons)

Audio description is an added layer of narration explaining the set, costumes and action within a play.  It is delivered by live describers and transmitted into individual headsets for blind and visually impaired patrons.  Audio described performances are preceded by a touch tour, which gives patrons a chance to feel the stage and some of the props in order that they can better understand the world of the play. 

If you would like to attend this performance or have any questions please contact us by email.

 

Captioned

Saturday 25 March, 2.00pm
(Suitable for audience members with hearing loss, deaf and deafened patrons and can support those for whom English is a second language) 

Caption units deliver surtitles either side of the stage.  The text mentions sound effects and any other part of the play's soundscape that may be inaccessible to patrons.

School groups can be accommodated at this performance by request.

If you would like to attend this performance or have any questions please contact us by email.

 

BSL Performance

Wednesday 15 March, 2.00pm
Our sign language interpreted performances are supported by THEATRESIGN. The interpreter  stands down stage-right. Patrons can enjoy a good view from the yard, and from Bays L and N in the Lower Gallery. 

If you would like to attend this performance or have any questions please contact us by email.

(For details of our relaxed performance please follow this link)


Access Information

We are committed to making Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank accessible to all. To discuss any aspect of planning a visit please contact our dedicated Access Information Line from 10.00am-5.00pm, Monday to Friday by email or by telephone on 020 7902 1409.

An Access Guide with information to assist in planning a visit to Shakespeare’s Globe is available, click here to download.

Access to the site

The Globe Theatre is an open air theatre. The main foyer on New Globe Walk is on street level with a power-assisted door. The theatre level can be reached via a lift from the foyer.

Wheelchairs can be accommodated in both the Yard and the seated area.

There is a coach drop-off point on Southwark Bridge, with up to 37 uneven steps leading down to the riverside footpath. We suggest that wheelchair users take Sumner Street (off Southwark Bridge Road) then turn right into Emerson Street, which leads into New Globe Walk.