At Theatre Royal Stratford East, we’re committed to our local community and to making the theatre accessible to everybody.

The theatre has a spacious foyer and a wheelchair-accessible box office and toilets. There are six wheelchair spaces in the auditorium and lifts to the upper level.

Assistance dogs are welcome in the auditorium. Please inform Box Office when you book.

The theatre has a Sennheiser tourguide system for people who are hard of hearing.

Captioning is similar to television subtitling and gives deaf, deafened, and hard of hearing people access to live performances.

Audio description is a live verbal commentary via headphones on the visual elements of a production as it unfolds for blind and partially-sighted people.

One hour before an audio-described performance, blind and partially sighted patrons are invited to interact with the set, costumes and props and gain a detailed description of what’s on stage. Book your space in advance.

Sign language interpreted performances for Deaf/deaf British Sign Language Users

Relaxed performances are open to everyone, but the environment has been specifically adapted for people with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, individuals with sensory and communication disorders, those with learning disabilities and anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed environment. These performances allow movement in and out of the auditorium and there is less emphasis on the audience being quiet during the performance.

We want everyone to be able to access performances at Theatre Royal Stratford East. If you identify as disabled and can’t attend a show without the support of a companion or carer, we can offer you a companion ticket free of charge to make it easier for you to see a show. Companion tickets are not available online. Please call the box office on 020 8534 0310 or email to book your tickets.

Upcoming access performances

Sleeping Beauty
Relaxed performance: Wed 2 Jan at 2pm - to book the relaxed performance, please contact our box office on 020 8534 0310 or email our Box Office Manager, Angela Frost, on 
Audio Described Performance - Sat 22 Dec 2pm
Relaxed Performance - Wed 2 Jan at 2pm
Captioned Performance - Fri 4 Jan 7pm
BSL Performance - Sat 5 Jan 2pm

The Unreturning
Captioned performance – Sat 26 Jan, 2.30pm
Audio described performance – Sat 02 Feb, 2.30pm
BSL interpreted performance – Sat 02 Feb, 7.30pm

BSL Performance - Thu 14 Mar, 7.30pm
Captioned Performance - Fri 15 Mar, 7.30pm
Audio Described Performance - Sat 16 Mar, 2.30pm

King Hedley II
BSL Performance - Thu 6 Jun, 7.30pm
Captioned Performance - Fri 7 Jun, 7,30pm
Audio Described Performance - Sat 8 Jun, 2.30pm

If you would like to join our access mailing list, please email your details to:
 and you will be the first to hear of newly scheduled performances and of any accessible events or tours we are hosting. For further information on all of our access facilities, contact the Box Office Manager, Angela Frost 020 8534 0310 or email

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