At Stratford East, we’re committed to our local community and to making the theatre accessible to everybody. Access bookers receive priority booking for shows when they go on sale and if you would like to join our access mailing list, please contact our Audience Experience Manager on firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be the first to hear of newly-scheduled performances and of any accessible events or tours we are hosting. We are constantly improving our offering of accessible events, so please do get in touch if you have any questions, queries or feedback by emailing email@example.com
Ramps on the Moon is enriching the stories we tell and the way we tell them by normalising the presence of deaf and disabled people both on and off stage. Led by New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, Ramps on the Moon brings together a collaborative network of six National Portfolio Organisation theatres: Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Nottingham Playhouse, Leeds Playhouse, and Sheffield Theatres. The Regional Theatre Young Directors Scheme (RTYDS) and Wiltshire Creative (WC) are Associate Partners.
As we welcome audiences back into the building, there will be some changes in place to ensure your safety and well-being. Find out more by clicking here.
The main entrance to the theatre has step-free access. On the ground level, there is a spacious foyer, wheelchair-accessible Box Office and toilets, with permanent ramp entrance to the Bar. Within the auditorium, there are six wheelchair spaces in the stalls, accessed via doors at the front of the building (at the back of the stalls), which can easily be evacuated if necessary.
Assistance dogs are welcome in the auditorium. Please inform Box Office when you book.
DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING
The theatre has a Sennheiser tourguide system for people who are Deaf or hard of hearing.
Captioning is similar to television subtitling and gives Deaf and hard of hearing people access to live performances. We offer a captioned performance for most shows, which is signposted on a show's booking page as well at the bottom of this page. To book a ticket for a captioned performance, please book directly with our Box Office on firstname.lastname@example.org
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. We offer an audio described performance for most shows, which is signposted on a show's booking page as well at the bottom of this page. To book a ticket for an audio described performance, please book directly with our Box Office on email@example.com
One hour before an audio-described performance, blind and partially sighted audience members 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 by emailing our Box Office team on firstname.lastname@example.org
SIGNED PERFORMANCES (BSL-interpreted performances)
We offer a sign language interpreted performance for D/deaf British Sign Language Users for most shows, which is signposted on a show's booking page as well at the bottom of this page. To book a ticket for a BSL-interpreted performance, please book directly with our Box Office on email@example.com
RELAXED PERFORMANCES / RELAXED ENVIRONMENT
Relaxed performances are open to all audience members, and can be useful for those with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, sensory and communication disorder, learning disability and anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed theatre environment. These performances allow movement in and out of the auditorium and there is less emphasis on the audience being quiet during the performance. Often the show has been slightly adapted in terms of reducing or removing loud sounds and flashing lights. There will also be a separate chill-out room for any audience members that require it. Relaxed performances can be booked online or directly with our Box Office. Please contact us if you have any questions about relaxed performances. We aim to offer a relaxed performance for most shows, dates and times for this vary. Visual stories are available in advance for relaxed performances, which give an indication of a show’s main plot points for those who may find this information useful.
We want everyone to be able to access performances at Stratford East. If you identify as disabled and cannot 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, so please contact the Box Office directly on 020 8534 0310 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your tickets.
UPCOMING ACCESS PERFORMANCES:
FANTASTICALLY GREAT WOMEN WHO CHANGED THE WORLD
BSL-interpreted: Thu 07 Jul, 7pm
Captioned: Fri 08 Jul, 7pm
Audio Described: Sat 09 Jul, 2pm
Relaxed Environment: Thu 14 Jul, 2pm
BSL-interpreted performance: Sat 10 Dec, 12pm
Captioned performance: Fri 16 Dec, 7pm
Audio Described performance: Thu 22 Dec, 2pm
Relaxed performance: Fri 30 Dec, 12pm
For further information on all of our access facilities, contact the Box Office Manager, Angela Frost 020 8534 0310 or email email@example.com.