Your Visit


We want to make our theatre as accessible and enjoyable for as many people as possible.

Accessibility is incredibly important to us here at the Lawrence Batley Theatre. 

Throughout our season we hold British Sign Language interpreted, Audio Described, Touch Tours and Relaxed Performances.

If you would like to make use of our facilities, please inform the Box Office when making your booking.

Upcoming access performances 

Nobody - Tue 25 January 2022, 7.30pm - Audio Described 

SLIME - Mon 28 March 2022, 11am & 2pm - BSL Integrated, Relaxed 

Eugene - Sat 9 April 2022, 7.30pm - Integrated Captioning 

Jack and the Beanstalk - Sat 10 December 2022, 6.30pm - BSL Interpreted 

Jack and the Beanstalk - Tue 13 December, 10am - Audio Described 

Jack and the Beanstalk - Sat 31 December 2022, 1.30pm - Relaxed 

Wheelchair Access

Our main auditorium has four wheelchair spaces and we offer one free ticket for those visiting with carers.

The Syngenta Cellar is also fully accessible with lift access and an accessible toilet on the same floor.

To book a wheelchair space or carer ticket please call our Box Office on 01484 430528 or email

Hearing Loop, Captioning, BSL Interpretation

We use the Sennheiser hearing loop support system in both the Main Auditorium and Syngenta Cellar Theatre. For those using the system, it is simple to use and provides clear sound quality for every performance. It can be used with or without a hearing aid. If you are wanting to use the induction loop in the Syngenta Cellar please contact the Box Office in advance of your visit so we can book you in.

Some of our performances may be captioned. This means that live text will appear by the stage for D/deaf and hard of hearing audience members to read along and enjoy the performance.

We also have British Sign Language (BSL) interpreted performances within our programme.

Details of upcoming captioned and BSL interpreted shows can be viewed above. You can also contact our box office for further information.


Guide Dogs, Audio Description, Touch Tours

Guide dogs are welcome in both our Main Auditorium and The Syngenta Cellar, where a bowl of water will be provided on request. If you have a visual impairment, please inform Box Office at the time of booking, and you will be advised of the best possible seating areas.

Some of our performances will offer audio description. This is live commentary of the performance interspersed with show dialogue, played using individual headsets. 

Before audio described performances we offer audiences the opportunity to take part in a touch tour. In partnership with the company, audience members will be led on stage to familiarise themselves with specific props and elements of the set. Touch tours are free but must be booked in advance.

Details of upcoming audio described shows and touch tours can be viewed above. You can also contact our box office for further information.

Relaxed Performances

Our relaxed performances are designed to create an enjoyable and relaxed atmosphere for anyone who would benefit from a more laid-back experience at the theatre.

During the show subtle changes are made to the sound and lighting effects and the auditorium lights remain on. Audience members are also free to leave the auditorium at any point during the show if they need to take a break from the action.

Dementia Friendly

Our box office and front of house teams are dementia friendly trained.