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Blind and Partially Sighted

Book any of our Audio Described performances by calling the Box Office on 020 7359 4404 or email

Upcoming Audio Described Performances

Disabled patrons and a companion can buy discounted tickets. There are also £5 Audio Described tickets available for those aged 25 and under.

Book any of our Audio Described performances by calling the Box Office on 020 7359 4404 or email

We regularly hold back tickets for these performances for those who need to make use of our access provisions. So even if the performance looks sold out online it’s worth contacting the Box Office. You can also book a free Touch Tour ahead of the performance.

Touch Tour - Carmen Disruption

For more details on visiting the Almeida please listen to our venue access guide below:

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What Happens at an Audio Described Performance?

Audio Description gives information on the visual elements of a production. The description is delivered live by a team of experienced audio describers. The description is given in-between dialogue and picked up through headsets, giving access to audiences with sight-loss.

An audio introduction with details on the set, characters and costumes is sent out in advance, and a Touch Tour before the performance allows the audience to explore the set and costumes as well as a chance to meet the cast. Large print programmes are also available from Box Office.


What is a Touch Tour?

A Touch Tour is available before every Audio Described performance. This is where blind and partially-sighted people can familiarise themselves with the production just before a performance. Audience members are able to feel the set, props and costumes, as well as hear the voices of the actors present as their character. Touch Tours are free to book onto by contacting the Box Office on 020 7359 4404 or email

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Assistance dogs

Trained assistance dogs are welcome in the auditorium, please request an aisle seat when you book. Alternatively our staff are happy to dog-sit for you, just let the Box Office know in advance of your visit. Unfortunately we are unable to allow emotional support dogs into the auditorium.