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A warm welcome to all. We’re working hard to make sure a visit to the Belgrade is easy and enjoyable for everyone.

We hold regular access performances for audiences with specific needs, which you can find on our What’s On page. Search with the Access Enhanced filter. Then click “View Times and Book” when you’ve found the show you’re interested in.

Abbreviations next to the performance date indicate how we support access for different audiences. Please don’t hesitate to contact us about your specific access needs.


AD – Audio Described Performances: Live verbal commentary given through headsets to assist visually impaired and blind patrons.

BSL – British Sign Language Interpreted Performances: Signers usually stand to one side of the stage and interpret the dialogue being performed to benefit patrons who use sign language.

CAP – Captioned Performances: Subtitles appear on display on either the side of the stage or via a mobile device for deaf or hard-of-hearing patrons.

DEThe Difference Engine, created by Coventry’s Taking Birds, is a discrete tool for making performances and events accessible to D/deaf or hard-of-hearing by delivering captions direct to their own mobile devices.

RP or CH – Relaxed Performances or Chilled Performances: These performances are slightly reformed to take out or reduce strobe lighting and loud noises, but the content within the show is usually unchanged. The auditorium doors will remain open, and the house lights will be dimmed. Making noises during the performance will not be discouraged, and patrons can freely enter and exit the auditorium whenever they choose.

Some performances have unreserved seating and chill-out spaces for anyone who may become overwhelmed by the performance. These performances are designed to benefit patrons on the autistic spectrum, make involuntary noises, or anyone looking for a more relaxed atmosphere.



We have also developed our own Access Register scheme to understand our disabled patron’s access needs before their visit and allow them access to carer tickets. For more information about the Access Register and how to join, please download the Information Sheet and accompanied Application Form from the bottom of this page. Screen-reader compatible versions of both documents can be provided on request.

We kindly ask patrons to join the register before booking tickets to allow us to offer them the best accessible seating available. Also, tickets for carers cannot be amended retrospectively.

The Belgrade Theatre now accepts the nationally recognised Access Card to make access to our theatre easier. Please show your Access Card to a member of our Box Office team when handing in your completed Access Register application form and to any other staff member if you require further assistance with your access needs.

Please get in touch with Box Office by phone on 02476 553055 or email at if you require assistance finding an accessible performance or seating to meet your needs.