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Audio Described Performances

Our Audio Described Performances offer a live description of what’s happening on stage in addition to what the actors are saying. This can be done using headphones that you can borrow from The Rep. Headsets can be collected upon arrival from our cloakroom with no pre-booking required. Alternatively, you can access audio description through the Mobile Connect app. Scroll down for more information on how to use the Mobile Connect app.

Customers wishing to enjoy an Audio Described Performance should be in their seats 15 minutes before the performance begins in order to hear the full description of the set and costumes.

Where stated, some Audio Described performances are accompanied by a preceding Touch Tour (booking required, subject to availability). Touch Tours are free and give blind or partially sighted theatre-goers the opportunity to explore the set before the show begins. You can feel the set, props and costumes and familiarise yourself with the voices of the actors and audio describer.


withnail and i

Sat 25 May 2.30pm (Touch Tour at 1pm)

Described by Carolyn Smith



Sat 26 Oct 2.30pm (Touch Tour at 1pm)

Described by Julia Grundy and Carolyn Smith


A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story

Sat 30 Nov 2.30pm (Touch Tour at 1pm)
Thu 19 Dec 7pm (Touch Tour at 6pm)
Sat 4 Jan 2.30pm (Touch Tour at 1pm)

Described by Julia Grundy and Carolyn Smith



Sat 11 Jan 3pm (Touch Tour at 1.30pm)

Described by Julia Grundy and Carolyn Smith


The Snowflake

Sun 12 Jan 2025 3pm (Touch Tour at 1.30pm)



Sat 14 Jun 2025 2pm (Touch Tour at 1pm)

Described by Julia Grundy and Carolyn Smith

How to access Audio Description on your smartphone

You can access the audio description via a smart phone and headphones by downloading the MobileConnect app.

Download the app on the App Store or Google Play. You then need to log on to The Rep’s wifi network called The Rep_Guests.