Access at Northern Stage Getting To Northern Stage Book Access Tickets Online Building Access At Box Office Audio Described Brochure Access Performance Types See what's coming up Audience Feedback Changing Places We are very proud that Northern Stage is a fully accessible building. Getting to Northern Stage Located on the University of Newcastle campus, Northern Stage can be accessed from either Claremont Road (opposite the Great North Museum: Hancock) or from the ramp off Barras Bridge (opposite Newcastle Civic Centre). See a map and info on public transport. Book Access Tickets Online We have recently upgraded our online booking system and you can now purchase access tickets via our website. We hold back seats for our Captioned, Audio Described and BSL Interpreted performances for users of those services. These seats are located in the best place in the auditorium to make use of the relevant facility. To book tickets held for caption, audio description or wheelchair users, log on to your account at northernstage.co.uk. Go to My Account > Other Preferences and update your access requirements. You will be then be able to select access tickets and purchase them online. Building Access There are two entrances to the theatre Kings Road Entrance (this is the taxi drop-off/collection point) and the Main Entrance. Both level entrances have automated doors. These lead into the foyer area where you will find the Restaurant, Bar, Box Office and entrances to Stages 1, 2 and 3. The theatre has three lifts providing access to all parts of the building, including the accessible toilets, baby changing facilities, stages 2 & 3 and the backstage area. There are five wheelchair positions in Stage 1, two positions in Stage 2 and all seats are removeable in Stage 3. Accessible toilets in Stage 3 and Stage 2 lower entrance lobby. Guide, hearing and all working dogs are welcome here Induction loop system in all public spaces, and an infra-red system in all three stages. (In Stage 1 the induction loop is best covered in rows E – L) One free ticket for the assistant of a disabled person who is not able to attend unaccompanied. At Box Office At Box Office you can request: Large Print brochures Headsets for assisted listening Audio described brochure Access Performance Types We offer a range of methods to assist in your enjoyment of shows at Northern Stage. Look for the following symbols on individual show pages of the website, on our brochure or ask our box office for details. British Sign Language Interpreted performance(Sign language interpreted performance for Deaf BSL users) Audio Described performance(Live commentary via headphones for blind or partially sighted patrons) Captioned performance(English text displayed on a unit for deaf or hard of hearing patrons. For best visibility in Stage 1 we would advise rows E – L, anywhere in Stage 2 is fine.) Touch Tour(Tour of the set before the show for our visually impaired customers) Relaxed PerformanceTo welcome audiences with learning disabilities, sensory or communication differences Upcoming access performances at Northern Stage: The Sorcerer's Apprentice - Fri 10 Dec, 6pm The Sorcerer's Apprentice - Sat 11 Dec, 5pm The Sorcerer's Apprentice - Sun 12 Dec, 1pm & Wed 15 Dec, 10am The Sorcerer's Apprentice - Sat 18 Dec, 1pm(Touch tours are usually 1hr 30 mins before the performance start time) Red Ellen - Fri 25 Feb 2022, 7pm Red Ellen - Wed 2 Mar 2022, 7pm Red Ellen - Thu 3 Mar 2022, 7pm Red Ellen - Sat 5 Mar 2022, 2pm (Touch tours are usually 1hr 30 mins before the performance start time) Audience Feedback Pride And Prejudice* (*Sort Of) "It was an engaging, well crafted and staged performance, with strong, brilliant performances by all the cast. Including the BSL interpreter as a member of the cast was clever and made her integral to the performance rather than stood at the side and being slightly disconnected." Reasons To Stay Alive "I like captioned performances because they are more inclusive for the hearing impaired than signed shows. Most people with hearing loss are not completely deaf and do not know sign language." Pulse "Performance was amazing, actors were engaging, music and sensory experience were second to none. We need more of these performances. Venue was lovely, easily accessible, staff were brilliant with my son. All in all, a very inclusive experience." Slime and Wolf! "Many thanks for allowing us to have a familiarisation visit to the sets of 'Slime' and 'Wolf'. "We really appreciated having a look at the sets and meeting the actors on both occasions. It really helped my son to feel more confident about visiting. In the past he's cried and felt very anxious about various shows. However he really enjoyed these and felt much more relaxed. We now feel confident for next time."