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Accessibility

Discounts

We offer a limited number of free admissions to assisting companions for some of our performances- please contact the box office for more information. Please let us know when you book if you require a wheelchair space or if you have any additional access requirements.

Autism Friendly Screenings

We screen a family friendly film suitable for those with autism spectrum disorders and /or sensory hypersensitivity in our seasonal programme. They’re open to everyone but the lights will be on low throughout the film, the volume is turned down and there are no trailers at the start. 

Captioned Performances

In captioning performances, the words appear on a screen at the same time as they are sung or spoken. Captions also include sound effects and offstage noises.

British Sign Language Interpreted Performances

For British Sign Language users, we have a BSL Interpreted performance for selected shows throughout the season. When booking you can let Box Office know and we will find the best available seats for you to see the professional interpreter. The interpreter will not distract from the view of the show.

Familiarisation Visits

We appreciate that visiting a new place can be a challenging experience for some people. If you have booked tickets to one of our events and one of your party would benefit from a pre-event tour or touch tour (if offered as part of the show), then please get in touch. We’ll do our best to help make the Waterside Theatre a comfortable place to be and with regard to touch tours, audience members can sometimes benefit from the enjoyment of a sensory experience of sound and lighting effects, together with a chance to handle both props and costumes beforehand.

Assisting Dogs

We welcome assisting dogs, but please let us know if you are planning to bring your  to one of our performances – 02871314000 or email info@watersidetheatre.com.  

We're Family Friendly

We welcome children and families and are fully accessible for prams and pushchairs. We have baby changing facilities in the wheelchair accessible toilet. Mothers are welcome to breastfeed anywhere at the Waterside Theatre and Arts Centre.

Babes in Arms: A limited number of free tickets for children aged 18 months and under (who are sharing a seat with their carer) are available for some family friendly events (contact Box Office for more info and to book)

 

  • The Cellist / Dances at a Gathering
    1st March
    An encore cinema screening of a world premiere performance presented by The Royal Ballet
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  • An Evening with Graham Kendrick
    19th March
    Graham Kendrick is one of the UK’s most prolific songwriters and singers. He is known for his authorship of the lyrics and music of many songs including The Servant King.
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  • Kevin McAleer
    20th March
    Ireland's most surreal comic
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  • Fidelio
    22nd March
    Beethoven’s only opera is a masterpiece - an uplifting story of risk and triumph.
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  • Owen Colgan On The Dry
    27th March
    Irish cult comedy hero best known for his role as Buzz McDonnell from Hardy Bucks.
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