Watford Palace Theatre - New Facilities Launched
(27th October 2004)
Watford Palace Theatre’s opening season is well under way with a new adaptation of The Country Wife.
Following the recent refurbishment, the theatre was eager to make productions accessible to all members of the community. Therefore, they are delighted to offer Audio Described performances aimed at the visually impaired and STAGETEXT® Captioned Performances which are useful for those with any degree of hearing loss.
Watford Palace Theatre has introduced STAGETEXT® Captioned Performances for the first time this year. In captioning, the words appear on a screen at the same time as the actors speak or sing. Speaker names, sound effects and off-stage noises are also included. This can also benefit audience members who do not have a hearing loss as they may still occasionally miss speech or lyrics during a performance. The Country Wife captioned performance will take place on Friday 29 October at 7.45pm.
An infra-red sound amplification system also operates in certain areas of the auditorium.
Audio described performances are provided by Vocaleyes. The service involves the patron receiving a live commentary through a headset, describing all non-spoken aspects of the production. Headsets are available on the evening and pre-show information is broadcast through the headset prior to the start of the show. Touch tours of the set are also available. The date for the Audio Described performance is Saturday 30 October at 3pm.
Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with their owners throughout the performance.
If you wish to use of either of these services please notify the Box Office at the time of booking to ensure you are seated in the most appropriate area to use the services. Tickets for patrons using these services are priced at £5. Audio Described and Captioned performances will also be available for Mother Goose on 6 January (captioned) and 8 January (audio described).