We believe in access for all and are dedicated to this in our work. We are committed to working with and engaging audiences who are presently under-represented in the theatre because of social, gender, financial, ethnic, cultural, or educational disadvantage or disability.
If you have a specific access question or if you have suggestions for how we can better improve access to our work please get in touch, as we would love to hear from you. You can drop an email to our producer Ruby and have a chat.
Our Current Access Provisions
The Difference Engine allows us to caption our shows. The Difference Engine was developed by Talking Birds Theatre Company to provide access to experimental, small scale and site-specific performance. This makes performance work more accessible for some d/Deaf and hard of hearing audiences, as well as those who would benefit from reading the text during the performance. It broadcasts captions to smart phones and tablets. The Difference Engine is available for ALL upcoming show tour dates, unless otherwise specified. Please check our calendar for dates and locations.
If you would like to use captions through The Difference Engine for JOAN or BULLISH all you have to do is:
- Arrive at the venue 20 minutes before the show starts with a fully charged mobile device or tablet
- Alert a member of FOH staff that you would like to use The Difference Engine
Our team and FOH will help you from there. It’s always helpful to know in advance if there are Difference Engine users in the audience (but it’s not necessary), so do drop us an email if you can. If you have any questions about using The Difference Engine please just get in touch with Ruby.
Our Previous Access Provisions
Our 2016 & 2017 Edinburgh runs of JOAN included Relaxed Wheelchair Accessible Performances and our 2013 tour of A Real Man’s Guide to Sainthood included a comic book synopsis of the show for audiences with additional needs to follow along during the performance. Since 2016, all of our touring work has been captioned for d/Deaf and heard of hearing audiences using hand-held captioning equipment called The Difference Engine.