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Access Scottish Theatre: Scotland’s Accessible Theatre guide

Access Scottish Theatre (AST) is a nationwide guide to accessible performances in Scotland, funded by Federation of Scottish Theatre and delivered by Birds of Paradise Theatre Company. The website includes listings of shows and accessible venues available both on their website and in a printed format (available at all major venues across Scotland). AST allows operates a regular e-newsletter that features upcoming accessible performances are venues across Scotland.

Access Scottish Theatre lists accessible performances happening across Scotland including:

  • Audio Description – live or recorded verbal description for blind and visually impaired audience members
  • BSL Interpretation – British Sign Language interpretation of the spoken and artistic content
  • Captioning – Live text of the spoken word and sound effects on stage
  • Relaxed Performances – performances that have been adapted for people on the autistic spectrum or people who could benefit from a more relaxed environment