Nottingham Playhouse exterior at dusk

Nottingham Playhouse: Ramps overview

Nottingham Playhouse is committed to creating a warm and welcoming environment for our artists
and audiences alike, and we work hard to ensure the Playhouse is open to everyone.
Not only do we make sure our building and productions are physically welcoming to those with
additional access needs, but we also want to ensure that we make our digital content accessible too.
We did a lot of work on the Access area of our website to ensure our audiences could easily find the
information relevant to them. This included adding the Access menu to top level navigation so that is
was easily reached by screen readers, as well as separating content into subpages which focussed on
specific needs. We now have dedicated webpages on level access and wheelchair spaces, relaxed
performances, dementia-friendly performances, BSL interpreted and captioned performances, audio
description and touch tours. Alongside this, we created a lot of new content for these webpages,
including video explanations, visual stories and audio guides, aiming to explain information in the
most appropriate way for those who need it.

Accessibility will always be a focus for us at the Playhouse and we’re always trying to find ways of
improving. Our new website which we’re currently working on will be a huge part of this – we can’t
wait to launch this in the summer. We’re looking forward to sharing more learnings with the
consortium and to learning from others too.


Nottingham Playhouse: Ramps overview


There are going to be plenty of ways to get involved with An Agent for Change across the country as more Agents for Change positions are created more opportunities will arise. This is an exciting time for the development of access and this is your chance to get involved!

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