The Young Vic is committed to making your visit as enjoyable as possible. We aim to cater for every audience member's needs. If you're coming to see a show and have specific access requirements, please contact us in advance so that we can make your visit as enjoyable as possible. For more information please call us on 020 7922 2922 (Textphone 18001 020 7922 2922).
About audio description
Audio description is a live verbal commentary on the visual elements of a production. It is delivered in-between dialogue on stage and is picked up by an easy-to-use headset. Please let us know when you book if you want to take advantage of audio description. Forthcoming audio described performances:
Life of Galileo | 7 Jun 2.30pm
Taha | 12 Jul 2.45pm
Nina | 26 Jul 7.45pm
Yerma | 26 Aug 2.30pm
Wings | 14 Oct 2.30pm
The Suppliant Women | 18 Nov 2.30pm
How To Win Against History | 20 Dec 2.45pm
Captioning converts the spoken word, song, sound effects and offstage noises into text that provides people with hearing loss access to live performance. Please let us know when you book if you want to take advantage of captioning.
Forthcoming captioned performances:
Life of Galileo | 20 Jun 7.30pm
Taha | 10 July 7.45pm
Nina | 24 Jul 7.45pm
Yerma | 24 Aug 7.30pm
Wings | 12 Oct 7.30pm
The Suppliant Women | 23 Nov 7.30pm
How To Win Against History | 7 Dec 7.45pm
Captioning supported by See A Voice.
About speech-to-text transcription (STT)
STT is similar to live subtitles. A highly-trained professional uses a specially designed phonetic keyboard and software to transcribe the actors’ words verbatim. The text will appear on the caption unit slightly after it is spoken.
About Relaxed Performances
Relaxed Performances welcome people with learning disabilities and/or sensory and communication impairments. During the show, audience members should feel comfortable making noise and moving around as and when they need to in a friendly environment.
Infrared amplification system
The Young Vic has an infrared amplification system for use by patrons during performances. Headsets can be collected from our Front of House team upon arrival at the theatre. Please let us know when you book if you want to take advantage of the system. The box office counter also has an induction loop service.