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.
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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:
Death of a Salesman | 11 June 7.30pm - Book now
Tree | 15 Aug 7.30pm - Book now
Bronx Gothic | 24 June 7.45pm - Book now
Blood Wedding | 22 Oct 7.30pm - Book now
Fairview | 12 Dec 7.30pm - Tickets coming soon
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:
Death of a Salesman | 20 June 7.30pm - Book now
Tree | 8 Aug 7.30pm - Book now
Bronx Gothic | 17 June 7.45pm - Book now
Blood Wedding | 17 Oct 7.30pm - Book now
Fairview | 9 Jan 7.30pm - Tickets coming soon
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.
Assistance dogs are always welcome at the Young Vic, if you are planning a visit please let us know which performance you will be attending and we will be happy to look after your dog during the show – you can telephone us on 020 7922 2922 or email the box office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
About Safe Space Performances
All Young Vic performances are open to everyone but the safe space performances are designed especially for people who would benefit from a more informal experience - we will ensure that you are able to come and go as you wish and that the auditorium is a welcoming space for you. Complimentary tickets are available for accompanying carer.
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.