Access

Theatre Alibi wants as many people as possible to see and enjoy its work. We try to be as responsive and flexible as we can to any particular needs that audience members may have.

We offer BSL interpreted and audio-described performances and related events like Touch Tours and Pre-show introductions in Exeter using fully qualified theatre interpreters. We also support other theatres offering these services and captioned performances when on tour.

As part of its work the company tours its productions for children to primary and special schools in the south west, reaching many children with no other access to theatre. Alongside performances we offer support materials, such as picture synopses, that can help some children get the most out of a performance. BSL interpreted performances are also available. We offer pre-show introductions for children with particular needs who would benefit from meeting the cast beforehand, seeing props and puppets and hearing the sound of the instruments we’re using.

We offer Relaxed Performances of our children’s shows. Often described as "the opposite of the quiet carriage on a train", a Relaxed Performance is for families with a member who may find it difficult to be seated or quiet during the performance and would enjoy a less formal environment. This might include someone with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, sensory or communication disorder or learning disability.

Do get in touch if you’d be interested in any of these performances or services and would like to be kept in touch with when and where they are taking place. You can also find information alongside production details on our website.

Access at Emmanuel Hall

We’re working to make our base at Emmanuel Hall as accessible as we can for disabled people. Our rehearsal studio and workshop are fully accessible for wheelchair users, or people with limited mobility, and we have one toilet that is accessible and includes a visual strobe fire alarm. The rehearsal room office/ small meeting room is down six steps from the rehearsal studio. Our large meeting room and office are on the first floor and so are not accessible for wheelchair users at present. We also regret that the entrance into the kitchen is currently not wide enough to accommodate motorised wheelchairs.

For anyone who is visually impaired, colour contrast has been provided throughout the building and signage and lighting upgraded.

There is a parking space for anyone who is disabled at the front of the building next to a ramp. There’s a call bell if you need to seek assistance.

Please do get in touch if you’re coming for a meeting, rehearsal or event here and would like more information or assistance.

You can look at our Diversity & Equality policy here (Word doc)

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