Pantomime is supposed to be fun and something that everyone can enjoy! However we know that for some people a trip to the theatre can be stressful. This might be for all sorts of reasons, but here at Yeadon Charities Association we want to bring the magic of pantomime to everybody. This page is where you’ll find all of the relevant information you need about visiting the pantomime if you, or somebody you’re visiting with, have any additional needs.
Yeadon Charities Association is staging a relaxed & signed performance on Wednesday 23rd January.
Relaxed Performances are specially modified to make them easier for many people who find conventional trips to the theatre difficult. We keep the house lights dimmed but still lit so the auditorium isn’t in darkness, and we quieten down the sound effects and music. There’s also a more relaxed atmosphere – here shouting out and singing along is part of the fun!
Shortly a story book resource will be available on this page. This is freely downloadable link at the bottom of the page which will contain helpful information about the show. It will include introductions to the characters in Aladdin, a summary of the plot, a list of surprises such as sound and special effects, and a list of pantomime traditions that will feature in our pantomime.
Our performances on Sunday 20th January (1pm) and Wednesday 23rd (7.15pm) will be signed in British Sign Language. The experienced theatre signer will be stood to the right hand side of the stage when watching the performance. The signer will not be visible from all seats in the balcony, so we suggest sitting in the front right hand block of the stalls.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Leeds City Council have installed an induction loop hearing system in the Town Hall. The show is also amplified, with all spoken words and singing put through a sound system. Those with modern hearing aids may find leaving them on a normal setting and relying on the theatre’s speakers is enough.
People with restricted mobility
Yeadon Town Hall is an accessible venue. It is equipped with a lift to the first floor stalls seating area. Please note that lift access isn’t available to the balcony. The lift entrance can be found down the left hand side of the building. If you need to use a wheelchair we suggest ringing our box office directly so that we can arrange the most convenient seating for you.
We’ve produced a photo guide to Yeadon Town Hall. This helps to guide a visitor from arriving at the building to finding their seat. This is downloadable from the bottom of this page.