Celebrating Disability Access Day

Here at Capital Theatres, we are committed to creating a warm, welcoming and adapted environment that enables people to flourish, enjoy the arts and stay connected with the community around them. 

We run events on a monthly basis – A wee Tea and ‘Jam’, for those that are musically inclined, our monthly Tea Parties which feature live music (and cake!), and casual drop-in sessions at our Festival Theatre Café. 

Some performances are also dementia-friendly, in order to open the theatres up to people who might otherwise find the experience overwhelming, and our Relaxed Panto performances are always a huge hit.

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Last year, we were so proud to be awarded the Euan’s Guide Award for the Most Accessible Large Permanent Venue for The Festival Theatre and our adjoining sister theatre, The Studio. The spaces were recognised for being significant as they not only offer accessible experiences for their audience, but also the performers. 

One of the main aims of the Kings Redevelopment Project is to make the venue - both onstage and off - more accessible to performers and audience members alike. 

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Staff at the Festival Theatre accept an award from Euan's Guide for accessibility

One of our aims at Capital Theatres is to be committed to making your visit to our theatres as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. We offer a range of accessible performances (Audio Description, British Sign Language Interpreted, Captioned and Touch Tours) on the majority of our shows. Use the filter options on the What’s On section to find access performances.

Detailed information related to your visit to the King’s or Festival Theatres can be found on our website, and our Box Office staff are always happy to advise on seating within the venues, and accessing the theatres.

For more information on the above events, and to book a space, please contact the Box Office on 0131 529 6000.

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