At Theatre Royal Stratford East, we’re committed to our local community and to making the theatre accessible to everybody.

Wheelchair Access

The theatre has a spacious foyer and a wheelchair-accessible box office and toilets. There are six wheelchair spaces in the auditorium and lifts to the upper level.

Assistance Dogs
Assistance dogs are welcome in the auditorium. Please inform Box Office when you book.

Hard of Hearing
November 2017 update: We usually have an infrared assisted listening system in the auditorium, but due to technical issues this is currently unavailable. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and will update this page as soon as the equipment has been fixed or replaced

Captioning is similar to television subtitling and gives deaf, deafened, and hard of hearing people access to live performances.

Audio Description
Audio description is a live verbal commentary via headphones on the visual elements of a production as it unfolds for blind and partially sighted people.

Touch Tours
One hour before an audio-described performance, blind and partially sighted patrons are invited to interact with the set, costumes and props and gain a detailed description of what’s on stage. Book your space in advance.

Signed Performances
Sign language interpreted performances for Deaf/deaf British Sign Language Users

Relaxed Performances
These performances are designed to welcome people with an Autism Spectrum, sensory or communication disorder or learning disability and allow movement in and out of the auditorium and there is less emphasis on the audience being quiet during the performance.

Companion Tickets
We want everyone to be able to access performances at Theatre Royal Stratford East. If you identify as disabled and can’t attend a show without the support of a companion or carer, we can offer you a companion ticket free of charge to make it easier for you to see a show. Companion tickets are not available online. Please call the box office on 020 8534 0310 or email to book your tickets.

Upcoming access performances - 

Mark Thomas: Showtime from the Frontline
Captioned: Wed 18 Apr at 7.30pm
BSL Interpreted: Thu 19 Apr at 7.30pm

Our Country's Good
Every performance features the creative use of audio description, captioning and British Sign Language interpretation.
Relaxed: Thu 3 May at 1pm

Captioned: Thu 5 Jul at 7.30pm
Audio described: Sat 7 Jul at 2.30pm
BSL interpreted: Fri 6 July 7.30pm

Sleeping Beauty
Relaxed performance: Wed 2 Jan at 2pm - to book the relaxed performance, please contact our box office on 020 8534 0310 or email our Box Office Manager, Angela Frost, on

Join our Mailing List
If you would like to join our access mailing list, please email your details to:

and you will be the first to hear of newly scheduled performances and of any accessible events or tours we are hosting.

For further information on all of our access facilities, contact the Box Office Manager, Angela Frost 020 8534 0310 or email

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