Northern Ballet are excited to be hosting their first ever Relaxed Performance aimed specifically at people with a learning disability, Down’s Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Condition or sensory and communication disorder at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre at Quarry Hill, Leeds, LS2 7PA on 1st November at 11.30am.

Three Little Pigs

Three Little Pigs tells the famous story of how three pigs overcome the Big Bad Wolf
in a colourful and entertaining 40 minute performance, with tickets priced at
just £4 and £5 this is a great opportunity to see this adorable production by the Northern Ballet in Leeds.

A Relaxed Performance of this great show is on 1 November at 11.30am and has slight adaptations to make it suitable for patrons with disabilities. It is aimed at anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed performance environment including people with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, Sensory or Communication Disorders, or a learning disability. There is a more relaxed attitude to noise (voluntary and involuntary) in the auditorium, in order to reduce anxiety and ensure a safe and enjoyable theatre visit.

You can book your tickets online, or by calling the box office on 0113 2208008.  If you require wheelchair spaces, or would like to discuss your access requirements in more detail you can fill in a form on their website here and their friendly Box Office will call you back.

The performance on 1st November at 11.30am is:

  • A Relaxed Performance is open to everyone and is adapted specifically for people with learning disabilities and other sensory and communication disorders
  • Provides a more relaxed and supportive atmosphere in order to reduce anxiety
  • Additional staff are on hand to assist with seating and access around the theatre
  • There is additional space available for wheelchair users and a relaxed attitude to noise
  • The lights in the auditorium remain on low throughout the show and sudden loud noises and special effects are softened
  • Audience members are free to leave and re-enter the auditorium at any point
  • A visual story is sent out in advance to help you prepare for your visit

We at HomeCareDirect would love to hear about your experiences of Relaxed Performances or any other great days out you’ve had and we can share your stories here, so please get in touch with us.