Access

We are committed to making our shows as accessible as possible. For more information on the services we offer, you can view our access guide with full details of all facilities available or email access@aberdeenperformingarts.com. Guide dogs and hearing dogs are welcome in our venues, and our box offices are fitted with induction hearing loops.

If you have any special access requirements please inform the box office team on 01224 641122 or get in touch via email: access@aberdeenperformingarts.com.

Find an assisted performance

Certain performances are Audio Described, Captioned or British Sign Language (BSL) interpreted. Seats are reserved for lip readers at BSL performances and deaf customers for up to four weeks before the performance. Look out for these symbols online and in our latest brochure:
 

Audio Described

Audio description improves access for the visually impaired or blind where a description of the set and costumes is combined with a commentary on the action to bring the show to life. His Majesty's Theatre uses Aberdeen Audio Description Association, they have a team of 10 voulunteers who provide this service. An infared headset is required to make use of this service, those are provided by our Front Of House team and can be requested on the day of the performance.

Captioned

Captioned performances take place at His Majesty's Theatre and The Lemon Tree and are similar to television subtitling. The actor's words appear on a display unit (or screens) on or near the stage at the same time as they are spoken or sung.

Signed

Performances where an interpreter will stand in a visible position and interpret the spoken elements of a performance using British Sign Language. View our latest BSL Brochure on YouTube.

Sound Enhancement: There is an infrared system for hearing impaired customers at His Majesty’s Theatre. Headsets for volume control or necklace-type receivers, for use with hearing aids, are available from our Front of House team.

 

His Majesty's Theatre


Car parking is available at a special reduced rate at Bon Accord Harriet Street car park. Further parking is available at Denburn car park and Chapel Street. There is disabled parking on Union Terrace and outside Aberdeen Art Gallery on Schoolhill. Level access is available through the Donald Entrance on Rosemount Viaduct., there is also a drop-off point in front of the theatre.

We have prepared a visual story to assist young children or those with learning difficulties to help prepare them for their first visit to the theatre.

  • Street level entry with a drop off point in front of the theatre
  • 11 wheelchair spaces in the auditorium (8 in the stalls, 2 in the dress circle and 1 in the upper circle)
  • For stalls access for those with limited mobility, a bell is available on the door in Donald’s Way 30 minutes prior to and until 5 minutes before the show starts.
  • Transferable seats for those in wheelchairs who wish to sit in a theatre seat
  • Access to the stalls, dress circle, upper circle, bars and 1906 restaurant via a lift
  • Accessible toilets are available throughout the theatre
  • Guide dogs welcome

The Lemon Tree


Car parking is available at West North Street car park. Level access is available via Shoe Lane by ringing the doorbell.

  • Wheelchair users can be accommodated for all events.
  • There is a lift in the foyer to gain access to the first floor Studio.
  • Guide dogs and hearing dogs are welcome

Brochures

Our brochure is available to view online, Audio Described and in BSL (British Sign Language). For more information on signed, captioned, audio described and other accessible shows, please contact the box office team on 01224 641122 or get in touch via email access@aberdeenperformingarts.com.