Accessible Performances

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Many of the performances in Dance Base’s Fringe programme have additional elements to support audiences that have access requirements. This information is listed below, and on individual show webpages.

Dance Base provides disability ticket holders with one free ticket for a companion or personal assistant. Please note that personal assistant tickets are only available to book through our box office, either in person or over the phone, and will only be given when accompanying a purchased ticket.

If you would like more information about particular shows or support in selecting and booking your ticket, please contact our Front of House Team on 0131 225 5525 or

Signed performances

Some of the performances are BSL-interpreted. This means that a BSL interpreter will be on stage interpreting the spoken word into BSL. Where possible, we will list the position of the interpreter so audiences can pick a seat that allows them a good view of the interpreter.


Relaxed performances

Please see the individual show webpage for a description of the ways each of these shows is being presented as a relaxed performance.


Captioned performances

Some shows offer open captions as part of the show. This means that verbal and non-verbal sounds will appear as text through either a projection and/or on a screen.

  • Remedy for Memory – Tess Letham | 24 28 Aug | Text will appear on a screen positioned downstage left.
  • Sense of Centre – Jack Webb | 26 Aug | Positioned stage left tbc.
  • The Dan Daw Show – Dan Daw | 23 24 25 26 27 28 Aug | DIALOGUE ONLY CAPTIONING. The show is captioned on the arch at the back of the stage. The captions are projected in white text in the centre of the arch. The captions relate solely to the script of the show. Non-verbal sound is not captioned.


Audio described performances

Some shows have pre-recorded audio description. Audio description is a commentary for people with sight problems who have difficulty seeing, for example, activity on a stage. The audio description for the shows listed below will be delivered via a headset using radio or infrared transmitters. A headset unit can be reserved in advance by contacting our Front of House team. We have a limited availability so we recommend reserving headsets at the same time as booking your ticket. 

Touch Tour / Pre-Show Access sessions

  • The Dan Daw Show – Dan Daw | 23 24 25 26 27 28 Aug | Each show will include a 'pre show access session' 1 hour before each show, starting at 19:30 in Dance Base’s reception. This is for anyone who would like to come and speak with a member of the creative team or receive more information about triggers or anything else that might be a concern for them during the show. Audience members can also watch and listen a video of the loudest and brightest moments of the show during this session. You do not have to have a ticket to the show to experience the pre-show access session and are welcome to attend in order for you to make a decision on whether the show is right for you. You can read more about access and trigger warnings for this show on The Dan Daw Show webpage.
  • Whirlygig – Catherine Wheels | 18 Aug | Audiences will be invited into the performance space to see the set and meet the performers. The Touch Tour starts at 12:00 in Dance Base reception.




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