This is a list of theatre shows, concerts, stand-up comedy gigs and a few other things that I’ve either attended in person or online, or that I’ve watched recorded versions of. For a long list of London theatres and entertainment venues, see my London Links.
- Audio Described Shows
- Other Theatre Shows
- Stand-Up & Interactive Comedy
- Tours & Workshops
- TV Audiences
I find audio description and touch tours extremely useful, because it ensures I’m fully immersed in the experience and don’t miss anything. It’s enabled me to attend and enjoy many shows that I wouldn’t have otherwise.
Lots of audio described shows in the UK are listed on the VocalEyes website, while Official London Theatre has lists of audio described, captioned, signed and relaxed performances in the city. Some theatres and shows also have dedicated accessibility pages on their websites.
The shows below were audio described either by staff from VocalEyes or the theatre themselves, or were occasionally integrated into the production by the cast.
Most of these shows included touch tours beforehand, allowing visually impaired people to go backstage and on stage to explore the sets, costumes, props, etc, and even meet some of the cast if we’re very lucky.
- Alys, Always at Bridge Theatre
- The American Clock at The Old Vic Theatre
- Dishoom! at Watford Palace Theatre
- Libby’s Eyes at Bunker Theatre
- June 2018 (integrated AD)
- The Mousetrap at St. Martin’s Theatre
- Winter at Young Vic Theatre
- Matilda at Cambridge Theatre
- Motown at Shaftesbury Theatre
- Only Fools And Horses at Theatre Royal Haymarket
- Peter Pan at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
- Reasons To Be Cheerful at Theatre Royal Stratford East
- Wicked at Apollo Victoria Theatre
- Christmas Plays:
- Christmas Pantomimes:
- Christmas Plays:
These shows were not audio described, though I would like to see some of them with AD in the future.
- Christmas Pantomime:
- Angel Comedy Club
- Comedy Store Players
- Festival Of The Spoken Nerd presents An Evening Of Unnecessary Detail
- Frank’s Fund presents Comedy Fundraiser
- December 2020 on Zoom
- Jimmy Carr presents Gagging Order
- July 2012 at Princess Theatre, Torquay
- Knightmare Live
- Leonard Cheshire presents Cheshire Chuckle
- Science Showoff presents History Showoff
- National Theatre – Backstage Tours
- Theatre Royal Stratford East – Music & Drama Day