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VocalEyes report reveals that only 25% of UK theatres provide AD performances

VocalEyes, the organisation which provides opportunities for vision impaired people to experience the arts at UK’s theatres, museums, galleries and heritage sites, has conducted a review into the access information provided by 659 theatres across the UK. It found that 72% of theatres provide access information on their website, but only 25% mentioned that they provided audio-described (AD) performances and/or touch tours. The situation in Wales was slightly better, with 81% providing access information, and 26% mentioning AD performances.

The theatres with the highest rating for access services, information and resources listed on their website in Wales are both in Cardiff - the New Theatre and Wales Millennium Centre. You can find out more and read the full report on the VocalEyes website.

Hynt is the national scheme for access to theatres, museums and galleries in Wales, and you can find information about audio described performances on their website.