Donmar Warehouse


The Donmar Warehouse is fully wheelchair accessible. Guide, hearing and emotional support assistance dogs are welcome in the auditorium. There is a Radio Frequency system fitted in the main auditorium and there are also hearing loops at all the front of house counters. Please let us know in advance if you intend to bring a guide, hearing or emotional support assistance dog with you to the theatre.

To find out more about accessibility at the Donmar, or for more information about upcoming access performances, call the box office on 020 3282 3808, email or visit each production page.

The Donmar’s Access Champion is EMMA HRYCAK – Senior Customer Service Assistant (Access)

Audio-described and captioned performances

Audio-described performances

Audio-description, for people who are blind and partially sighted, is a live verbal commentary providing information on the visual elements (movement, expressions etc.) of the production as it unfolds.

If you book for an audio-described performance, you will receive in advance:

  • a CD from Vocaleyes providing details about the production
  • an invitation to participate in the pre-show touch tour
  • a large print/Braille version of the cast sheet (available on the day of the performance)
  • a large print version of the programme (available on request)

Private Lives Saturday 27 May 2.30pm, touch tour at 1pm
When Winston Went To War With The Wireless Saturday 8 July 2.30pm, touch tour at 1pm
Next to Normal  Saturday 30 September 2.30pm, touch tour at 1pm

Captioned performances

Captioned performances are for people who are D/deaf, deafened and hard of hearing.

They are similar to subtitled television. The captions are prepared in advance, then a Stagetext captioner cues them live so that the text runs at the same speed as the actors on stage. Audience members who are using the captioning facilities are seated in an area so that the performance and caption unit are in their complete field of vision.

Private Lives Monday 22 May 7.30pm
When Winston Went To War With The Wireless Monday 17 July 7.30pm
Next to Normal  Monday 25 September 7.30pm

BSL performances 

BSL sign language interpretation, delivered by an interpreter, gives a sign interpretation of the text sung and/or spoken by artists in the onstage performance.

Private Lives Saturday 13 May 2.30pm
When Winston Went To War With The Wireless Friday 22 July 7.30pm
Next to Normal  Saturday 23rd September 2.30pm

Relaxed performances 

Relaxed Performances are perfect for anyone who may benefit from a more relaxed theatre environment. During a Relaxed Performance, the performance itself is unchanged but loud noises, sound effects and lighting will be turned down or removed. Audience members should feel comfortable making noise and moving around as and when they need to, using our designated front of house spaces to take a break if you like. Babes in arms are welcome.

Future Relaxed performances to be announced


How to book:

Tickets can be booked online or via our box office. To book a ticket online, you will need to create an account and register for our Access Scheme if you have not already done so. If you require a wheelchair space please indicate this on your ‘Other Preferences’ tab. You will not be able to see available wheelchair spaces until this is checked. Tickets can also be booked through our box office either in person, over the phone on 020 3282 3808 or via email on

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