Artist Aisha Devi on stage with dj decks with plums of smoke

Access Performances

David Hoyle: No Ordinary Pub Quiz

BSL interpreted performance – Wednesday 17 April 6.30pm

Paraorchestra with Brett Anderson, Charles Hazlewood & Gwenno: Death Songbook

BSL interpreted performance – Friday 26 April 8pm

David Hoyle: Still Got It..!?

BSL interpreted performance – Saturday 27 April 7.30pm

The Accountants

Captioned performance (Preview) – Saturday 4 May 7.30pm

Captioned performance (Preview) – Sunday 5 May 7.30pm

Captioned performance – Tuesday 7 May 7.30pm

Captioned performance – Wednesday 8 May 7.30pm

Captioned and BSL interpreted performance – Thursday 9 May 7.30pm

Captioned and audio described performance – Friday 10 May 7.30pm

Captioned performance – Saturday 11 May 7.30pm

WOW Manchester: Brutally Honest – An Evening with Mel B

Captioned and BSL interpreted performance – Friday 24 May 7.30pm

WOW Manchester: An Evening with Sandi Toksvig

Captioned and BSL interpreted performance – Saturday 25 May 6pm

WOW Manchester: An Evening with Jordan Stephens

Captioned and BSL interpreted performance – Sunday 26 May 6pm


BSL interpreted performance – Saturday 25 May 2.30pm

House of MCR

Captioned performance – Thursday 20 June 7.30pm

Captioned performance – Friday 21 June 7.30pm

Captioned and BSL interpreted performance – Saturday 22 June 7.30pm

Sweet Dreams

All presentations from Friday 19 July onward are captioned

There are relaxed presentations of Sweet Dreams on the following dates:

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At the bottom of this page you can see a key for different types of Access performance and what they mean.

Contact us

If you have a question about any of these performances, please get in touch on or call us on 0161 817 4531 and we’ll do our best to help. Phone lines are open 10am to 6pm Monday to Saturday.

Access performance types

AD: Audio-described

Audio description offers an introduction/commentary of the visual action to assist blind and visually impaired patrons. This is usually delivered via an earpiece and will be available from event pages.

BSL: British Sign Language interpreted performance

A British Sign Language interpreter will translate the spoken words for BSL users.

CAP: Captioned performance

Captioning displays dialogue and some sound effects as visible text on a screen or mobile device for anyone who would find this useful.

REL: Relaxed performance

Relaxed performances welcome all who may benefit from a more relaxed performance environment, including people with an Autism Spectrum Condition, sensory and communication disorders or a learning disability, or those with babes in arms.

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