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Cinemas and Theatres

Relaxed Pantomime Performances 2018

Bridlington Spa - Jack and the Beanstalk

Relaxed performance: a specially adapted and relaxed performance for customers with a wide range of disabilities and for those on the autistic spectrum

Date: Sunday 15 December 2018
Time: 5pm

British Sign Language signed performances

Date: Sunday 23 December 2018
Time: 1pm

Date: Thursday 27 December 2018
Time: 5pm

Venue: Bridlington Spa Theatre, South Marine Drive, Bridlington, YO15 3JH
Contact: Box Office tel: (01262) 678258
Web: www.bridspa.com (external website)


Junction & TaleGate Theatre - Sleeping Beauty

A relaxed performance aimed at those on the Autism Spectrum and younger children attending the theatre for the first time. This will include reduced volume levels & low level lighting throughout.
Date: Saturday 22 December 2018
Time: 11am
Cost: Tickets £6.50 (children), £12 (adults) Carers tickets and group bookings also available.
Venue: Junction, Paradise Place, Goole, DN14 5DL
Contact: Box Office for more information about relaxed performances and suitability on tel: (01405) 763652 
Web: Tickets available here: https://junctiongoole.ticketsolve.com/shows/873594448


Hull New Theatre - Cinderella

Relaxed performance: specifically designed to welcome people with a learning disability, Down's Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Condition or sensory and communication disorders and their families. There is a relaxed attitude to noise and movement and small changes to the lighting and sound effects.

Date: Thursday 13 December 2018
Time: 7pm
Venue: Hull New Theatre, Kingston square, Hull, HU1 3HF
Contact: Box Office tel: (01482) 300306
Web: www.hulltheatres.co.uk/events/cinderella-relaxed-performance (external website)


Hull Truck Theatre - The Ugly Duckling

Relaxed performance

Date: Saturday 5 January 2019
Time: 10.30am
Venue: Hull Truck Theatre, 50 Ferensway, Hull, HU2 8LB
Contact: Box Office tel: (01482) 323638
Web: www.hulltruck.co.uk (external website)


Grand Opera House York

Relaxed performance
Date: Friday 21 December 2018

Signed and captioned performance
Date: Friday 4 January 2019

Audio described performance
Date: Saturday 5 January 2019

Venue: Grand Opera House York,  Cumberland Street, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 9SW
Contact: Box Office: 0844 8472322
Web: www.grandoperahouseyork.org.uk (external website)




Cinema Exhibitors Associate (CEA) Card

This is a national card that can be used to verify that the holder is entitled to one free ticket for a person accompanying them to the cinema.

To apply for the card you will need submit proof to show that you meet one or more of the following criteria: Be in receipt of Disability Living Allowance or Attendance Allowance or be a registered blind person.

There is a small charge and you need to print an application form which can be found on the website. 

Web: https://www.ceacard.co.uk/  (external website)


Autism Friendly Cinema Screenings

A number of cinemas run regular autism-friendly film sessions.  The films are shown with low-level lighting and reduced sound-levels and the auditorium is opened before each showing to allow audiences time to familiarise themselves with the space before the start of the film.

The screenings are aimed at both children and adults on the autistic spectrum, along with their carers, families and/or friends, so it is fine for audiences to move around, make noise and take breaks during the film.

Please visit the cinema websites for further information: 

Autism-friendly screening: Junction website (external website)

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Venue: Junction, Paradise Place, Goole, DN14 5DL

Tel: 01405 763652

Email: boxoffice@junctiongoole.co.uk


Autism-friendly screening: Cineworld website (external website)

Cineworld host an Autism Friendly Screening at 11:00am on the 1st Sunday of every month.

Tel: (01482) 835011

Email: hull@cineworld.co.uk


Autism-friendly screening: Odeon website (external website)

ODEON Cinemas host an Autism Friendly Screenings at 11:30am each month

Tel: 0871 224 4007



Autism-friendly screening: Vue website (external website)

Vue Cinemas will host an Autism Friendly Film at 10:00am on the last Sunday of every month.

Tel: 08712 240 240

Email: customerservices@vuemail.com



Autism-friendly screening: York City Screen (external website)

Tel: 0871 902 5726

Email: cityscreenyork@picturehouses.co.uk




Audio Described Screenings

Cinemas do offer special screenings for people with sigh loss and visual impairment. For selected films a narration track is available through special headphones. This fills the gaps in dialogue by describing what is happening on the screen. These are advertised on their websites; please contact your local cinema to see what films they are offering.

Subtitled Screenings

Cinemas also offer some films with subtitles to assist people with hearing loss. These are advertised on their websites; please contact your local cinema to see what films they are offering.

Wheelchair Users

Most cinemas have facilities for people who use wheelchairs please contact your local cinema to discuss your needs.


Page last updated: Thursday, 25 October 2018