Accessibility funding from The Theatres Trust

Thursday 1 October 2020

We are delighted to announce that we have received a one-off grant of £5,000 from The Theatres Trust Accessible Theatres Scheme to upgrade the theatre’s assistive audio system.

The Theatres Trust, the national advisory public body for theatres, works to ensure theatres meet the needs of their communities and improving the accessibility of theatres is a vital part of its remit.

Thanks to funding from the Theatre Development Fund, grants were offered to six theatres to improve the accessibility of professional theatre buildings for audiences, performers and staff, with successful projects split between building works and the installation of assistive technology.

We are extremely grateful to The Theatres Trust for their support towards the improvements and upgrade of our assisted hearing system. A significant number of our audience are elderly or hard of hearing and rely on the system to make their theatre going accessible and supply of our old headsets often outstrips demand.

Joanna Read - Director and Chief Executive - Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
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