We are fully committed to ensuring that all individuals have access to our programme of work. We are engaged in a number of initiatives and partners to ensure we are working strategically to achieve better representation across audiences, staff and artists. Our overall ambition is to achieve greater inclusion across the following priority groups:


  • People from ethnic minority communities
  • Disabled people
  • People from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds
  • People from rural and remote areas
  • Gender and sexually diverse people
  • People using Gaelic, Scots languages and BSL

This is reflected in our programme and in the following examples of our current initiatives.



We are aiming to offer integrated BSL interpretation for all of our productions in 2019. We are also aiming for each production, at each venue, to have an audio described performance, a touch tour, a captioned performance, and a visual guide available in advance with a breakout space at the performance.

We are also continuing to trial the use of subpacs in some of our shows, which is a form of transformative wearable audio technology that converts sound into high fidelity vibrations for d/Deaf and hard of hearing audiences. 244 people accessed SubPacs during our Futureproof Festival last year and this year, we will be making them available for Them! and Dear Europe.

Contacting us about accessible performances

t: +44 (0)141 221 0970

Our office is open from 10.00am – 6.00pm, Monday to Friday. If you are calling or emailing outside of these hours, please leave a message with your contact information and we will respond as soon as possible.

Each productions will have their dedicated Access Page with a list of the production’s accessible performances, and details on how to book accessible tickets.

To keep up to date with our accessible performances, you can sign up to our Access Newsletter at the bottom of this page.


Our Projects

Creative Licht

Creative Licht is a partnership between National Theatre of Scotland, Solar Bear, Birds of Paradise and Sign Arts to bring together BSL performance interpreters and the theatre sector to find solutions to increasing the quality of BSL provision in theatres.

With BSL now recognised as an official Scottish language, it is important for the artistic community in Scotland to collectively shape new artistic forms to make work as inclusive of, and accessible to, more diverse artists and audiences.

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Neuro Diversity

Our partnership with the National Autistic Society Scotland launched last year with the aim of opening up theatre-making and performances to non-neuro typical audiences and artists.  Every National Theatre of Scotland show will be autism friendly, with visual guides available for all productions.  There will also be a programme of relaxed performances and training for venues and companies across the year.

As part of this partnership, we will continue to work with NAS and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland on the Limitless programme to shift attitudes and open up opportunities for autistic individuals who are interested in theatre and drama.

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Header: My Left Right Foot, 2019, Mihaela Bodlovic.

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