We strive to be a theatre for everyone, truly accessible to all of the people of Scotland. We want to make your experience of going to a show, visiting our building or taking part in our events and activities as enjoyable and stress-free as possible.

On this page, you’ll find information on:

– booking tickets
– discounts available Do we want this section? Do we have standardised discounts or does it vary completely per venue? Cat to provide copy.
– different types of accessible performances
– visiting our building

How to book

Telephone +44 (0)141 221 0970
Email access@nationaltheatrescotland.com

Book Online

  • Find the show you would like to book tickets for on our What’s On page.
  • Click the pink ‘Book Tickets’ button or scroll to the bottom of the page to see when the show is on in a venue near you.
  • Each performance date will have access symbols indicating the types of accessible performance available.
  • Click the ‘Book Now’ button beside your chosen performance.
  • On the next page, choose your ticket quantity and ticket type. There are a range of discounted ticket types available. See the Discounts section below for more information.
  • Complete the checkout process and make your payment.

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.

Your ticket will be sent to you by email. You can print it out and bring it with you, or show us a digital copy on your smart phone screen or tablet.

Types of Accessible Performance

Audio Described and Touch Tour

An audio describer provides a live commentary of the visual elements of a performance which is usually broadcast though a personal headset. They will describe the action such as where the characters are on stage, what they’re wearing, what they are doing and what the set looks like, without intruding on the dialogue. Does the description begin before curtain up, if so how long before?

A Touch Tour offers people who are blind or partially sighted the opportunity to explore a selection of costumes and props. The tour guide describes the items that you are introduced to and how they feature in the performance. Tickets for Touch Tours are free. If you have booked tickets for a Touch Tour performance, you are welcome to attend the tour which will begin 1 hour before the performance start time.

Autism Friendly

BSL Interpreted


For some performances, captions are displayed in large text on a part of the stage that can be easily seen by the whole audience. For other performances, you will be given a tablet and captions will appear on the screen. Dialogue is captioned in real time as the words are spoken by the performers. Captions also provide information about who is speaking and any sound effects or music that may be important to understanding the performance.

Dementia Friendly

Relaxed Performance


Visiting our offices

Wheelchair Access

Our building is fully wheelchair accessible with accessible toilets on both floors and accessible shower rooms on the ground floor.

Neuro-diverse Visitors

To prepare for your visit, download the Rockvilla Visual Guide.

We do our best to always have a quiety and comfortable room available for anyone who needs a break out space. Please email Kirsty Shea to request the use of a breakout space in advance of your visit: kirsty.shea@nationaltheatrescotland.com 

Gender Diverse Visitors

We have male, female and gender neutral bathrooms. Everyone is welcome to use the facilities that best fit their identity.

Click here to find out more about visiting our building

Access Initiatives and Collaborations

Creative Licht


National Autistic Society

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