Audio Described Tortoise & the Hare with Northern Ballet

In February, Northern Ballet will be audio describing our children’s ballet for the first time. We will be presenting the Tortoise & the Hare at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre in Leeds with audio described performances on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 February at 2pm.

In advance, we would like to offer some free Tortoise & the Hare workshops to young people with visual impairments and/or families with an adult with a visual impairment. The workshops last 45 minutes and will include a warm up, cool down, exploration of the story and characters and opportunities for participants to develop their own creative movement.

The production is aimed at children 8 years and under and the workshops are therefore developed for children in this age group and/or their adult. The sessions are designed to be inclusive for visually impaired and non-visually impaired children to enjoy and we are able to work with mixed groups. The number of children we can work with in one group will vary depending on the children’s needs, if their adult is taking part, and if you can provide any support staff. The workshop will take place in your space, ideally a large, clean hall without carpet.

Workshops are available in January and February; we have limited availability so book now!

How to book your free workshop

Email Sam Moore on with dates and times in January and February that you could accommodate one or more workshops. You will then be sent a booking form to complete including some information about the people taking part.

More about the Tortoise & the Hare

Tortoise & the Hare runs at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds from Monday 12 – Saturday 17 February 2024. There are audio described performances on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 February at 2pm. There is also a free touch tour on stage from 12.45 – 1.15pm. Performances are designed for children under 8 years and are 40 minutes in length with no interval. Tickets can be booked by calling the box office on 0113 220 8008.

There is an audio advert with information about the production available.

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