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London , SE1 8LZ

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UPDATE: For the latest information regarding our theatre operations during COVID-19 please visit this page

The Young Vic is committed to making your visit as enjoyable as possible. We aim to cater for every audience member's needs. If you're coming to see a show and have specific access requirements, please contact us in advance so that we can make your visit as enjoyable as possible. For more information please call us on 020 7922 2922.

About audio description

Audio description is a live verbal commentary on the visual elements of a production. It is delivered in-between dialogue on stage and is picked up by an easy-to-use headset. Please let us know when you book if you want to take advantage of audio description.

We currently have no forthcoming audio described performances.


About captioning

Captioning converts the spoken word, song, sound effects and offstage noises into text that provides people with hearing loss access to live performance. Please let us know when you book if you want to take advantage of captioning.

We currently have no forthcoming captioned performances.

About speech-to-text transcription (STT)

STT is similar to live subtitles. A highly-trained professional uses a specially designed phonetic keyboard and software to transcribe the actors’ words verbatim. The text will appear on the caption unit slightly after it is spoken.

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs are always welcome at the Young Vic, if you are planning a visit please let us know which performance you will be attending and we will be happy to look after your dog during the show – you can telephone us on 020 7922 2922 or email the box office at

About Relaxed Performances

Relaxed Performances welcome people with learning disabilities and/or sensory and communication impairments. During the show, audience members should feel comfortable making noise and moving around as and when they need to in a friendly environment.

We currently have no forthcoming relaxed performances.

About Safe Space Performances

All Young Vic performances are open to everyone but the safe space performances are designed especially for people who would benefit from a more informal experience - we will ensure that you are able to come and go as you wish and that the auditorium is a welcoming space for you. Complimentary tickets are available for accompanying carer.

Infrared amplification system

The Young Vic has an infrared amplification system for use by patrons during performances. Headsets can be collected from our Front of House team upon arrival at the theatre. Please let us know when you book if you want to take advantage of the system.

The box office counter also has an induction loop service.

Please note:  Due to our current COVID-19 safety guidelines, we now ask that you bring your own headphones (standard 3.5mm jack) for the device. To help us ensure we have all the devices we need for every performance, we will ask you at the point of booking whether you will need a hearing device by emailing Devices can be collected from the Box Office on arrival and will cleaned thoroughly before and after every use.