Our new afternoon shows give you the flexibility and freedom to relax, move about as required, and have a stoatin’ time!
With Dementia Friendly values at their core, these shorter performances are open to all, whether you’re recovering from an operation, have breathing difficulties, living with dementia, have a young baby, are on the autism spectrum – or even have a very loud laugh! – they are designed to make coming to a favourite opera as easy and stress-free as possible.
Our Access performances run alongside the full-length performances in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness and Aberdeen. Groups, including schools, are welcome.
'Great experience. We couldn't have been looked after better.'
- Performances are shorter than the full-length versions – under 2 hours with an interval
- A narrator guides you through the story, with The Orchestra of Scottish Opera and a cast of singers
- The show includes the best-loved music from the opera
- Doors open 45 minutes before the start time – so there’s lots of time to get settled in
- Wheelchair spaces and extra staff on hand to help those who wish to transfer
- There are brighter lighting levels than usual in the auditorium
- There’s no need to worry about keeping quiet or sitting still
- You can come in and out of the auditorium during the show
- Watch the live show on TV screens around the theatre if you need to
- There are quiet areas available if you need to take a break
- You can enjoy tea and cake at the café beforehand!
Supported by: The Scottish Opera Syndicate and Scottish Opera's Education Angels
Access Don Giovanni
Eden Court, Inverness
27 May 2022, 3pm
Festival Theatre Edinburgh
10 Jun 2022, 3pm
His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen
17 Jun 2022, 3pm
Theatre Royal Glasgow
24 Jun 2022, 3pm