OPERA UNWRAPPED 

Forthcoming Opera Unwrapped performances will be detailed here when announced

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Whether you’re new to opera or an old hand, you can find out more at Opera Unwrapped – an hour-long taster that gives an insight into our shows and how they are created.

You’ll hear highlights from the music and find out more about the props, costumes, lighting and direction, as well as some back-stage secrets.

Tickets are just £5 - come along and find out more!

Presenter
Allan Dunn

Theatre Royal Glasgow 0844 871 7647
Festival Theatre Edinburgh 0131 529 6000
His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen 01224 641 122
Eden Court, Inverness 01463 234 234

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DEMENTIA FRIENDLY 
PERFORMANCES

Forthcoming Dementia Friendly performances will be detailed here when announced

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These specially created performances are fully-staged, and performed by a narrator, The Orchestra of Scottish Opera, and a wonderful cast of singers. Audiences are lead through the story, and hear some of the best-loved music from the opera. Lighting levels in the auditorium are brighter, and people are able to come in and out of the auditorium during the performance and see the show in the bar on TV screens.

Groups welcome – call your local box office to book.

Presenter Allan Dunn

Supported by: The Scottish Opera Syndicate, Scottish Opera's Education Angels, Miss E.C. Hendry's Charitable Trust, The Misses Barrie Charitable Trust, The Cruach Trust, The Lady Marian Gibson Trust The E M Whittome 2013 Charitable Trust

Dementia Friendly performances at Scottish Opera

PRE-SHOW TALKS

Forthcoming Pre-Show Talks will be detailed here when announced

Want to know more about the opera you’re going to see? Look out for a performance with a Pre-show Talk. These free half-hour talks delve deeper into the opera, enhancing your enjoyment and extending your knowledge.

Tickets are free but should be reserved by calling the box office at your chosen venue. Limited availability.

Theatre Royal Glasgow 0844 871 7647
Festival Theatre Edinburgh 0131 529 6000
His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen 01224 641 122
Eden Court, Inverness 01463 234 234
Hackney Empire, London 020 8985 2424

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AUDIO-DESCRIBED PERFORMANCES

Touch Tours start at 6pm for evening performances and 1.45pm for Sunday matinees

Forthcoming Touch Tours and Audio -Described performances will be detailed here when announced

A SCOTTISH OPERA SHORT: THE NARCISSISTIC FISH
Audio Description available online

A SCOTTISH OPERA SHORT FILM: THE TELEPHONE
Audio Description available online

A SCOTTISH OPERA SHORT FILM: THE DIARY OF ONE WHO DISAPPEARED
Audio Description available online

Opera: music, costumes, set. We want you to experience it all.

Mention opera and most people think of singing and music, but this is only part of the overall experience. What about scenery, costumes, lighting, direction and choreography? Audio-description helps visually-impaired patrons enjoy the opera experience with a live commentary that describes the action on stage without compromising the music.

As part of the experience, we include:

  • A free introductory CD, sent out in advance of the performance. 
  • A free Touch Tour of the set, costumes and props before the show.
  • An audio introduction 15 minutes before the start of the performance.

If you or someone you know is interested in booking for an audio-described performance, please make this clear when you contact the box office at your chosen theatre. Discounted tickets are available. Tickets for audio-described performances and Touch Tours must be booked at least two weeks in advance. Guide dogs are welcome.

Please note: tickets for audio-described performances at Theatre Royal Glasgow should be booked through their Groups Department at the number below.

Theatre Royal Glasgow 0800 912 6971
Festival Theatre Edinburgh 0131 529 6000
His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen 01224 641 122
Eden Court, Inverness 01463 234 234

See full box office information

Audio Described performances at Scottish Opera

INTERESTED IN JOINING THE TEAM?

We are always looking for new audio describers to join our dedicated team. If you have some time to spare and would like to find out what is involved, please contact the team using the form below. 

Contact the team 

ACCESSIBILITY

Find accessibility and venue information for our regular theatres:

Theatre Royal Glasgow
Festival Theatre Edinburgh
His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen
Eden Court, Inverness