Performances for people living with dementia have become an important part of Scottish Opera's Season. Designed to make attending a favourite opera as easy as possible, they run alongside the full-length performances in Glasgow and Edinburgh, and this Season, for the first time, in Aberdeen too.

'Great experience. We couldn't have been looked after better.' Audience member

A fully-staged version of the show, specially created for those who would enjoy a more relaxed opera experience. A narrator, The Orchestra of Scottish Opera and a full cast of singers will lead you through a shortened version of the opera, including some of its best-loved music.

Doors open 45 minutes before the start time so there is lots of time to find your seat and get settled in for the performance. There are plenty of wheelchair spaces and extra staff on hand to help those who wish to transfer. Lighting levels in the auditorium are slightly brighter, and members of the audience are able to come in and out of the auditorium if they need to or watch the show in the bar on TV screens if they prefer. Quiet areas are available and the cafés at each theatre are open for teas, coffees and a selection of cakes.


Forthcoming Dementia Friendly performances will be detailed here when announced