Puppet Animation Scotland believes that every audience member should be able to experience the visual theatre, puppetry and animated film present at manipulate as completely and powerfully as possible.

We present our performances, workshops and animated film screenings as accessibly as possible for our audiences. We provide British Sign Language (BSL) as often as circumstances permit and work closely with participating venues to ensure accessibility information is clear and easy to access.

Each event entry includes information if it has BSL interpretation provided or little to no spoken dialogue.

If you have specific accessibility questions, require more information, or have any thoughts about how we could improve our service to you further, please contact us: info@puppetanimation.org

  • Traverse Theatre

    10 Cambridge Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 2ED

    From the Cambridge Street entrance there is level access to the box office via automatic doors

    There is lift access to the bar café and theatres, and adapted toilets on the box office and bar café levels

    Guide and hearing dogs are welcome.

    Transcripts are available for Snapshots and Testroom performances.

    Hearing enhancements supplied amplified sound to a personal headset (please collect from a member of Front of House team from 30 minutes before performance). This services is suitable for audience members with low to moderate hearing loss and can be used in conjunction with existing hearing aids.

    Please mention when booking if you require lift access to Traverse 1 or Traverse 2 and make yourself known to Front of House staff on arrival. The Front of House Manager will meet and accompany you to the theatre

    Artlink offers a companion service for people who have difficulty attending performances on their own. For more information please phone 0131 229 3555 or visit artlinkedinburgh.co.uk

    There are wheelchair spaces available in both theatres – please reserve when making your booking

    Wheelchair spaces in front row only

    There is one wheelchair to borrow

    Easily accessible seating can be reserved for audience members who prefer to transfer from a wheelchair to a seat.

    If lift access to auditorium is required, please make yourself known to the Front of House staff when you arrive and they will show you to your seats

    Audio description is available via personal headset from a member of Front of House team from 30 minutes before performance

    Hearing enhancement via personal headset is available from a member of Front of House team from 30 minutes before performance.

    Touch tours give a guided tour of the stage set to visually impaired audience members prior to the start of an audio-described performance

    High box-office counter with no loop

    Bar area has hard floor and can be noisy and quite dark

    Infra-red systems in auditorium, staff can show best areas to sit

  • Dance Base

    14 – 16 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 2JU

    Entry to Dance Base on street level is through a cobbled pend up a flight of stairs or using a lift.

    The venue has a lift or level access to all areas of the building

    The main door to reception opens automatically when a button on the right hand side is pressed

    The reception desk is in front of the main door; it is low down and open, with no glass

    The flooring in reception and one of our accessible toilets is black vinyl. The other accessible toilet is tiled and our studios have either wooden (Studios 1 and 3) or vinyl flooring (Studios 2 and 4)

    The lift outside reception provides access to Studio 2 with a key, ask at reception and a member of staff will assist you

    There is another lift for access to Studios 3 and 4 at the top of a gradually inclining ramp. This lift does not require a key

    There are two accessible toilets in Dance Base, one is opposite reception and the other is located at the top of a slightly inclining ramp

    Lift to studios 3 and 4

    We welcome assistance dogs and have water bowls which we can provide

    Various power points in the building can be used to charge mobility scooters and other assistance equipment (availability permitting)

    Accessible toilets and changing facilities can be found opposite reception and next to the main changing rooms at the rear of the building

    Fixed induction loops are provided at the reception counter and in studio two, three and four. A portable induction loop is available for use in other areas of the building. It can be borrowed from reception

    A fully accessible family play area is situated at the rear of the building

    Large print brochures can be found in the reception area. A PDF version of our latest brochure can be found on our homepage

    Festival café has wheelchair accessible tables, level access and a selection of seating to accommodate most accessibility requirements

    During performances, even though all seats in our seating bank have good sight lines, those with access requirements are most often sat in the front row which has unimpeded sightlines

  • Perth Theatre

    Perth Theatre, Mill Street, Perth, PH1 5HZ

    Horsecross Arts is the creative organisation set up in 2005 to run Perth Concert Hall and to refresh and reposition Perth Theatre, Scotland’s oldest repertory theatre company.

    We are proud of our two wonderful, contrasting venues – the historic Edwardian theatre with its classic proscenium arch and the state of the art concert hall with some of the finest acoustics in Europe.

    Our multi award-winning team has earned a reputation for adventurous programming, unique commissions, critically acclaimed performances by world-class artists and inspirational community activities. We are at the heart of cultural life in Perthshire and our venues are a destination and a resource base for everyone.

    Access Information

    Level access with automatic door via the main entrance on Mill Street. Secondary High Street entrance has stairs and is not wheelchair accessible.

    Lift access to all floors from the foyer. Accessible toilets on all floors.

    6 wheelchair spaces located in the stalls and 1 wheelchair space located in the circle in the main auditorium. The Joan Knight Studio Theatre has 6 wheelchair spaces.

    Docking station for wheelchairs at the Box Office counter. Induction loop at the Box Office, Theatre Café and Bar and within the lift

    FM enhanced hearing system in both the main auditorium and the Joan Knight Studio theatre. Headsets can be collected from Box Office or from a member of the Front of House team.

    Meet at Box Office for touch tours.

    Assistance animals welcome.

    Audio version of brochure available on request.

    For full access information please visit www.horsecross.co.uk/accessibility

  • Paisley Arts Centre

    Paisley Arts Centre, 15 New St, Paisley, PA1 1EZ

    Level access to Paisley Arts Centre provides easy access to our cafe, box office, theatre and toilet facilities. A lift provides access to the first floor and the workshop and bar areas. Regrettably the lift may not be suitable for larger motorised wheelchairs

    We make a limited number of seats available at all our performances for wheelchair users and can also reserve seats close to the front of the theatre for customers with low mobility. If you would like to book one of these seats for a performance, please call the Box Office

    There is level access varies across our venues

    We endeavour to programme performances that are suitable for customers that are visually/hearing impaired. Information about forthcoming shows that are audio described, captioned or BSL interpreted is available in our brochure or our full listings page

    The Guide can be available on request in several formats including large print, Braille and audio. It can also be translated into other community languages. Contact the Box Office to arrange a copy

    Paisley Arts Centre is fitted with an induction loop system. Visitors with a hearing impairment should inform Box Office or a member of Front of House should they wish to make use of this system

  • Norwich Puppet Theatre

    St James, Whitefriars, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1TN

    The venue has level access throughout and we can accommodate wheelchairs in both the Main Theatre and Octagon Studio

    Please note that we are a converted Medieval Church so there is some unevenness in the floor surfaces and one doorway is too narrow to accommodate a wheelchair, but alternative routes are available

    If your group includes a wheelchair it is advisable to book by phone – 01603 629921 – rather than booking online

    The Main Theatre has a hearing induction loop installed

    In addition to the male and female toilets off the foyer, there are two accessible toilets – one off the main foyer and the other near the Octagon Studio

  • Tron Theatre

    38 Parnie Street, Glasgow, G1 5LS

    Level access at main entrance and to all areas inside. This is available on Chisholm Street

    There is no restricted view of the stage from any of our seats. All our seats are suitable to see the signer except for seats in Row I on the side of the auditorium where the signer is standing.

    Except for all seats in Row A and seats M1-3, all seats provide great reception for the Audio Description headsets

    Lift access to all levels

    Accessible Toilets are located on the Ground Floor/Level Access

    Box Office has a medium height counter and an Induction Loop

    Infra-Red Loop System is only available in the Main Auditorium. Your hearing aid must be switched to the T position.  Seats in Rows A-H provide the most consistent coverage, although full coverage is available throughout the auditorium.

    Due to the design of our auditoria, we do not have dedicated wheelchair spaces and need to prepare a space for any wheelchair user by removing existing seats. There is one wheelchair to borrow. Customers requiring a wheelchair space are asked to contact the Box Office directly on 0141 552 4267 prior to booking their tickets

    Wheelchair Capacities:

    Main Auditorium

    7 wheelchairs (maximum) Lower House, Row A

    2 wheelchairs (maximum) Upper House, Row M, Seats 1 & 3

    Changing House

    2 wheelchairs (maximum) Row A

    Victorian Bar

    2 wheelchairs (maximum) Towards the back of the seating area

    Rows A, B, C, L, M and N have two steps or less

    There is blue badge parking on Chisholm Street

    The bar area has a hard floor and can be noisy

    Box Office has a high counter and loop

    Touch Tours available, meet in foyer