Hearing help for theatregoers

We understand how frustrating it can be when trying to appreciate a live performance. Because of this, we have developed our Theatre Hearing Guide – designed to help you get the most out of every show.  Simply search for any venue on our database below to find the facilities they have available for your hearing needs.  Most offer hearing aid induction loops.

Hearing Theatre Guide

Contact information, as well as details of any additional discounts available, can be found for each venue listed. Here are some helpful links to follow if you want to find out more about venue accessibility:


All information has been adapted from each venues’ website.

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Adelphi Theatre

Infra-red system with headsets. Limited number of headsets available for collection from box office. Induction loop available on request at box office. Please be advised that there is NO COVERAGE in; the stalls from row R all the way to the rear of the auditorium, the dress circle from Row J to rear, nor in the upper circle from row F to rear.

020 3725 7060

Almeida Theatre (Islington)

An infrared hearing system is installed in the main auditorium, headsets are available for a £5 returnable deposit from the kiosk in the theatre foyer. There are two types of headsets – one that works in conjunction with a hearing aid telecoil and one that works without. Concessions are available for customers who are hearing impaired and have one companion, these are normally at £18 each (50% of the general price). Also there are captioned performances on some shows – please call for dates and information regarding these.

020 7359 4404

Ambassadors Theatre

There is an infrared system working throughout the auditorium with both loop and conventional headsets. Headsets must be booked in advance and a deposit is required. Upon arrival, please speak to a member of staff to receive your headset. Guide dogs and hearing dogs are permitted in the auditorium and staff can dog sit by prior arrangement. Dogs will be looked after in the manager’s office. Please inform the box office at the time of booking.

0844 811 2334

Apollo Theatre

Sennheiser Infra-red Hearing System (headsets available on first come first served basis). Please call the number below in order to find out the best seating locations for making use of these headsets.

0844 482 9671

Apollo Victoria Theatre

Currently using an infrared system for sound amplification with two types of receivers from Sennheiser; stethosets are to be used without hearing aids, and a personal neck loop can be used by those with hearing aids set to the T Switch. The best reception for these is in the front centre stalls, and a ?30 discount is offered for patrons who are deaf or hard of hearing + 1 companion. All hearing loops are available to hire from the cloakroom with a returnable ?10 deposit.

0207 828 7074

Arts Theatre

For all enquiries and access bookings please call 020 7836 8463. The Arts Theatre does not have an induction loop system.

020 7836 8463

Artsdepot (North Finchley)

Looping system installed in the auditorium; individuals that require either headphones or the pick up for hearing aids with a T switch can collect them from the box office upon arrival. It is useful for the theatre to know in advance how many will be required, and what show this is for.

020 8369 5454