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Lyric Theatre recognised in Top 10 Most Accessible Theatres in the UK for People with Hearing Loss

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Lyric Theatre

25th Jan 2024

The Lyric Theatre has been acknowledged within the ‘Most Accessible Attractions Report’, published by ReSound. Lyric placed 8th in the Theatre ranking, with Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester taking ranking first.

ReSound, experts in intelligent audio solutions, conducted research into 40 of the most visited attractions in the UK, analysing how many accommodating features were available for the hearing-impaired, as well as TripAdvisor scores, and the number of TripAdvisor reviews that mentioned the word ‘deaf’, ‘hearing impaired’ or ‘BSL’ (British Sign Language). We are delighted to say the Lyric scored within the top 10 venues, ranking 8th.

In the UK, an estimated 11 million people live with varying degrees of hearing loss, making it vitally important that tourist attractions and cultural spots up and down the nation do everything they can to accommodate visitors with a hearing loss. So, which of the UK’s most cultural and historic attractions are doing the most to improve the overall experiences of hearing impaired individuals?

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At the Lyric we continue to work to make our theatre accessible to all. In addition to Captioned and ISL and BSL signed performances on all Lyric productions, we are seeking to improve  the experience of those experiencing hearing loss and how we can welcome them to the theatre. Currently, we have a cohort of staff who are availing of training in BSL delivered by SignSource.

This training with SignSource not only teaches BSL to our staff but also educates them on Deaf Culture, etiquette and things to consider with Deaf and hearing-impaired patrons, such as taking orders at the bar, making announcements and directing to facilities within the building.

If you have questions regarding accessibility at the Lyric, please refer to our Accessibility Page or Contact Us.