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Relaxed performances

A relaxed performance are designed to allow the audience to move around freely, leave or enter the auditorium as needed.

Lights never go completely dark, sound effects are softened and there will be no interval. The performance is open to all and designed to welcome people with an autistic spectrum condition, learning disability, dementia or sensory and communication disorder.

Peter and The Wolf & The Snowman

Sunday 22 December | 2.30pm | Leeds Town Hall

An enchanting double bill of family favourites, full of old-fashioned magic. Join us for a relaxed and audio described performance of Prokofiev’s Peter and The Wolf  with Narrator Pui Fan Lee and the Raymond Briggs classic, The Snowman, with the iconic score performed live by a full symphony orchestra, and the unforgettable ‘Walking in the Air’, sung live by a member of Opera North’s Youth Chorus

This performance will include measures such as reducing lighting and noise contrasts in the show, keeping the house lights on low and having a relaxed approach to people leaving and returning to the auditorium. The 2.30pm showing will have no interval and The Snowman will be screened with in-film narration.

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We are offering live audio description for The Snowman.  This will be available via the MobileConnect app on your phone.  Just download the Sennheiser MobileConnect app ahead of coming to Leeds Town Hall, and then find the MobileConnect wifi network on entering the auditorium, and click on ‘Audio Description’.

Ask any member of the front of house staff for help if you require it.  And if you do not have a smartphone, or have any questions, do get in touch with us at or call us on 0113 2233629.


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