Access for all

Bradford Theatres and Bradford Council are committed to ensuring all customers can participate and enjoy Bradford Theatres events equally.

A row of red empty seats in the auditorium at the Alhambra Theatre

Wheelchair Access

There are 6 wheelchair spaces at the Alhambra Theatre. The accessible entrance is via Great Horton Road. Unfortunately due to the layout of our wheelchair accessible spaces, we are not able to accommodate scooters and other vehicles designed for outdoor use.

Wheelchair accessible toilets are available.

Access Assisted Performances

There are sign language interpreted performances, audio described performances and captioned performances at stated shows.

Hearing enhancement

The auditorium at the Alhambra is equipped with infra-red audio systems. These enable patrons to independently control the level of volume required wherever they sit in the auditorium.

Headsets are available from confectionery kiosks.

Captioned performances

We offer captioned performances for some shows. Captioning is similar to television subtitling and gives deaf, deafened or hard of hearing people access to live performance. The actors' words appear on display units at each side of the stage at the same time as they are spoken or sung. A qualified captioner operates the captions as the action happens on stage so it can be read by hard of hearing attenders at the same time as the actors are saying the words on stage.

Sign language interpreted performances

We offer sign language interpreted performances for some shows. A signed performance is the usual full production with the addition of a Sign Language Interpreter who stands on or near the stage interpreting the show for deaf attenders.

Audio described performances

We offer audio description for some shows. Audio Described performances are designed to improve the experience of visually impaired and blind attenders. As well as listening to the dialogue on stage the visually impaired customer wears a headset and listens to a live description of the action on stage. The description only happens in between dialogue and supplements the voices of the performers in explaining the emotions and action of each scene.

Search by access performance type on our What’s On page to see a list of access assisted performances that are currently available.

Assistance dogs are welcome at our venues.

Family Friendly

The accessible entrance is to the main foyer at the Alhambra Theatre (including kiosk, box office, toilets and cloakroom) and theatre stalls level (including the bar) from Great Horton Road. There are baby-changing facilities also on this level.

We don't recommend that you bring children under the age of two to family shows.  However for our children's shows you can buy a "Babe in Arms" ticket for £1.50 which allows a small child/baby to sit on an adults lap (booking fees apply).

Access to Information

This website is designed to meet WC3 Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, to AA standard. This means we have created our content so it can be accessed by people with different disabilities and designed clear navigation to help you find what you are looking for on the site.

We have a program called Browsealoud on this website to speech enable the web site for people with dyslexia and related learning difficulties. All of the documents available to download on this website are designed to be read by Screen Readers.

Our printed brochures are available in large print, Braille and on audio CD. Programmes for some shows can be made available in large print, Braille and on audio CD but you will need to ask us for them at least two weeks before the performance you want to come to.

Visit the Contact Us page to request printed materials or call us on 01274 432375. 

Access & Carer Membership Scheme

To find out more about our Access & Carer Membership Scheme click here 

An application form for Individual Membership can be downloaded here.

An application form for Group/Organisation Membership can be downloaded here.

Alternatively, you can call our Box Office on 01274 432000 to discuss the Scheme further.