Our Relaxed Performances are designed and adapted for people who may find a traditional theatre performance setting challenging. 

If you, or someone you'll be visiting Cast with, has a disability, has additional or complex needs, or struggles with sitting in a regular theatre environment, then a Relaxed Performance may be beneficial. 

But what is a Relaxed Performance?


  • We keep the house lights up, so it won't get too dark at any point during the performance.

  • We leave space for you to move about.

  • We have an open door policy, so you can come and go as you need to.

  • We turn the volume down, so there are no loud bangs or flashes of light.

  • We will never ask anyone to leave any performance for making involuntary noises, but you may feel more comfortable knowing that you're in a relaxed environment. 

  • There will always be someone there to help if you need assistance. 

  • Ask us about our late comers booths - you can still watch the performance, but in a private environment away from the main auditorium.

Upcoming Relaxed Performances

A Brave Face 

A Veteran Friendly Relaxed Performance on Wednesday 16 May, 7.30pm

Award-winning Vamos Theatre brings its trademark, wordless, full mask style to a story that needs to be told. Set in Afghanistan in 2009, A Brave Face explores Post-Traumatic Stress and the impact it can have on even the closest of families. 

Robin Hood 

Tue 4 December 10am

Sat 15 December 3pm

Sat 29 December 11am 

Doncaster's spectacular family Pantomime for 2018. Join the most skilled archer in the land with the adventurous heroine Maid Marion as they rescue the babes and outwit the dastardly Sheriff of Nottingham.

Dementia Friendly 

Dementia Friendly Film

These Dementia Friendly classic films are a fun and relaxed way to enjoy the magic of cinema specially adapted to welcome people living with dementia, their families and carers in a safe and friendly environment. Includes a free cuppa and biscuits, and a free ticket for accompanying carer.

Laurel and Hardy

Friday 9 March, 1.30pm

Calamity Jane

Friday 25 May, 1.30pm

Summer Holiday

Friday 20 July, 1.30pm

Sing, Swing and Cake Party Mornings

A friendly social for older people, and particularly great for those living with dementia and their families.

Wednesdays 7 Feb, 4 April and 6 June, 1.30pm to 3pm

If you have any questions about Relaxed Performances, or about access at Cast in general, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us at [email protected] or call 01302 303 959.