What Mental Health Crisis?

  • Accessibility: May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 1 year
Venue Age Restriction: 18+ after 21:00 but please check show listing
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Description

Media coverage of mental health commonly refers to crisis. Mental health professionals sometimes do too, usually to highlight problems in their own areas of interest. But, research shows that most people who use mental health services are satisfied with their care. The problem is accessing services that are over-stretched and under-funded. Professor Stephen Lawrie (The University of Edinburgh) argues no radical shake-up is required – services just need funding! At best, talk of ‘crisis’ is a rhetorical device to garner support; at worst, it reinforces the stigmatisation of those who use and provide mental health services.

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Inside the venue, there is a steep internal staircase consisting of 20 steps leading to the basement where The Lower Hall space are located. There is alternative wheelchair access from Rose Street North Lane. Seating is level and unfixed within these venues.
  • Wheelchair access type: Temporary Ramp, Lift (Platform Lift)

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info


How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Dates, Times and Prices