Puppet Animation Scotland presents Manipulate Visual Theatre Festival 2019, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth, Paisley, Norwich


Price: £3 - £15



The 12th edition of manipulate Visual Theatre Festival is coming 11 days, with a captivating programme of Scottish and international visual and physical theatre, puppetry, object manipulation and animated films.

This year we worked with Turtlear on our BSL trailer, and we will be presenting a range of performances and discussions with BSL interpretation. The full list of interpretated shows at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, is available in our brochure, and you can find all venues’ access information, including touring venues, on our website. Most of the performances featured in the festival will have little to no spoken dialogue, so if you have questions about any specific show, feel free to contact us at info(at)puppetanimation(dot)org or go to https://manipulatefestival.org/

“One of the most exciting short festivals in the Scottish cultural calendar.” – The Scotsman

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/304103911
Brochure: https://issuu.com/puppetanimation/docs/manipulatescreenbrochure
Venues Access: https://manipulatefestival.org/access-information/

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh 04 – 09 Feb 2019
Dance Base, Edinburgh, 02 – 09 Feb 2019
Norwich Puppet Theatre, 02 Feb 2019
Paisley Arts Centre, 07 Feb 2019
Perth Theatre, 08 – 09 Feb 2019
Tron Theatre, Glasgow, 12 Feb 2019

Access information

Traverse Theatre: From the Cambridge Street entrance there is level access to the box office via automatic doors There is lift access to the bar café and theatres, and adapted toilets on the box office and bar café levels Guide and hearing dogs are welcome Please mention when booking if you require lift access to Traverse 1 or Traverse 2 and make yourself known to Front of House staff on arrival. The Front of House Manager will meet and accompany you to the theatre. Artlink offers a companion service for people who have difficulty attending performances on their own. For more information please phone 0131 229 3555 or visit artlinkedinburgh.co.uk

There are wheelchair spaces available in both theatres – please reserve when making your booking.

Audio description is available via personal headset from a member of Front of House team from 30 minutes before performance Hearing enhancement via personal headset is available from a member of Front of House team from 30 minutes before performance.

Touch tours give a guided tour of the stage set to visually impaired audience members prior to the start of an audio-described performance High box-office counter with no loop Bar area has hard floor and can be noisy and quite dark Infra-red systems in auditorium, staff can show best areas to sit //

Dance Base: Entry to Dance Base on street level is through a cobbled pend up a flight of stairs or using a lift. The venue has a lift or level access to all areas of the building

Accessible toilets and changing facilities can be found opposite reception and next to the main changing rooms at the rear of the building Fixed induction loops are provided at the reception counter and in studio two, three and four. A portable induction loop is available for use in other areas of the building. It can be borrowed from reception A fully accessible family play area is situated at the rear of the building Large print brochures can be found in the reception area.

A PDF version of our latest brochure can be found on our homepage Festival café has wheelchair accessible tables, level access and a selection of seating to accommodate most accessibility requirements During performances, even though all seats in our seating bank have good sight lines, those with access requirements are most often sat in the front row which has unimpeded sightlines //

Meet at Box Office for touch tours. Assistance animals welcome. Audio version of brochure available on request. //

Paisley Arts Centre: Level access to Paisley Arts Centre provides easy access to our cafe, box office, theatre and toilet facilities. A lift provides access to the first floor and the workshop and bar areas. Regrettably the lift may not be suitable for larger motorised wheelchairs We make a limited number of seats available at all our performances for wheelchair users and can also reserve seats close to the front of the theatre for customers with low mobility. If you would like to book one of these seats for a performance, please call the Box Office

We endeavour to programme performances that are suitable for customers that are visually/hearing impaired. Information about forthcoming shows that are audio described, captioned or BSL interpreted is available in our brochure or our full listings page The Guide can be available on request in several formats including large print, Braille and audio. It can also be translated into other community languages. Contact the Box Office to arrange a copy

Paisley Arts Centre is fitted with an induction loop system. Visitors with a hearing impairment should inform Box Office or a member of Front of House should they wish to make use of this system.

Norwich Puppet Theatre: The venue has level access throughout and we can accommodate wheelchairs in both the Main Theatre and Octagon Studio Please note that we are a converted Medieval Church so there is some unevenness in the floor surfaces and one doorway is too narrow to accommodate a wheelchair, but alternative routes are available If your group includes a wheelchair it is advisable to book by phone – 01603 629921 – rather than booking online

The Main Theatre has a hearing induction loop installed In addition to the male and female toilets off the foyer, there are two accessible toilets – one off the main foyer and the other near the Octagon Studio.

Tron Theatre: Level access at main entrance and to all areas inside. This is available on Chisholm Street

Except for all seats in Row A and seats M1-3, all seats provide great reception for the Audio Description headsets

Lift access to all levels. Accessible Toilets are located on the Ground Floor/Level Access

Box Office has a medium height counter and an Induction Loop Infra-Red Loop System is only available in the Main Auditorium.

There is blue badge parking on Chisholm Street The bar area has a hard floor and can be noisy Box Office has a high counter and loop Touch Tours available, meet in foyer.

Perth Theatre, Mill Street, Perth, PH1 5HZ

Horsecross Arts is the creative organisation set up in 2005 to run Perth Concert Hall and to refresh and reposition Perth Theatre, Scotland’s oldest repertory theatre company.

Access Information

Level access with automatic door via the main entrance on Mill Street. Secondary High Street entrance has stairs and is not wheelchair accessible.

Lift access to all floors from the foyer. Accessible toilets on all floors.

6 wheelchair spaces located in the stalls and 1 wheelchair space located in the circle in the main auditorium. The Joan Knight Studio Theatre has 6 wheelchair spaces.

Docking station for wheelchairs at the Box Office counter. Induction loop at the Box Office, Theatre Café and Bar and within the lift

FM enhanced hearing system in both the main auditorium and the Joan Knight Studio theatre. Headsets can be collected from Box Office or from a member of the Front of House team.

Meet at Box Office for touch tours.

Assistance animals welcome.

Audio version of brochure available on request.

For full access information please visit Perth Theatre’s website.


Traverse Theatre, Scotland's New Writing Theatre, 10 Cambridge Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 2ED

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