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Accessibility at Young Voices

Your 2022 journey made more accessible!

Young Voices is for everyone and we are committed to making all activities as accessible as possible.

Resources

Our music packs include not only written sheet music and lyric sheets but also have CDs and a DVD with subtitles. These learning tracks and videos are also accessible online for children to access at home as well as at school. We also produce lyric videos that help children learn the words of the songs along with the music.

Our lyric sheets are also available in Braille - just order yours through the YV office.

Teacher Workshops

All our teacher workshops are hosted in venues that are accessible and Young Voices will make adjustments for any teachers with specific needs who attend.

Concerts

For the Children

When children perform in the Young Voices Choir, schools can register any special requirements that members of their choir have.

Special Schools - we have a number of special schools that take part in Young Voices every year and we work with them to ensure that their needs are taken care of so that they can have a happy and enjoyable day at Young Voices.

Children in Wheelchairs - the arenas have custom spaces for those who attend in wheelchairs. When we ask you to check in you can let us know how many children in wheelchairs will be attending in your Teachers Centre.

Other special requirements - Young Voices is used to dealing with a wide range of access needs. Please just let us know what these are in your teacher centre. If you are a parent whose child has a particular need - please let your teacher know so that they can inform Young Voices

For the Audience

All of our venues are accessible to those with a wide range of needs and requirements.

Each of our arena venues is a member of the Attitude is Everything Charter, which is a charter designed to improve deaf and disabled people’s access to live music:

Each venue has systems designed to give disabled visitors the best possible experience at events.

BSL Interpreted Performances

We offer a BSL Interpreted performance in every city that we visit. Please check the concert dates page for the interpreted show in your city and request that your school performs on that date if you have audience members who will benefit from this.

Sarah Gatford BSL Interpreting in Birmingham in 2018 ©YoungVoices

Personal Assistant Tickets

We offer a companion or personal assistant ticket free of charge for people with disabilities or conditions who are booking a ticket and require a companion with them to be able to attend our events.

If you book your tickets through the school they will be able to let us know what you need or if you book your ticket directly with the venue (usually from December) they will have a specific accessibility box office number (please check your venue page here for more details)

Please note: you may be required to provide the below forms of copied evidence. Although venues will review an application without the recommended evidence on a case-by-case basis.

  • Front page of DLA / PIP (no specific rate)
  • Front page of Attendance Allowance letter (no specific rate)
  • Evidence that registered severely sight impaired (blind)
  • Recognised Assistance Dog ID card

We want everyone to be able to take part in and enjoy our concerts and activities. If you have a specific requirement or question, please get in touch so we can make sure you have the best possible experience.