Access and Inclusion


We are delighted to offer a free Relaxed performance for Aro.

This relaxed performance is available for anyone who would benefit from a comfortable environment. Designed to welcome Neurodiverse people, those with sensory and communication needs and audiences with learning disabilities.

It’s the same musical performance from Charles and Emily of Aro, but moving about with noise from the audience is cool! All are welcome to attend.


Friday 13 October 1.00pm - 2.00pm


Te Whare Hononga (Taranaki Cathedral)


60 minutes, no interval

FREE but registrations are essential. Please contact [email protected] or call 06 759 8412 to register.


Parking is available behind the vicarage (off Robe Street).


An Audio Described performance and Touch Tour is available for UPU. 

Audio Described performances provide a live audio commentary by passionate professionals from Audio Described Aotearoa Ltd as they describe the actions onstage.

This commentary is relayed to blind and low-vision patrons via an earpiece which can be booked in advance. Touch Tours are held one hour before the show. Patrons can walk through the set, touch props, feel costumes and familiarise themselves with visual and sensory materials in the performance.

A complimentary companion ticket is available when booking.


Thursday 12 October 

6.30pm Touch Tour

7.30pm Performance


Theatre Royal, TSB Showplace


60 minutes, Touch Tour

60 minutes, Performance (no interval)

To book a place on the touch tour and the audio described performance of UPU, please visit the TSB Showplace Box Office, 92-100 Devon Street West, New Plymouth. For any enquiries, contact the Festival team n 06 759 8412 or email [email protected].