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Elle Chante: Accessible Dreamscapes

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Elle Chante: Accessible Dreamscapes


Exceptional. Accessible. An enchanting immersive experience.

Accessible Dreamscapes by Elle Chante is a truly unique and innovative piece exploring performance and presentation from a disabled perspective, commissioned by Unlimited and The Glasshouse International Centre for Music.

This accessible, immersive music performance has been created with learnings from access focus groups. It features dreamscape environments, sensory experiences and arts technologies designed to meet a range of audience access needs and interests. Elle will take audiences on a tender, vulnerable journey – culminating with the first showing of her new EP ‘Penumbra’ out on Friday 7 June.

Content Warning: Swearing, mentions of cancer, adoption, child abuse, disability, complex mental health and ableism.

Box Office

Our Box Office team are around to help from 12-8pm, Wednesday-Saturday and 12-5pm on Sundays. You can reach us on 0191 443 4661.

You can also email us on about any of the following:

  • Any queries you have about access/ to help you have the best possible time at the show.
  • To arrange a drop-in session/ familiarisation tour ahead of the show.
  • To book a wheelchair space and/or a space with a view of the BSL interpreter.

Need to know

Price: Pay what you decide.
Age: 16+

Doors will open to the general public at 7pm, the show will start at 7.30pm.

Stage Times:

6.30pm – Pre-Show touch tour for ticketholders
7pm: Doors to Sage Two
7.30pm – 8.10pm: Set one
8.30pm – 9.20pm: Set two
9.20pm: Performance ends

Timings are subject to change

About Elle Chante

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Elle Chante’s a musical self-expressionist based in Wolverhampton, UK. Turning to music as a form of therapy, her siren-like sound developed through her experiences of Complex PTSD, EDS, POTS and Thyroid cancer.

With the poetic honesty of her lyrics, airy vocals, cinematic, experimental production and a dynamic approach to dance, Elle captivates audiences.

What they say

‘I always said that I didn’t want to put a gig on that I couldn’t attend myself, being disabled. Accessibility shouldn’t be an afterthought – it should be integral to everything we do.’

– Elle Chante in conversation with us about Accessible Dreamscapes

Watch and listen

What to expect

Lighting and sound

  • No flashing or strobe lights.
  • LED pulsing and running lights across the stage will be used in the performance.
  • Performance contains live and pre-recorded music. Some songs have more intense electronic and bass sounds while others are more gentle. Ear defenders can be used.
  • Throughout the performance there will be low pink and red lighting. All doorways will be lit with a member of staff there to help you move safely.

Show Guide

To help plan your visit there’ll be written and video versions of a What To Expect Guide emailed to all ticket holders ahead of the performance. Print and large print versions will be available on the day of the performance.

If you prefer, you can check out the the guide below either as a document or a video:

Elle Chante What To Expect Guide


Access information


Need a hearing loop? Help with a wheelchair? Space for your support dog? Join our Access Scheme and let us know what you need to make your visit safe, simple, and fun – that way we can keep your info on file and easily sort things for you whenever you come.


Companion ticket

If you’re on our Access Scheme you’ll be able to get a free ticket for a carer or personal assistant when you book any of our gigs or concerts including Elle Chante: Accessible Dreamscapes.

Make the most of our Access Scheme.


Plain text information

Elle Chante about the show and need to know large plain text (.doc)
Elle Chante about the show and need to know large plain text (.pdf)


Pre show touch tour

A pre-show Touch Tour is available to ticket holders who would benefit or be interested in a sensory preview of the show where they can feel some of the performers’ costumes, and hear the instruments played individually.

To join the Pre-Show Touch Tour, please just come to the Sage 2 Bar shortly before 6.30pm, where members of the Accessible Dreamscapes team along with a venue usher will meet you to take you into the hall.

British Sign Language Interpretation

This performance is British Sign Language Interpreted by Caroline Ryan.

Caroline will be positioned on the left of the stage as you look at it. To get the best view BSL users can contact our box office to book recommended seats (BB26-30 and CC32-37 in the West End of the venue). Wheelchair and step free spaces below these rows have good sight lines too.

Captioning and Audio Description

This performance will be captioned by Amanda Bavin. Amanda will type what is being spoken and sung. The captions will appear at the bottom of our large projector screen, which is positioned in the centre of the stage. While this is a highly effective offering we cannot guarantee 100% accuracy.

Traditionally, in performance, an audio describer delivers a live narration into a headset. Elle will integrate AD into the spoken word elements of the performance, with support from a visually impaired consultant. It’s important to us to deliver an immersive experience for everyone and to also enhance the experience for blind and visually impaired people.

Accessible seating options

Choose a comfy spot to sit back, relax and enjoy the show. For step free seating options speak to our box office.

Elle Chante. Raked seating

Option 1: Raked Seats

Raked seats that are 52cm wide and have fixed armrests.

Elle Chante. Bean bag seating

Option 2: Beanbags

Relaxed Beanbag seating closer to the stage. These are lower to the ground than the seats. You can book to sit in the beanbag area via box office but we can’t allocate specific beanbags.

Elle Chante. Birds eye view of Sage 2

Option 3: Wheelchair Spaces

There are 9 wheelchair spaces available for this performance that can be booked through box office.

Dedicated wheelchair and step free spaces are allocated on the left and right hand side of the bean bags, within the white lines.

Accessibility Box

We’ll have an accessibility box out before the show. You can use items from it or bring your own items to help you feel comfortable during the show like:

  • ear defenders
  • ear plugs
  • face masks
  • sunglasses
  • blankets or cushions
  • fidget toys

Inclusive Environment and Separate Calm Space

You’re free to wriggle, move, stim, or respond in any way that is natural and come in and out to use the toilet or decompress at any time.

Ticket holders can use a dedicated Calm Space in Northern Rock Foundation Hall. A member of staff will be outside the door to greet you. Inside there’ll be bean bags, chairs and fidget toys and no music.

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In partnership with Unlimited

Unlimited is an arts commissioning body that supports, funds and promotes new extraordinary work by disabled artists for UK and international audiences.

Plan your visit

Here is information to help you plan your visit and check out our accessibility information. For dedicated parking information please visit our parking page.