Performance Interpreting provides British Sign Language Interpreters to music and entertainment venues across the UK. We deliver quality access to the Deaf community, helping Service Providers to become inclusive and deaf friendly.

Testimony from an attendee of Leeds Festival 2018

Firstly I would like to say what an amazing team you all are and what a privilege it has been to meet you all.

My partner Ryan, bought me the tickets to Sunday at Leeds Festival as a birthday surprise (April). I loved music and Panic at the Disco are one of my favourite bands (have been since age 17). Ryan booked the tickets as my hearing is dropping considerably and rapidly. knowing that one day I won’t be able to listen/hear the music I have grown up with and love so much is one of the main reasons Ryan bought me the ticket ( see panic at the disco, papa roach, sum 41, deaf havana) while I can still kind of hear them.

Since April I have become more and more stressed about coming to the festival and not be able to fully enjoy it. on the way to the festival, I was so upset and nervous about, what it was going to be like, will i be able to hear, it outdoor so sound is lost, where can I position myself so I can see and hear best, the list is endless… ( I have never been to a festival before)

I didn’t know that BSL performance interpretation was something that could be accessed until I saw your tent!

All the team was so friendly and welcoming. You all went above and beyond to explain what Performance interpretation is and how it works and how it can help me enjoy the festival to its full potential. Arranging the access tickets, WOW!

Seein the performance of panic at the disco, with interpretation was (heartwarming, I nearly cried) for the first time in about 10 years I could watch a band I loved and understand the lyrics and fully enjoy the performance. the interpretation made it feel so real like I could really understand the music, the lyrics, and the atmosphere. The energy the performance interpreter’s had was electric.

The team: Since being told I was deaf (12 years ago) and starting learning BSL and deaf culture, and not really feeling like I fitted into the hearing world or Deaf world. I felt comfortable and you all made me feel welcome and I felt that I was part of the group. I felt like I finally belonged, not in one world but both, That I can’t thank you enough for. Thank you all.

Your team has made me feel like I can enjoy music again and not be worried or think I can’t go or do that.

Please thank the rest of your team for making what has been one of the best music events I have ever been to possible, because of the work you do.

Thank you all very much

Upcoming events

Take That Greatest Hits Live

10th May 2019, 18.30-22.30

BSL Interpreted event
BSL Interpreter – Paul Michaels

Interpreter will be positioned on the accessible viewing platform W102 (not near the stage)

To book tickets:

The customer should book level 1 tickets.

Then contact the access team using the contact details below for further guidance and to request a BSL interpreter.

SignVideo – https://www.theo2.co.uk/visit-us/accessibility

Email access@theo2.co.uk

Typetext 18001 020 8463 3359.

Call 020 8463 3359

2019 marks Take That’s 30th Anniversary. To celebrate their milestone, the band have announced eight dates at The O2, performing all their much loved greatest hits live. The band will be joined by special guest Rick Astley.

Take That have also confirmed the release of ‘Odyssey’ a re-imagined greatest hits album that takes the listener on a journey through the incredible musical history of one of the UK’s most successful bands of all time.

Ahead of the Album release, fans will get a taster of what’s to come when the band release ‘Pray (Odyssey Version)’ on September 21 to coincide with their UK Tour announcement.

One thing Take That have never been is predictable, from the themes of the albums, to the epic productions around their live shows. ‘Odyssey’ is yet another lense through which fans can enjoy the band’s most successful work that has helped them achieve six No.1 albums and sell over 45 million records across 30 years.

Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen are Take That in 2018 and continue the legacy of one of the most successful bands in British chart history. Formed as a five piece in 1989, they enjoyed immediate success with their first two albums charting at No.2 & No.1 respectively. Third album ‘Nobody Else’ confirmed their global domination, selling over six million copies and topping the charts in 11 countries. The departure of band member Robbie Williams prompted a break up in 1996 and nine years in the wilderness before the other four members reunited for 2005’s The Ultimate Tour. This sparked one of the greatest comebacks in British music history with Take That going on to release three No.1 albums in just four years. Robbie’s return for 2011’s ‘Progress’ saw them break the record for the fastest selling album of the 21st century and fastest selling tour of all time in the UK. Williams’ second departure, along with that of Jason Orange left the remaining three members to release ‘III’ and 2017’s ‘Wonderland’, which were certified platinum and gold respectively. Their longevity and ability to create relevant, timeless pop music has taken Take That to the summit of British pop music and ‘Odyssey’ will celebrate their place as the one of the world’s greatest ever bands.

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