British Sign Language and Captioned Events

We work with experienced British Sign Language interpreters to offer signed events for both adults and children.

If you are booking an interpreted event and need a clear view of the interpreter, please let us know either when you are booking or sometime before the event so we can make sure you are seated in the most suitable area of the auditorium.

BSL interpretation by request

As well as the BSL events we schedule, you can also request a British Sign Language interpreter for any event in the programme. Go to our How to Book page for full details.

Captioned events

We provide live-captioning for a selection of events. Captions appear on the venue screen over the centre of the stage and are visible from all areas of the theatres. If you prefer not to read the captions at an angle, please seat yourself in or near to the central seating bank.
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The 2019 Book Festival takes place from 10-26 August.

Full details of the programme, including authors, themes and events with BSL interpretation and captioning will be available here from 18.30 on Thursday 6 June.

Request a brochure for the 2019 Festival

In the meantime, you can enjoy Festival photographs, listen to or download free podcasts of event recordings and watch exclusive interviews and Festival highlights from past Book Festivals here on our website, on our YouTube channel and on itunes.