Testimonials

Find out what others say about us.  Here you can find testimonials from our customers, patrons, partners, learners and course participants.

What do people say?

Like a diamond, THEATRESIGN have many gleaming facets!! Ranging from the provision of their BSL interpretation which enables us to reach out to a wider audience base, to sharing their insights via our wonderful training partnership: THEATRESIGN are training the interpreters of the future to a high standard and enabling us to become an award winning venue for our access provision through the staff training they have given us. This ultimately results in our customers having a great experience at every touch point in their journey. THEATRESIGN’s support has enabled us to transform into our own diamond, where once we were not polished with the services we offered to this demographic – we now have a sparkle! Their patience and encouragement have ensured we have become something quite spectacular – thank you for this.
Emily Noakes, Front of House / Access Development Manager, Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall Nottingham
I enjoy working with THEATRESIGN as they are a brilliant, vibrant and a lively team to work with and I’ve always felt tremendously supported!”
Leigh Bish, THEATRESIGN BSL Teacher
You can always rely on THEATRESIGN to deliver exceptional, high quality and bespoke BSL interpretation for a wide variety of events. They are incredibly flexible and totally ‘get’ the Arts industry and the requirements artists and creatives need in to order to make their work accessible. We have a wonderful partnership with THEATRESIGN, who have reliably served Derby Theatre for many years. They have provided us with support and guidance, alongside their dedicated, friendly and engaging interpreters. Thank You.
Andrew Tinley, Operations and Access Manager, Derby Theatre
The Manchester Palace Theatre and Opera House value our relationship with THEATRESIGN. They have been instrumental with improving our BSL services and accessibility within our two venues. Their experience and professionalism has also been invaluable and we enjoy working them.
Abigail Henry, Marketing and Communications Officer, Palace Theatre & Opera House Manchester
Completing the Level 1 BSL training with THEATRESIGN has been a rewarding experience. Not only have I gained a new skill, that was nurtured with quality learning material and support from everyone at THEATRESIGN, I also walked away with new friendships. I look forward to continuing my learning.
Abigail Henry, BSl Level 1 student
Working with THEATRESIGN has provided a safe and nurturing space to continually develop my skills, confidence and creativity with the aim of producing high quality work for Deaf audiences
Stacey Green, THEATRESIGN Interpreter
THEATRESIGN are our go to providers of exceptional BSL interpretation of our shows. Such a professional approach and their staff integrate perfectly into our productions. Always a joy for our cast and crew to have them onboard and our audience are guaranteed a great performance!
Paul Bouchier, Company Manager, on behalf of Qdos Pantomimes (Goldilocks at The London Palladium) and Michael Harrison Entertainment (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at The London Palladium)
Working with THEATRESIGN has been amazing. From the courses offered, which are the perfect balance of challenging and supportive; to the help Alex and Donna are willing to give. Whether it's discussing translation of a tricky line, a cancelled train or a last minute costume malfunction; with their combined passion and experience of working in theatre, they can always be relied upon to help. Being part of the THEATRESIGN team means being part of a large team of dedicated, caring language professionals. I couldn't be more grateful to work with THEATRESIGN.
Cheryl Underhill, THEATRESIGN Interpreter
I adore working with THEATRESIGN and I’m honoured to be part of its dynamic and dedicated team. The training courses are inspirational and refreshing, I can’t recommend them enough. Alex and Donna are both truly amazing teachers.
Karen Ward, THEATRESIGN Interpreter
THEATRESIGN are passionate about what they do and this is also reflected in their ongoing support. Its a joy and pleasure to work with such a dedicated team providing access.
Laura Miller, THEATRESIGN Interpreter
THEATRESIGN have provided our team with BSL interpretation throughout our rehearsal period and read throughs. Their organisation and professionalism is second to none and they have been invaluable when advising and reacting to technical plans or issues. We have loved working with them and they have very much become part of the team!
Susanna, Producer, Ingenious Fools, www.ingeniousfools.co.uk
THEATRESIGN is such a joyous way to improve your professional practice. I'd recommend it to anyone who wants to have fun whilst thinking about the more colloquial, lyrical and story-telling aspects of BSL and how to make these come to life for a Deaf audience. I've gained so many transferable skills from going on THEATRESIGN courses, from feeling confident to work in front of a larger audience to being able to think about how to translate songs/poems/humour in various settings and sometimes without any prep or advance warning. THEATRESIGN teaches you how to think on your feet and maintain an air of professionalism even when the unexpected happens.The courses are so supportive and there's a completely collaborative feel to working on translations and really thinking about all the different ways you can interpret a phrase or lyric. I never thought I'd spend fifteen minutes debating how a Bodyguard would cry or miming how different characters from Les Mis would eat a sandwich! You get to be taught by amazing and knowledgeable tutors, including a living legend of interpreting in British theatre. You are also surrounded by peers who have your back and encourage you to step outside of your comfort zone and try new things in a safe space. You laugh a lot; you learn a lot and you walk out feeling like you have the linguistic tools to cope with whatever may be thrown at you in the future. You also learn about the practical elements of working on stage and in performance settings. THEATRESIGN courses will turn your stage fright into stage might and give your performative interpreting loads of sparkle and professional polish! They are absolute magic!
Michelle Wood RSLI, regular THEATRESIGN course attendee