The Coliseum Theatre and The Park & Dare Theatre is run by Rhondda Cynon Taf Council Arts Service. Your right to privacy is very important to us and we recognise that when you choose to provide us with information about yourself, you trust us to act in a responsible manner.
How We Protect And Respect Data
Data protection law states that we are allowed to process your personal information where we have a proper and lawful basis. When you book tickets at The Coliseum Theatre/The Park & Dare Theatre you provide us with some basic personal information in order for us to process your booking.
Our lawful basis for us using your information for ticketing purposes is:
CONTRACT: The personal information you provide to us to process your booking is held by us in order to (a) process and record your payment and (b) to notify you if anything changes in relation to your booking - for example the performance is cancelled. We will only share this information with your bank in order to process payment, or with anyone else if required to do so by law.
At the time of your booking we will also ask you if you wish to receive information about forthcoming productions and events at The Coliseum Theatre/The Park & Dare Theatre. Our lawful basis for us using your information for marketing purposes is:
CONSENT: If you provide your consent, then we will occasionally contact you with this information. We will not share your details with anyone beyond the Coliseum Theatre/The Park & Dare for marketing purposes, nor will we pass your information onto third parties except to facilitate our mailing to you.
You can withdraw consent at any time, with no consequences to the service you receive. We will offer you the opportunity to opt out of future mailings at every contact, either by email or by contacting our Box Office on 03000 040 444.
Audio description is a live commentary interspersed with the actors' dialogue. This is relayed via a headset linked to the infra-red audio system. There is a short 'programme notes' session, before the production, which explains the atmosphere, costumes, characters and action.
British Sign Language Performance
Signed performances are ideal for those who use sign language. Trained British Signed Language (BSL) signers usually stand to one side of the stage and interpret the script used by the performers at the same time as it is being performed.
Open to everyone, but particularly appropriate for anyone who may find the usual theatre/cinema environment challenging, due to an Autism Spectrum Condition, a learning disability, or a fear of the dark, loud noises or confined spaces.
Relaxed Performances/Screenings provide a relaxed environment, where elements are adapted to reduce anxiety or stress. Lighting and sound levels are adjusted to soften their impact and there is a relaxed attitude to noise and leaving and re-entering the auditorium during the performance/screening.
Designated 'chill-out' areas are provided outside the auditorium with activities for people to use if being in the auditorium becomes overwhelming for them.
A Touch Tour is ideal for blind and partially-sighted audiences to familiarise themselves with the set ahead of the performance.
Captions display dialogue on-screen (similar to subtitles) and also describe the audio or sound portion of a film/performance allowing audience members who are D/deaf or hard of hearing to follow the script and the action of the film/performance at the same time.
For live performances, the screen is positioned at the side of the stage.