Picturepath, the innovative app providing visual guides to venues, is thrilled to announce a new partnership with the iconic London Coliseum. This collaboration aims to make theatre visits more accessible and enjoyable for individuals with additional support needs, such as autism or anxiety.

Picturepath revolutionises the way individuals with additional support needs experience the world. With its user-friendly digital visual timelines, Picturepath offers a sense of structure and predictability, reducing anxiety and supporting smoother transitions through life’s experiences.

Luke MacFarlane, Co-Founder of Picturepath, shares his vision: “Our mission at Picturepath is to create inclusive environments where everyone can thrive. Partnering with the London Coliseum is a significant step towards making the arts more accessible to all. We believe that everyone deserves the chance to experience the magic of live theatre without stress.”

Features and benefits of Visit with Picturepath

Visit with Picturepath provides detailed visual guides that allow visitors to familiarise themselves with the venue before attending an event.

The app’s key features include:

  • Image based visitor guides: Allows visitors with additional support needs to plan and prepare for relaxed visits.

  • Discover new facilities: Discover accessibility facilities at venues such as sensory rooms.

  • Easy to use: Picturepath is easy to use and can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play. Users can set up their profile in minutes.

  • Completely free: Picturepath is entirely free for users, no strings attached.

Quote from London Coliseum:
“We are delighted to be partnering with Picturepath app to help make the London Coliseum a more accessible venue for all. As the largest theatre in the West End hosting a variety of different shows, from opera to ballet, concerts and musicals, it is a priority for us to ensure that audiences feel prepared for their visit, so that their experience at the theatre is as enjoyable as possible.”

Jenny Mollica, English National Opera’s CEO (Interim)

About the ENO:

English National Opera is the national opera company dedicated to one simple aim: creating extraordinary encounters with opera, on stage and beyond. We sing in English to be accessible to the widest possible audience, as well as offering free tickets for under 21s, and for as little as £10 for everyone else.

We create opera that feels different, theatrical and creatively daring and have been doing this to an internationally recognised standard since being founded in 1931 as Sadler’s Wells Opera.
We are passionate about making opera more inclusive and representative of the society in which we live, and believe that positive change for the industry comes from removing barriers to access.
The ENO, creating opera without limits.

About the London Coliseum:

The London Coliseum is the largest theatre in London with 2,359 seats. Built in 1904 by legendary theatre architect Frank Matcham, the glorious Edwardian architecture and interiors were magnificently restored in 2004. The theatre has been home to the English National Opera since 1968, and hosts some of the best entertainment the capital has to offer.

More info: www.mypicturepath.com