Audio description is a narration service provided that describes what the sighted person takes for granted – those images that a person who is blind or visually impaired formerly could only experience through the whispered asides from a sighted companion. Theatregoers are issued with headsets and sit in the auditorium with the headphone in one ear, listening to the description alongside the show.
We also offer Touch Tours before our shows. These allow blind or low vision patrons the opportunity to get up close with elements of the production. The theatregoer is guided around and invited to touch the set and props and meet the cast before the show.
Guide dogs are welcome at all the theatres.
Headsets are limited and must be reserved in advance.
To reserve headsets for a performance please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 09 486 2261 during office hours
Touch Tour and Audio Described Schedule
12:00pm Arrive at the theatre
12:05pm Touch Tour of the set and props on stage
12:30pm Meet the actors in costume
12:40pm Pick up headsets
12:50pm Audience take their seats
1:00pm Audio Described Performance of the show starts
2:05pm Show Ends
A sensory relaxed performance creates a less formal, supportive atmosphere in the theatre. The show softens some technical elements and offers support materials to enable neurodiverse children and their family with sensory, movement, communication, and learning needs to enjoy a comfortable and inclusive theatre experience. We have resources including our welcome video to help with your sensory relaxed visit to the theatre.
Tools to help with your Sensory Relaxed visit
Here are some tools to help with your Sensory Relaxed visit to the theatre. To book a familiarisation visit to the theatre please email email@example.com or
phone 09 486 2261 during office hours.