Audio-Described Performances and Touch Tours
Audio-described performances provide a live audio commentary by professionals from Audio Described Aotearoa who describe key visual elements of what is happening on stage, slipped seamlessly between portions of dialogue. This commentary is relayed to blind and low-vision patrons via an earpiece which is provided at no extra charge to those booking accessibility tickets.
Taking place 90 minutes before the audio-described performance, the touch tour is a free experience where patrons can walk through the set, touch props, feel costumes and familiarise themselves with visual and sensory materials in the performance. Touch tours are for visually impaired patrons and their companions only.
Every show in our 2024 season has one audio-described performance. See a list of upcoming audio-described performances below or look out for the AD icon on the performance calendar on each show page.
Hyperspace Sun 18 Feb, 4pm
O le Pepelo, le Gaoi, ma le Pala’ai | The Liar, the Thief, and the Coward Sun 17 Mar, 4pm
The Effect Sun 28 Apr, 4pm
Red, White and Brass Sun 30 Jun, 4pm
Scenes from the Climate Era Sun 18 Aug, 4pm
Girls & Boys Sun 22 Sep, 4pm
Peter Pan Sun 20 Oct, 4pm
a mixtape for maladies Sun 1 Dec, 4pm
Pictured: Three touch tour visitors stretch out their hands to touch wallpaper with renaissance paintings on the set of The Life of Galileo by Bertolt Brecht, directed by Colin McColl, 2021.
Download introduction notes and structured Word version show programmes from our productions below:
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