Audio Description is a live verbal commentary to assist patrons who are visually impaired. A trained Audio Describer will be in a box at the back of the auditorium with a view of the stage and will conduct the description live.
The commentary can be heard via Mobile Connect or our infra-red system headsets, depending on which venue you are visiting. You do not need to book in advance to use Mobile Connect if you wish to connect your own device. However for an infra-red headset please contact your venue’s Access Champion to reserve one or let us know when booking your tickets.
An introduction is given prior to the show. During silent intervals in the show (e.g. when there is a scene change and no dialogue), verbal commentary describes the setting, costumes, characters, facial expressions, body language and action. The description does not interfere with the performance but fills in the gaps.
For all Audio Described performances, see our Upcoming Audio Described performances.