Audio Description is a live verbal commentary given through infra-red headsets 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. 

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.


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