Audio Described Performances

What is audio description in a theatre?

Audio description in a theatre is a live verbal commentary providing information on the visual elements of a production as it unfolds. It describes action that is essential to an understanding of the play’s story, as well as other visual information such as the style and design of a production, facial expressions, and visual jokes that a blind or partially sighted member of the audience might otherwise miss. The description is delivered in-between the dialogue of a performance and is picked up by the audience member wearing a special lightweight headset which is easy to use.

“It is so wonderful to be able to go to the theatre with my friends and to share the experience with them through audio description.” Blind/Partially Sighted Audio Description User

Please find below details of captioned performances in our Autumn Programme.

  • Dishoom! – Thu 18 Oct 2018 7.30pm, plus Touch Tour from 6pm
  • Othello – Sat 10 Nov 2018 7.30pm, plus Touch Tour from 12.30pm