Events

On this page you’ll find events relevant to the blindness and low vision community. For example, audio described theatre shows, blind cricket competitions, Vision Australia client days and more.

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Ghosts in the Scheme (Audio Described)

2 August 2015 - Playhouse, Canberra Theatre Centre, Canberra, ACT
Cooma has always been a gateway to pleasure, and in the 1950s it played host to an extraordinary influx of people from around the world, escaping their past, to work on the Snowy Mountains Scheme. They brought with them ideas, espresso, food, music, dancing and optimism for love and life in the New World.

Sculpture by the Sea Audio described and tactile tours

3 August 2015 - Marks Park, Sydney, NSW
Guided by experienced, specialist trained Sculpture by the Sea Education staff and Guides from the Art Gallery of New South Wales, participants will be encouraged to engage with sculpture through informed discussion and touch.

State Library of Victoria - Audio Described Tours

12 August 2015 - Keith Murdoch Gallery, State Library of Victoria, 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne, VIC
Australian Sketchbook: Colonial life and the art of S.T. Gill. The exhibition will contain more than 200 works drawn from the collections of the State Library of Victoria and National Library of Australia, along with loans from the Art Gallery of South Australia and the State Library of NSW – broadly reflecting the places Gill worked in his lifetime.

Goalball

23 August 2015 - YMCA Bowen Hills, 95 Abbotsford Road, Bowen Hills, QLD
Goalball is a fast-paced team sport that can be enjoyed by vision impaired and sighted athletes.

Seventeen (audio described)

5 September 2015 - Belvoir Street Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Matthew Whittet’s Seventeen is the play he’s been getting ready to write for a long time. It’s about the cusp of adulthood, and it has been specially, like really specially, written for a rollcall of the country’s great senior actors.

Multi Sport Gala Day

6 September 2015 - Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney, NSW
Blind Sports NSW is holding it’s biggest day in the history of the association with the Multi Sport Gala Day at Sydney Olympic Park on Sunday 6 September.

RIDE Disability Expo 2015

9 September 2015 - Hungarian Community Centre, 760 Boronia Road, Wantirna, VIC
Discover the respite possibilities at the largest disability expo for people with disability, carers and service providers in the Eastern Metropolitan Region.

The Present After Anton Chekhov’s Platonov (audio described)

12 September 2015 - Sydney Theatre Walsh Bay , Sydney, NSW
Anton Chekhov’s first play was a sprawling, unstructured epic but it marked out the style and themes he would return to in his later masterworks from The Seagull to The Cherry Orchard. It remains a mysterious, unpolished gem.

The Weir (audio described)

15 September 2015 - Fairfax Studio Arts Centre, Melbourne, VIC
In a small rural pub in the west of Ireland, the regulars and their host fall into swapping ghost stories, trying to impress Valerie who has just moved into town. Who could know how deeply these stories strike home, and that the most heart-chilling story is waiting to be told?

Disability Awareness and Post School Options Expo 15

16 September 2015 - Sleeman Sports Centre, Old Cleveland Road, Chandler, QLD
The Expo will provide information and awareness of services to all people with disabilities, to enable and empower them to take control of their lives, encourage independence, and to provide equal opportunities.

Mother and Sons (audio described)

16 September 2015 - Ensemble Theatre , Kirribilli, NSW
Tough-as-nails Katharine is desperately lonely. She just lost her husband. Twenty years ago, she lost her son. Out of the blue, she turns up at his lover’s New York apartment.

The Wharf Revue 2015 (Audio Described)

19 September 2015 - Canberra Theatre Centre, Canberra, ACT
In 2015, The Wharf Revue turns 15. Or is it 16? Everyone is getting too old to care about birthdays, but we do care about satire. So, once more unto the political breach step Jonathan Biggins, Drew Forsythe and Phillip Scott with their signature style of seriously side-splitting satirical silliness and musical mayhem.

Musical Notes @Wesley

20 September 2015 - Wesley of Warragul, 62 Victoria Street, Warragul, VIC
A fundraising event for Vision Australia services in the Gippsland region. A magical mix of music to suit all ages and tastes, featuring: David Johnston at the Wurlitzer, Judy Sullivan, Melinda Ash, Rhonda Yates, Graeme Marriott and Mary Bryant.

Betrayal (audio described)

22 September 2015 - Sumner, Southbank Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Emma meets Jerry after the end of their affair, revealing she is going to leave Robert, the husband and best friend they betrayed. But when Jerry decides to confess all to Robert, he discovers that Robert found out about the affair years ago.

Anything Goes (audio described)

23 September 2015 - Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney, NSW
For decades, Anything Goes has captivated millions with its delightful story of madcap antics aboard the S.S. American.

The Book Club (audio described)

24 September 2015 - Ensemble Theatre, McDougall St, Kirribilli , Sydney, NSW
Deb can’t quite shake the feeling there’s something missing in her life. Her kids have left home. Her husband is sport-obsessed. Meanwhile, she dreams of getting love letters in the post from Martin Amis.

Sport, Recreation and Leisure Day

26 September 2015 - 4 Mitchell Street, Enfield, Sydney, NSW
Experience a variety of Sport, Recreation and Leisure activities for people who are blind or have low vision

Sport, Recreation and Leisure Day

26 September 2015 - Vision Australia, 4 Mitchell Street, Enfield, NSW
Get on your joggers and give it a go! There will be various sports, recreation and leisure activities to try out.

A Sri Lankan Asylum Seeker’s Story: (Audio Described)

26 September 2015 - Bruce Gordon Theatre, Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, Wollongong, NSW
A Tamil asylum seeker arrives in Australia on an illegal boat, is held at a detention centre, and meets a refugee studies student who wants to record his story for his own purposes.

Traffic Safety School Holiday Program

28 September 2015 - Casey Safety Village New Holland Drive, Cranbourne East, VIC
Come and learn about pedestrian and road safety in a safe environment.

Grumpiest Boy in the World, Victorian Opera (audio described)

4 October 2015 - Merlyn Theatre at the Malthouse, Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria
For our 10th birthday season, we bring to life The Grumpiest Boy in the World, an enchanting tale about a grumpy seven-year old. Fed up with being normal, Zachary Bridling travels to places where there are giants and hairy creatures, and learns that anyone can stand out, no matter how ordinary they believe they are.

Strictly Ballroom (Audio Described)

6 October 2015 - Lyric Theatre QPAC, Brisbane, QLD
This brand new theatrical production features classic songs from the film including Love is in the Air, Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps and Time After Time, as well as brand new songs. Experience the glitz, humour and romance in this sparkling, sequinned spectacular that inspired the world to dance.

Arms and the Man (audio described)

17 October 2015 - Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Stuck in a Bulgarian backwater, Raina Petkoff has been reading too many romance novels. She wants adventure, she wants love, she wants to get the hell out of town.

Monkey…Journey to the West (Audio Described)

17 October 2015 - IMB Theatre, Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, Wollongong, NSW
Join our iconic heroes Pigsy, Sandy, Tripitaka and the immortal Monkey on their adventure-filled journey to return the sacred scriptures – and peace and harmony – to China.

Stencil Art Prize

24 October 2015 - Level 3, Central Park, 28 Broadway, Chippendale, NSW
The Stencil Art Prize is the largest stencil event in the world that exists to recognise and reward stencil artists. This year 92 stencil finalists from 21 countries will have artworks on display at aMBUSH Gallery.

Bell Shakespeare’s Hamlet (Audio Described)

24 October 2015 - Canberra Theatre Centre, Canberra, ACT
Dark acts result in darker consequences. And there is little that’s darker and more complicated than the act of revenge.A family torn apart by murder, a son burdened with the truth and the task of avenging his father, and a country on the brink of war.

The Odd Couple (Audio Described)

31 October 2015 - Grey Street, Brisbane, Queensland
Suddenly single after his wife throws him out on the street, despairing journalist Felix reluctantly accepts the hospitality of his buddy Oscar, a sportswriter and Grade A slob.

Thank you for Being a Friend (audio described)

31 October 2015 - Performing Arts Centre, 597 High Street, Penrith, NSW
Prepare for an evening of laughter, spectacular put-downs and familiar friends as Miami’s four favourite Golden Girls – Dorothy, Sophia, Rose and Blanche – reunite in puppet-form for this lovingly hilarious live tribute show.

Matilda The Musical (audio described)

7 November 2015 - Sydney Lyric Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl.

My Zinc Bed (audio described)

12 November 2015 - Ensemble Theatre, Kirribilli, NSW
"I can love you and drink. Or I can not love you and not drink. That’s the choice.” Paul Peplow, poet and ex-alcoholic, is on the straight and narrow. But one unforgettable London summer threatens to undo him.

Blood Bank (audio described)

19 November 2015 - Ensemble Theatre, Kirribilli, NSW
Michael is waiting to give blood for his brother. Justin is waiting for the transfusion. Abbey is just, well, waiting. They don’t know it yet, but they desperately need each other.

Ladies In Black

28 November 2015 - Playhouse QPAC, Brisbane, QLD
Step through the doors of F.G. Goode’s department store and into a marvellous musical whirl of glitz and glamour with Ladies in Black.

Buyer and Cellar (Audio Described)

1 December 2015 - Fairfax Studio Arts Centre, Melbourne, VIC
Alex, an out-of-work actor, accepts a retail job in a shopping mall. In a basement of a fabulous house in Malibu. Owned by a singing legend. Serving a single customer, by the name of Barbara.

Orlando (audio described)

5 December 2015 - Drama Theatre Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Virginia Woolf’s novel Orlando has been described as the longest and most charming love letter in literature. Inspired by Woolf’s affair with the author and aristocrat Vita Sackville-West, it is part biography, part fabulation, part poetry.

The Last Man Standing (Audio Described)

8 December 2015 - Sumner Theatre Southbank, Melbourne, Vic
Tasked with saving the all-singing, all-dancing Gallipoli Centennial concert, Australia’s most decorated soldier, Colonel Rammond Hope, discovers the last remaining Galopoli digger is still alive, and might be the ultimate show stopper.

Mortido (Audio Described)

12 December 2015 - Belvoir Street Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Mortido is a crime drama, revenge tragedy and morality play rolled into one. In other words, a quintessential Sydney tale.

King Lear (audio described)

18 December 2015 - Sydney Theatre Walsh Bay , Sydney, NSW
Lear decides to divide his kingdom between his three daughters. To determine their share, they need simply to express their love for him. The youngest, Cordelia, says nothing. Everything else is history.

The Good Doctor (audio described)

7 January 2016 - Ensemble Theatre, Kirribilli, NSW
If laughter is indeed the best medicine, THE GOOD DOCTOR is the cure-all pill. In this collection of stories from master playwright Neil Simon (channelling Chekhov),

Les Miserables

13 January 2016 - Lyric Theatre QPAC, Brisbane, QLD
Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Miserables is an unforgettable story of heartbreak, passion, and the resilience of the human spirit that has become one of the most popular musicals in history. Featuring the timeless score and beloved songs such as I Dreamed a Dream, On My Own, Bring Him Home, and One Day More, Les Mis has been seen by over 70 million people, won over 100 awards and is still breaking box office records around the world.

CATS

10 February 2016 - Lyric Theatre QPAC, Brisbane, QLD
Based on T. S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, the show is alive with highly entertaining feline characters and wonderful witty verse, as the Jellicle Cats come out to play in a larger-than-life junkyard on the night of the Jellicle Ball. One by one they tell their stories for the amusement of Old Deuteronomy, their wise and benevolent leader, who must choose one of the Cats to ascend to The Heaviside Layer and be reborn into a new life.

The Sound of Music

6 April 2016 - Lyric Theatre QPAC, Brisbane, QLD
With its unforgettable score, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music touches the hearts of all ages and brims over with some of the most memorable songs ever performed on the musical stage including My Favorite Things, Do-Re-Mi, Climb Ev’ry Mountain, The Lonely Goatherd, Sixteen Going on Seventeen, and of course the glorious title song The Sound of Music. It’s the perfect family treat!
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