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State Library of Victoria - Audio Described Tours

30 May 2015 - Keith Murdoch Gallery, State Library of Victoria, 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne, VIC
Inspiration by Design: Word and Image from the Victoria and Albert Museum. Premiering at State Library Victoria, this free exhibition showcases some of the world’s finest book art, graphics, photography and illustration.

Breaking Barriers Opening Doors Expo

1 June 2015 - Logan Entertainment Centre, 170 Wembley Road, Logan Central, QLD
The Breaking Barriers Opening Doors Expo is a free event that aims to provide an opportunity for the community, students, schools and families to learn more about the disability sector, and the types of supports and services available in the Logan community.

The Black and White Committee Women of Achievement Lunch 2015

2 June 2015 - The Four Seasons Hotel, 199 George Street, Sydney, NSW
In 2015 the Black and White Committee of Vision Australia is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Women of Achievement Lunch at the Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney on Tuesday 2nd June.

Dirty Dancing (Audio Described)

3 June 2015 - Lyric Theatre QPAC, Brisbane, QLD
An unprecedented live experience, this worldwide smash-hit explodes with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensationally sexy dancing.

The Lion King (Audio Described)

4 June 2015 - Regent Theatre , Melbourne, VIC
A spectacular theatrical experience, enhanced by expertly delivered Vision Australia audio description

Storm Boy (Audio Described)

6 June 2015 - Canberra Theatre Centre, Canberra, ACT
A boy’s last childhood summer before beginning the long trek to adulthood is spent with his reclusive dad, Hideaway Tom. Storm Boy roams the savage landscape, navigating the waters and searching for debris and wildlife. Along the way he picks up some unlikely friends including the enigmatic Fingerbone Bill and a family of orphaned pelicans, including his favourite, Mr Percival.

The Waiting Room (audio described)

9 June 2015 - Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre, Melbourne, VIC
Kylie was a child when her father Emeritus Professor Alan Trounsen made breakthrough after breakthrough in fertility research.

Recycled Materials Art Workshop in June

10 June 2015 - Vision Australia Wollongong centre, 2/135-143 Princes Highway, Fairy Meadow, NSW
Learn new skills in working with wood and recycled materials from local artist Bertie McMahon while making beautiful tactile wall panels for Vision Australia’s Wollongong centre.

The Shoehorn Sonata (Audio described)

11 June 2015 - Ensemble Theatre, Kirribilli, NSW
Remembering 70 years since the end of WWII. It’s hard to imagine anyone surviving a Japanese POW camp.

Les Misérables (Audio Described)

16 June 2015 - Capitol Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Immersed deep into the Parisian underworld, a battle between good and evil during the uprising of 1832 with a breathtaking realism that is unsurpassed in modern prose.

Anything Goes (audio described)

17 June 2015 - Princess Theatre, 163 Spring St, Melbourne, VIC
For decades, Anything Goes has captivated millions with its delightful story of madcap antics aboard the S.S. American.

Educating Rita (Audio described)

25 June 2015 - Ensemble Theatre , Kirribilli, NSW
This beloved modern tale of the erosive nature of lives half-lived, the potential to awaken another’s soul, and the power of choice, is coming to the Ensemble Theatre in a brand new adaption, updated and transported to Australia.

Kelly (Audio Described)

27 June 2015 - Canberra Theatre Centre, Canberra, ACT
Ned Kelly sits in a grimy cell at Old Melbourne Gaol on the night before his execution. His brother and fellow gang member Dan, who Ned believes died at the siege of Glenrowan, visits disguised as a priest. He’s seeking Ned’s blessing and forgiveness before heading north to start a new life in Queensland. But after everything they’ve been through together over the years, and how all of this has affected them, a blessing is not an easy ask. Brothers of the same blood and name, but with very different perspectives of their past. Life or death?

Color Run for Vision - Newcastle

28 June 2015 - Newcastle Jockey Club, Broadmeadow, Newcastle, NSW
Sign up today and run the happiest 5k on the planet! With an emphasis on FUN, you can dance, skip, walk or run through the course, whilst raising funds for Vision Australia.

North by Northwest (audio described)

30 June 2015 - Playhouse, Arts Centre, Melbourne, VIC
After Roger O. Thornhill is mistakenly abducted by thugs and accussed of murder, it’s time to run! From New York to North Dakota, Thornhill is chased by spies, Feds, Crop-dusting planes and the inevitable cool blonde.

Peter Pan (audio described)

4 July 2015 - Playhouse QPAC, Brisbane, QLD
Wendy and her two brothers literally fly into the adventure of a lifetime when Peter Pan leads them to a fantastical dream world of fairies, mermaids, pirates, and one very large crocodile.

Birdland (audio described)

7 July 2015 - Southbank Theatre MTC, Melbourne, VIC
Once a pub-rocker, Paul now packs out stadiums throughout Europe. Everyone wants a piece of him. Thousands chant his name. As the multitudes stare up at him he feels their eyes eating away. And when there’s a suicidal leap from a hotel rooftop, he feels the fall.

La Traviata (Audio described)

18 July 2015 - Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
For a modern audience, La Traviata offers everything we think of when we think of the opera: a consumptive heroine, velvet dresses and heaving bosoms, lavish party scenes and touching intimate moments.

Sweeney Todd (audio described)

22 July 2015 - Playhouse, Arts Centre, Melbourne, VIC
From Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler comes this Tony Award-winning musical and the inspiration for Tim Burton’s hit Hollywood film, Sweeney Todd - the final installment in Victorian Opera’s Sondheim trilogy.

Don Carlos (Audio described)

23 July 2015 - Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Light gleams off dark marble monuments and the terror of the Spanish inquisition is captured in a stage beset with shadows.

Mary Poppins (audio described)

1 August 2015 - Riverside Theatre, Parramatta, NSW
The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep.

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.

Anything Goes (Audio Described)

5 August 2015 - QPAC, Brisbane, QLD
Anything Goes is a stunning nautical favourite. For decades, Anything Goes has captivated millions with its delightful story of madcap antics aboard the S.S. American.

Ladies in Lavender (Audio described)

6 August 2015 - Ensemble Theatre , Kirribilli, NSW
For two sisters living in a remote village on the Cornish coast, an exciting day means hot cocoa in bed. Set in the long shadow of World War I, this tender tale blooms like a late summer rose.

Beginners Ukulele Workshops Melbourne

7 August 2015 - Ground floor (Mezzanine room), Ross House, 247 Flinders Lane, Melbourne CBD, VIC
Swing along to the sounds of beautiful uke music and easy to play popular songs. Come and have a go and ride the mighty uke wave that’s sweeping the world! Workshops are open to people of all abilities.

Sex with Strangers (Audio Described)

8 August 2015 - 32 Burelli St, Wollongong, NSW
Sex with Strangers delves into the live of two people equally capable of ambition, kindness and cruelty.

Death and the Maiden (audio described)

11 August 2015 - Sumner, Southbank Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Through months of pain and degradation Paulina never saw her tormentor’s face, but she would never forget his voice. This night, when her husband Gerardo invites a stranger back to their isolated beach house, she hears that voice again.

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.

The 26-Storey Treehouse (Audio Described)

15 August 2015 - IMB Theatre, Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, Wollongong, NSW
Andy and Terry had such a ball with their crash-landing entry into the world of theatre with The 13-Storey Treehouse that they’re back for more... 13 storeys more!

Betrayal (Audio Described)

22 August 2015 - Playhouse, Canberra Theatre Centre, Canberra, ACT
It’s 1977. Emma is married to Robert, a publisher. But for seven years, she’s been having an affair with Jerry, a literary agent and Robert’s best friend.

Ladies In Lavendar (Audio Described)

22 August 2015 - The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, Penrith, NSW
For two sisters living in a remote village on the Cornish coast, an exciting day means hot cocoa in bed. Set in the long shadow of World War I, this tender tale blooms like a late summer rose

The Marriage of Figaro

29 August 2015 - Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Mozart's classic comedy has been entertaining crowds for centuries, and between the witty, fast-moving libretto and the melodic, charming ensemble writing, it's not hard to understand why.

The Marriage of Figaro (Audio Described)

29 August 2015 - Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Mozart's classic comedy has been entertaining crowds for centuries, and between the witty, fast-moving libretto and the melodic, charming ensemble writing, it's not hard to understand why.

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.

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.

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.

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

2 October 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.

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),
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