Please visit the events page using the link below and select Audio Described from the drop down list to see a schedule of events in your city: 2013 live theatre event calendar
What is Audio Description?
Opening the arts world to people who are blind or have low vision, audio description offers you an understanding of what is happening visually within a theatre, television, film, DVD, museum, exhibition or other arts related productions.
Delivered by highly trained Vision Australia audio describers, the service brings transitions, movements, gestures, props, settings, costumes and scenery vividly and succinctly to life during pauses in on stage dialogue. Transmitted to you buy a small radio receiver and single earpiece, allowing you to sit in virtually any area of the theatre.
Ensure you are seated 15 minutes prior to the start of the performance to receive broadcast of program details and a description of the set design through the ear piece.
Tactile tours are also offered at selected shows 1 hour prior to the performance. Check the events page for availability.
Bookings: Audio description is available for selected performances at venues across Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and the Australian Capital Territory.
Tickets to audio described theatre in New South Wales, Queensland or the Australian Capital Territory can be purchased directly through the booking agent. At the time of booking, the audio description service should be requested. The name and contact details of the person wishing to access the service should also be given in order to reserve a headset.
For performances in Victoria, the audio description service can be booked by calling Vision Australia directly once tickets have been purchased through the booking agent.
With Vision Australia’s audio description service, you’ll know exactly what’s happening so won’t need to wonder any more…
An ever increasing amount of art galleries are now offering described tours of their attractions. They include The Melbourne Museum, The Powerhouse Museum, The Maritime Museum, The Australian Museum, Art Gallery of NSW and Museum of Contemporary Art, The Museum of Democracy
Get information about the accessible movies that are playing, link to audio described trailers and find out the latest in accessible cinema news through Media Access Australia
Check out the new releases page for audio described DVDs and Blue-Ray discs http://www.mediaaccess.org.au/dvds/dvd_database
Programme schedules and developments for free to air audio described TV http://www.abc.net.au/tv/connect/audio_description.htm