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Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

Audio Described performances

Audio Description, is a service designed for use by the blind and visually impaired. A trained describer details the action, set, props, and costumes seen on stage for the benefit of the audience members. In other words, the describer interprets the visual elements that may be important to someone who cannot see them. The describer begins preshow notes 15 to 20 minutes prior to curtain.

To make use of this service, patrons can pick up a wireless Sennheiser headset from Guest Services. To check out a headset for use during the performance, be prepared to leave your state identification card, driver’s license, or other form of ID with the house staff member working the Guest Service Center. Your card will be returned to you upon receipt of a headset following the show. Headsets are distributed on a first-come first-serve basis.

In addition to the performances listed, Audio Description can also be provided upon request for any show at the Benedum Center or Byham Theater. We ask that we're given one week's notice to make the necessary preparations.

2015-2016 Season

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical—Saturday, October 31 at 2:00 pm & 8:00 pm, Benedum Center
A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder!—Saturday, November 21 at 2:00 pm & 8:00 pm, Benedum Center
Cabaret—Saturday, February 6 at 2:00 pm & 8:00 pm pm, Benedum Center
The Bridges of Madison County—Saturday, March 12 at 2:00 pm, Benedum Center
The Sound of Music—Saturday, March 26 at 2:00 pm, Benedum Center
Matilda the Musical—Saturday, June 4 at 2:00 pm, Benedum Center