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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.
2016-2017 Season Audio Described Performances
Something Rotten!—Saturday, February 4 at 2:00 pm, Benedum Center
The Book of Mormon—Saturday, February 25 at 2:00 pm, Benedum Center
Riverdance—Saturday, March 18 at 2:00 pm, Benedum Center
The King and I—Saturday, April 8 at 2:00 pm, Benedum Center
An American in Paris - A New Musical—Saturday, June 3 at 2:00 pm, Benedum Center