Audio Described performances offer a live verbal commentary via a headset, explaining the visual elements of a production as they unfold. Before the performance, you receive an introductory description, often along with a full touch tour of the set.
How does it work?
Our trained describers are with you in the theatre. They speak into a microphone via a live feed which reaches our personal assisted hearing equipment. Always well prepared, our descibers study the script in advance and often watch the performance a few times to familiarise themselves with the rhythm and timing of the action. They liaise with the production team throughout the process to ensure any edits to the script are incorporated.
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Is it easy to use?
Yes. Simply collect a personal assisted hearing set from our Box Office staff, who'll quickly advise how the equipment works. Then sit back, relax and listen to the description as the performance unfolds on stage.
Is it right for me?
Although primarily for those who are blind or visually impaired, Audio Description can also be useful for anyone may find it difficult to see the details of a performance.
Booking an Audio Described performance
To book tickets for an Audio Described performance, please call Box Office on 0151 709 4776 and let us know that you’d like to use the service. We can then reserve you a headset and ensure that you’re booked into the best seats for receiving the sound reception. We’ll also let you know about the touch tour which usually takes place 45 minutes before the performance.
If you have any questions about Audio Described performances, please email [email protected].