Audio guided performances
At our performances, we are committed to ensuring that everyone can enjoy the magic of opera, including our blind and visually impaired patrons. Here's how we provide support:
Audio Description Services
For selected performances, we offer audio described experiences. Upon arrival, patrons can request a handheld device with headphones. A trained Audio Describer will deliver a live, detailed commentary throughout the performance, providing a vivid description of the action happening on stage. This service ensures that our blind and visually impaired guests can fully immerse themselves in the opera.
In addition to audio descriptions, we strive to offer touch tours before some performances. These tours provide an opportunity for visually impaired audience members to explore the set design, costumes, and props. It allows them to establish a tactile connection with the opera's visual elements, enhancing their understanding and enjoyment of the production.
We strive to make your opera experience as inclusive and enjoyable as possible. Please let us know in advance if there's anything we can do to help and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.