Audio Described Performances


Audio-described performances

Do you know someone who would benefit from an audio described performance? Scottish Ballet provides live audio description for visually impaired patrons.

Once you have booked to attend an audio described performance, you will receive a CD containing a brief synopsis of the ballet and detailed descriptions of characters, costumes and set. Cast lists and programme articles are also available in Braille or large print on request.

Prior to the described performance, a Touch Tour is offered: attendees gather in the stalls and have the opportunity to get up close to a selection of costumes and props as well as to ask questions about the production and learn some of the dance vocabulary which is used in the live description. 

Approximately 15 minutes before curtain up, the live description begins with a recap of the synopsis, characters, costumes and sets, and details the cast for the forthcoming performance. As the curtain rises, the audio description synchronises with the choreography. 

audio-cropThe Nutcracker audio described performances

Theatre Royal, Glasgow
Thu 20 December 2012 at 2pm
Box office: 0844 871 7673*

Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
Sat 12 January 2013 at 12.30pm
Box office: 0131 529 6000*

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen
Saturday 19 January 2013 at 12.30pm.
Box office: 01224 641122*

Eden Court, Inverness
Saturday 26 January 2013 at 12.30pm.
Box office: 01463 234 234*  

*booking fee


Click below to listen to Scottish Ballet Education officer Emma Jane discuss audio description and more in an interview with Insight Radio.

icon Education Officer Emma-Jane McHenry discusses Audio Description with Insight Radio (44 Bytes)

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