Festival season made accessible through audio description and captions

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Monday, 7 January 2013 10:21am

This year’s Sydney and Perth festivals will provide audio description and open captions on a range of performances for patrons who are blind, vision impaired, Deaf or hearing impaired.

Running from 5 to 27 January, the Sydney Festival is being held around premier Sydney venues. Audio description will be provided for two performances at the Sydney Opera House including 2001: A Space Odyssey on 25 January and The Secret River on 26 January. Patrons can also take a tactile tour prior to the performance of Secret River. A separate tactile tour of the set and costumes for Semele Walk will be conducted on 15 January.

Open captions will be provided for two performances of The Secret River on 30 January and 8 February.

Further information about accessible tickets to the Sydney Festival can be found on its website.

On the other side of the country, the Perth International Arts Festival runs from 8 February to 2 March. Both captioning and audio description are again on offer over a range of productions. Audio description will be available for Watt on 16 February, Mission Drift on 28 February and The Secret River on 2 March. For more information and tickets to audio described performances please contact the State Theatre Centre box office on 08 6212 9200 or via email.

Open captions will be available for The Secret River on 27 February, Mission Drift on 26 February, Watt on 15 February and A History of Everything on 17 February. Tickets for these performances are available through Ticketek via the Perth International Arts Festival website.

You can find out more about a range of access options to enjoy the arts by reading our Frequently Asked Questions.

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