American Sign Language and Audio Described Performances

One of the central aspects of Seattle Children's Theatre's mission is a commitment to serving diverse communities, including those with low vision or blindness and the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. American Sign Language-interpreted and Audio Described performances are available throughout the season. Please see below for more information.

Audio Described performances

What is Audio Description? - Audio Description (AD) is a narration service that attempts to describe the visual aspects of theatre and make the visual an auditory experience, with the goal of helping visually impaired audience members share in the experience of live theatre more fully. At SCT, our Audio Described performances are narrated in real time, using concise, objective descriptions to depict new scenes, settings, costumes, body language, and sight gags.

Starting about 10 minutes prior to every AD performance, there is a brief description of the theatre itself as well as credits and descriptions of the actors and other information that is in the program. On the day of the performance, headsets for audio description are available through the house manager. Touch tours of the set and props are also available by appointment. Please contact Whitley Lewis at whitleyl@sct.org or call 206-441-3322 x1136 to schedule a touch tour.

ASL Interpreted performances

Our ASL interpreted performances feature skilled, professional interpreters. A special reserved seating area in the theatre that allows Deaf and Hard of Hearing patrons a great view of both the interpreters and the stage. Ticket packages and single ticket purchases for the 18-19 season are available now. Public performances are available for sale online or through the box office at 206.441.3322.

School performances may be reserved here. Please indicate "Audio Described Performances" or “ASL Interpreted Performances” in the notes field. For questions please email schoolshows@sct.org or call 206.859.4016 for more information.

2019-20 Season

NEW THIS SEASON! Want to see all 5 shows in our season and get the best deal on tickets?  Check out our ASL/Audio Described Performance Package.  Want to pick and choose which of shows to see next season? Check out or Flexible Ticket Packages.  All Ticket Packages are on sale now! Single tickets go on sale August 1, 2019.

Black Beauty

ASL INTERPRETED AND AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE

Public show: October 12, 2019 4:30 P.M.
School Show: October 17, 2019

 

 

Corduroy

ASL INTERPRETED AND AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE

public show: December 14, 2019 11:00 A.M.
School Show, Audio Described: December 12, 2019
School SHow, ASL Interpreted: december 19, 2019

Snow White

ASL INTERPRETED AND AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE

public show: February 29, 2020 1:00 P.M.
School Show, Audio Described: february 27, 2020
School SHow, ASL Interpreted: march 5, 2020

The Best SUmmer Ever!

ASL INTERPRETED AND AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE

public shows: APril 11, 2020 1:00 P.M.
School Show, Audio Described: april 9, 2020
School SHow, ASL Interpreted: april 16, 2020

Don't Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus: The Musical!

ASL INTERPRETED AND AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE

public show: May 2, 2020 11:00 A.M.
School Show, Audio Described: april 30, 2020
School SHow, ASL Interpreted: may 7, 2020