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 email@example.com 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206.859.4016 for more information.
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SCT’s accessible performances are generously sponsored by the Liberty Mutual Foundation, Safeco Insurance Fund.