The Palace Theatre is pleased to announce plans to offer Audio Description on the Saturday and Sunday performance of opening weekend for each production beginning with season opener, I Love you, You're Perfect, Now Change.
That means that blind and low-vision patrons can book a seat at either 7:30 pm Saturday evening or 2:00 pm Sunday afternoon opening weekends to take advantage of this service. There is no extra cost. Patrons who would like to take advantage of Audio Description should call the box office at 512-869-7469 to reserve a receiver in advance. The receivers have been tested and work anywhere in the building.
Audio Description consists of two components. First there is the hardware, made up of a transmitter and individual receivers for each user. The individual receiver is a body pack the size of a deck of cards and an ear cuff to fit over one ear. The user has complete volume control with the receivers. Second, an individual has been trained to describe the set, each character, costumes and key movements on the stage. The describer will start 10 to 15 minutes before the performance begins by giving the users a general description of the set and time frame of the play. They will inform the users of pertinent background information about the play as one might get from the Playbill. During the performance, describers are trained to insert their comments as much as possible during "silent" periods of the spoken or singing parts of the play.
We are excited to offer Audio Description to provide blind and low-vision patrons with equal access to live performance.
The Long Center for Performing Arts
701 West Riverside Drive (at the corner of S. 1st Street)
For tickets call Ballet Austin Box Office at 512-476-2163
501 W. 3rd Street
Austin, TX 78701
The Rite of Spring
Friday, Feb 15, 2013, 8:00 pm
Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Igor Stravinsky’s remarkable score of The Rite of Spring, featuring contemporary movement for this enthralling tale of sacrifice to the gods.
The Long Center
Friday May 10, 2013 8:00 pm
This Mother's Day weekend, Ballet Austin brings audiences a tale of love, heartbreak and madness. Giselle is among ballet's great classics, with a lead role so challenging it has been known to make and break careers. Théophile Gautier–influential French poet, author, critic and champion of the Romantic ballet–conceived Giselle in honor of ballerina Carlotta Grisi. Love, betrayal, heartbreak and forgiveness, Giselle brings a romantic close to the season.
The Long Center
The following theaters provide pre-recorded audio described movies. Call or visit their websites for movie listings and show times.
Regal Gateway Stadium 16
9700 Stonelake Boulevard
Austin, Texas 78759
Call 512-343-5480 to confirm movies and show times or
Visit Regal Cinema.
AMC Barton Creek 14
2901 Capital Of Texas Highway
Austin, Texas 78746
A listing of described Movies at the AMC Barton Creek 14 can be found at:
Visit Movie Watcher.
Visit Movie Tickets.
Texas: The Big Picture
Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum
1800 North Congress Avenue
Call 512-936-4649 for show times.
Using Rear Window® Captioning and DVS Theatrical® equipment.
Visit the IMAX Theatre at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum.
Is there an event you want to attend that is not listed here? Make a request!
If no reservations are made four business days before the event, the audio description will be cancelled.