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Audio Described and Touch Tour Performances 

Audio Described performances support people who are blind or partially sighted to access live performance. An audio describer provides a live commentary of the visual elements of a performance which is broadcast though a personal headset. They will describe information such as where the characters are on stage, what they’re wearing, how they gesture and what the set looks like, without intruding on the actors’ dialogue. The commentary will begin 15 minutes before curtain up. 

Prior to an Audio Described performance, a Touch Tour offers people who are blind or partially sighted the opportunity to get up close to a selection of costumes and props. The describer will give a full account of the items that you are introduced to and how they will feature in the performance. Tickets for Touch Tours are free but should be booked in advance.

Così fan tutte | Festival Theatre
Audio describers: Jacqueline Bouchard and Helen Lambert
Sat 27 Aug 5pm (Touch Tour 3.30pm)

Interiors | The Lyceum
Audio describer: Alisa Roddie
Sat 6 Aug 1.30pm 

The Destroyed RoomThe Lyceum
Audio describer: Jo Barrow
Sat 6 Aug 8pm

The Glass Menagerie | King's Theatre
Audio Describers: Lynsey Rogers and Sheena Guz
Wed 10 Aug 7.30pm (Touch Tour 6pm)
Sat 13 Aug 2.30pm (Touch Tour 1pm)

Anything That Gives Off Light | Edinburgh International Conference Centre
Audio describer: Chris Mackeddie
Sat 20 Aug 2.30pm (Touch Tour 1pm)
Thu 25 Aug 7.30pm (Touch Tour 6pm) 

Chotto DeshEdinburgh International Conference Centre
Audio describer: Emma-Jane McHendry
Sun 14 Aug 2pm (Touch Tour 12.30pm)

Scottish Ballet | Festival Theatre
Audio describer: Emma-Jane McHendry
Fri 19 Aug 7.30pm (Touch Tour 6.00pm)

Raw |  Edinburgh International Conference Centre
Audio describer: Emma-Jane McHendry
Sun 28 Aug 2pm (Touch Tour 1pm)