Bangarra Dance Theatre will offer Audio Described Performances during our 2022 Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne seasons of Terrain and SandSong for people who are blind or visually impaired. We have designed these events in a way that creatively weaves aural description and tactile elements into the experience of coming to a Bangarra performance. 

SYDNEY

SandSong: Stories from the Great Sandy Desert - Saturday 23 July at 1:30pm
Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House 
                                

To book an audio described performance in Sydney, please call the Sydney Opera House Box Office on (02) 9250 7777 or email bookings@sydneyoperahouse.com.

BRISBANE

Terrain - Saturday 13 August at 1:30pm
Playhouse, QPAC

To book the audio described performance in Brisbane, please contact QPAC Group Sales (Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm) on (07) 3840 7466 or groups@qpac.com.au

MELBOURNE

SandSong: Stories from the Great Sandy Desert - Saturday 3 September at 1:30pm
Playhouse, Arts Centre Melbourne

To book an audio described performance in Melbourne, please call the Arts Centre Melbourne Box Office on 1300 182 183 and request a headset during your booking.

Important Information

1. The audio description service is a spoken word commentary in English language describing the visual elements of the performance. Audio description is relayed via a free receiver which you can collect from a special collection table in the foyer when you arrive at the theatre. We request that you arrive 20 to 30 minutes before the performance starts. Due to COVID-Safe regulations we ask that you bring your own set of earphones (preferably ear buds).

2. Prior to the performance, ticket holders (and/or carer companions) will receive, via email, a short recording plus written document describing sections of the production that cannot be audio described during the performance due to cultural protocols and/or sections of loud music, vocals, or sound. Ticket holders will also be sent the program (PDF) and the Terrain or SandSong study guide which will provide additional information for reading either before or after the show.

3. When ticket holders arrive at the theatre, they will receive a small ‘showbag’ of tactile elements that are used in the production. For example, costume fabrics and prop materials.

4. At the conclusion of the performance ticket holders and their accompanying audience member/s, are invited to stay in the theatre for a short chat with some of the artists and creative team.

5. Bangarra Dance Theatre offers complimentary tickets to valid Companion Card holders. Please have your card number and expiry date available at the time of purchase.

Further information about access at our venues is located here: