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Audio Description of Live Theater

The Kansas Audio-Reader Network provides trained Audio Describers for live theater events in Kansas City and Lawrence.

Visually impaired patrons check out a free pair of headphones on the way into the theater, and the Audio Describer broadcasts directly to the headphones. Before the show, the program is read and theater layout (including aisles, bathrooms, and exits) is described. During the performance, the describer will explain onstage actions.

Audio Description is available for the following shows.

Little Shop of Horrors:
September 27 and October 4
Mary Poppins: December 13
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike: January 24
Clybourne Park: March 7
Explorers Club: April 18
South Pacific: June 20

Kiss the Fish: January 27, 7:30 p.m.

Visually-impaired patrons can access Audio Description by picking up a headset at the box office.