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 look 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 HoH patrons a great view of both the interpreters and the stage. Ticket packages and single ticket purchases for the 18-19 season are available now.
Public performances are available for sale online or through the box office at 206.441.3322.