A Midsummer Night's Dream (Audio described)
Theatre Royal Glasgow, Saturday 26 February 2022, 7.15pm
Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Saturday 5 March 2022, 7.15pm
Don Giovanni (Audio described)
Eden Court, Inverness, Saturday 28 May 2022, 7.15pm
Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Saturday 11 June 2022, 7.15pm
His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen, Saturday 18 June, 2022, 7.15pm
Theatre Royal Glasgow, Saturday 25 June 2022, 7.15pm
For more information, please contact Scottish Opera reception on 0141 248 4567 or email@example.com.
As we return to live opera, we're very happy to be able to provide audio description at each of our touring venues during selected performances of A Midsummer Night's Dream and Don Giovanni in Spring 2022.
Mention opera and most people think of singing and music – but this is only part of the overall experience. What about scenery, costumes, lighting, direction and choreography? Audio description helps visually impaired patrons enjoy the opera experience with a live commentary that describes the action on stage without compromising the music.
If you book a ticket for our audio-described performances, you will have access to live commentary throughout the show via a discreet headset. Before the performance, you will also be able to listen to a specially created audio introduction to the production, including details of the set, costumes and props.
You can book tickets for audio-described performances via the venue box offices. When you arrive at your chosen performance please make yourself known to a member of the Front of House team and they will provide you with your audio description headset. Guide dogs are welcome at all of our venues.
The Gondoliers 2021 | Audio Described resources
The Gondoliers - Introduction Download The Gondoliers - Introduction
The Gondoliers - Performances Download The Gondoliers - Performances
The Gondoliers - Synopsis Download The Gondoliers - Synopsis
The Gondoliers - Set Download The Gondoliers - Set
The Gondoliers - Costumes Download The Gondoliers - Costumes
The Gondoliers - Interview Download The Gondoliers - Interview
INTERESTED IN JOINING THE TEAM?
We are always looking for new audio describers to join our dedicated team. If you have some time to spare and would like to find out what is involved, please contact the team using the form below.
Access Opera 2022
Our new afternoon shows give you the flexibility and freedom to relax, move about as required, and have a stoatin’ time! With Dementia Friendly values at their core, these shorter performances are open to all, whether you’re recovering from an operation, have breathing difficulties, living with dementia, have a young baby, are on the autism spectrum – or even have a very loud laugh! – they are designed to make coming to a favourite opera as easy and stress-free as possible.
Groups welcome – call your local box office to book.
Presenter Allan Dunn
Supported by: The Scottish Opera Syndicate and Scottish Opera's Education Angels