Audio Description is the art of talking pictorially, or becoming a "verbal camera lens," to enable audience members who are blind or have low vision to hear descriptions of actions, body language, lights, costumes, scenery and other aspects of the production not conveyed by voices from the stage. FM receivers are coupled with headphones, ear buds or a neck loop (for patrons using a hearing aid with a "T" switch) and may be borrowed from the Patron Services Desk on Level Four.
Audio Described Performace Schedule
Rent an Audio Description Kit
Sensory Tours are scheduled prior to select Audio Described matinee performances, beginning at 10:30 a.m. and allow patrons to explore some of the stage, costumes and props of that show. Performances with a Sensory Tour are marked on the Audio Description performance schedule.
Service animals, such as guide dogs, are permitted to assist Guthrie visitors. The nearest green space for walking service animals is just to the east of the Guthrie in the Gold Medal Park.
Braille and Large Print Materials
Braille and large print programs and brochures are available at the Patron Services Desk on Level Four. These materials are provided free of charge.
High Magnification Glasses
High Magnification Sport Glasses for vision enhancement are available free of charge on a first come, first served basis and are available at the Patron Services Desk on Level Four.