Audio Described Performances for Perth International Arts Festival 2016

Perth Theatre Trust continues to provide its Audio Description Service to patrons for the forthcoming Perth International Arts Festival.

Audio Description captures the visual elements of theatre performances by describing the ‘unheard’ aspects which are essential to understanding a story line.

This service brings entertainment to life for people who are blind or vision impaired whilst being unobtrusive to the user. Users of the service are given a small earpiece and receiver into which they hear a volunteer describe aspects of the set, costumes and action. The service commences 10 minutes prior to the start of the performance so that the set and other elements can be described or sections of the programme can be read to the patron.

Patrons must advise the booking agent that the audio described service will be required at time of the booking. Tickets for the service can be purchased up to five working days prior to the performance, after which audio described seats which have not been sold will be released to the general public.

Patrons are requested to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the performance in order to collect their equipment and be comfortably seated until the audio description commences.

Tickets for the audio described performances at State Theatre Centre are available through the State Theatre Centre Box Office on 6212 9292 or email:

Shows to be audio described are:

Every Brilliant Thing
Presented by A Paines Plough and Pentabus Theatre Company production
Sunday 14 February 2016, 2pm
Downstairs Rehearsal Room 1, State Theatre Centre of Western Australia
The lengths we go to for those we love.

The Object Lesson
Creator and Performer Geoff Sobelle
Presented by Perth International Arts Festival
Saturday 20 February 2016, 2pm
Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre of Western Australia
The stuff that defines us.

The Wild Duck
Written by Henrik Ibsen
Presented by Simon Stone and Chris Ryan
Sunday 6 March 2016, 7.30pm
Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre of Western Australia
Ibsen reimagined.

Guide Gods
Featuring Claire Cunningham
The performances of Guide Gods presented by PIAF and DADAA will have every show Audio Described. These shows will take place at Victoria Hall, Fremantle and Burt Hall at St Georges Cathedral, Perth. To book these services, please contact PIAF after your booking on (08) 6488 5555 or email:

Guide Gods at Victoria Hall, Fremantle

  • Thursday 11 February 2016, 7.30pm
  • Friday 12 February 2016, 2pm or 7.30pm
  • Saturday 13 February 2016, 7.30pm
  • Sunday 14 February 2016, 2pm or 7.30pm

Guide Gods at Burt Hall, St Georges Cathedral

  • Wednesday 17 February 2016, Thursday 18 February 2016, and Friday 19 February, 7.30pm
  • Saturday 20 February and Sunday 21 February 2016, 2pm or 7.30pm

Is disability the will of a higher power?

For further information regarding the Audio Description Service, please contact Ashlee Karpinczyk or Alice Jorgensen on (08) 6212 9200 or email:

Perth Theatre Trust
825 Hay St, Perth WA 6000
Phone: +61 8 9265 0900