Audio Described Events & Theatre Shows

Audio Described Events are designed to improve the experience for people who are blind or visually impaired.

What is an Audio Described Performance?

They are designed to improve the experience of blind and visually impaired theatregoers. As well as listening to the dialogue on stage, the theatregoer can wear a headset and listen to a live description of the action on stage. The description only happens in between dialogue and supplements the voices of the performers in explaining the emotions and action of each scene.

There is usually a free touch tour approximately one hour prior to the performance. During a touch tour, a member of the visiting company will give you an introduction to the production and tell you about the visual elements of the production; you will also be able to explore the set and touch selected props and costumes.

Audio Described Performances are discounted and are delivered by Mind's Eye or VocalEyes.

How do I use this service?

Simply ask one of our Information Assistants for a headset when you arrive. Alternatively, you can download Sennheiser's MobileConnect app and use your own headphones and mobile device.

What is an Audio Described Gallery Tour?

Once a season we host an Audio Described Gallery Tour of our latest exhibition. During the tour you will be guided through the exhibition and described the artworks on display.

They are free of charge and are delivered by Mind's Eye.

How do I use this service?

Sign up to our access newsletter by emailing access@thelowry.com to find out about the next available tour. If you are coming to one of these tours please meet at the Galleries Desk at the top of the escalators on Level 2.

Service Providers

Provide audio described performances in our theatres. Watch a short video here.

Provide audio described performances in our theatres. 

If you have pre-booked a ticket for a production which is being audio described by VocalEyes, you will receive a CD in the post with details about the show.
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