Accessible Performances

Accessible and inclusive Performances

We offer a range of accessible performances for our audience. For our 2020 Season of Theatre for Children we have 24 accessible and inclusive performances .

To discuss any special access requirements you or a member of your family or friends may have please email: rachael@timbray.org.nz

Audio Described

Audio description is a narration service provided that describes what the sighted person takes for granted – those images that a person who is blind or visually impaired formerly could only experience through the whispered asides from a sighted companion. Theatregoers are  issued with headsets and sit in the auditorium with the headphone in one ear, listening to the description alongside the show.

Touch Tours

A touch tour before our shows allows blind or low vision patrons the opportunity to get up close with elements of the production. The theatregoer is  guided around and invited to  touch the set and props and meet the cast before the show.

New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) Interpreted

A trained interpreter, situated on the right-hand side or centre of the stage, will interpret the script during the performance using NZSL.

Sensory Relaxed  

A sensory relaxed performance creates a less formal, supportive atmosphere in the theatre. The show softens some technical elements and offers support materials to enable neurodiverse children and their family with sensory, movement, communication, and learning needs to enjoy a comfortable and inclusive theatre experience.