The Palace Theatre is pleased to announce plans to offer Audio Description on the Saturday and Sunday performance of opening weekend for each production beginning with season opener, I Love you, You're Perfect, Now Change.
That means that blind and low-vision patrons can book a seat at either 7:30 pm Saturday evening or 2:00 pm Sunday afternoon opening weekends to take advantage of this service. There is no extra cost. Patrons who would like to take advantage of Audio Description should call the box office at 512-869-7469 to reserve a receiver in advance. The receivers have been tested and work anywhere in the building.
Audio Description consists of two components. First there is the hardware, made up of a transmitter and individual receivers for each user. The individual receiver is a body pack the size of a deck of cards and an ear cuff to fit over one ear. The user has complete volume control with the receivers. Second, an individual has been trained to describe the set, each character, costumes and key movements on the stage. The describer will start 10 to 15 minutes before the performance begins by giving the users a general description of the set and time frame of the play. They will inform the users of pertinent background information about the play as one might get from the Playbill. During the performance, describers are trained to insert their comments as much as possible during "silent" periods of the spoken or singing parts of the play.
We are excited to offer Audio Description to provide blind and low-vision patrons with equal access to live performance. For more information go to www.georgetownpalace.com.
February 20, 2014
Bass Concert Hall
UT Performing Arts Center
Back by “Popular” demand. Variety calls WICKED “a cultural phenomenon,” and every time it plays Austin, it breaks box office records. Winner of over 50 major awards, including a Grammy and three Tony Awards, WICKED is “Broadway’s biggest blockbuster” (The New York Times).
Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the land of Oz. One – born with emerald green skin – is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. How these two grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good makes for “the most complete – and completely satisfying – new musical in a long time” (USA Today).
TO PURCHASE TICKETS
BY PHONE: 512.477.6060 or 800.982.BEVO
IN PERSON: Tickets are available for performances at some individual venues (see below). Tickets are also available at all Texas Box Office locations including the Frank Erwin Center Box Office and most Austin area H-E-B locations.
BASS CONCERT HALL TICKET OFFICE
Fall Hours: The ticket office is open Tuesday through Friday, 11 am to 6 pm inside the Bass Concert Hall lobby. The ticket office is closed on Mondays.
Note: The ticket office will open an hour and a half before performances at Bass Concert Hall, and an hour before performances at satellite venues. For weekend Broadway performances, the office will open at noon on Saturday and 11am on Sunday.
23rd & Robert Dedman Drive, just north of the Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on the UT Campus. Patrons purchasing tickets in person can now park in the Bass Concert Hall plaza driveway.
The following theaters provide pre-recorded audio described movies. Call or visit their websites for movie listings and show times.
Regal Gateway Stadium 16
9700 Stonelake Boulevard
Austin, Texas 78759
Call 512-343-5480 to confirm movies and show times or
Visit Regal Cinema.
AMC Barton Creek 14
2901 Capital Of Texas Highway
Austin, Texas 78746
A listing of described Movies at the AMC Barton Creek 14 can be found at:
Visit Movie Watcher.
Visit Movie Tickets.
Texas: The Big Picture
Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum
1800 North Congress Avenue
Call 512-936-4649 for show times.
Using Rear Window® Captioning and DVS Theatrical® equipment.
Visit the IMAX Theatre at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum.
Is there an event you want to attend that is not listed here? Make a request!
If no reservations are made four business days before the event, the audio description will be cancelled.