Audio-described performances

Information on audio-described performances for patrons who are blind or have low vision

QPAC offers audio-described performances for patrons who are blind or have low vision

Access Arts Inc. (Qld), Vision Australia and QPAC present Vision Australia's Audio Description Service at QPAC, with live descriptions of the visual elements to complement the theatre experience.

Trained Audio Describers provide the commentary with concise descriptions of actions, expressions and gestures. The description is transmitted via an earpiece, enabling patrons wishing to receive the audio description service to book seats in any area of the theatre (subject to availability).

Patrons can collect their headsets at their theatre’s cloakroom and need to be seated 15 minutes before the performance to receive program details together with descriptions of costumes and stage settings.


To purchase tickets to these audio-described performances phone QPAC group sales (07) 3840 7466 Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm or email

The current shows are available to book for Audio Described performances:

Emerald City
Playhouse, QPAC
Saturday, 29 February 2020, 2pm

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Lyric Theatre, QPAC
Tuesday, 31 March 2020, 7pm

Shrek The Musical
Lyric Theatre, QPAC
Saturday, 13 June 2020, 2pm

Bran Nue Dae
Playhouse, QPAC
Sunday, 2 August 2020, 1pm

The Children
Cremorne Theatre, QPAC
Saturday, 29 August 2020, 2pm

Boy Swallows Universe
Playhouse, QPAC
Saturday, 19 September 2020, 2pm

Queensland Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty
Lyric Theatre, QPAC
Saturday, 10 Oct 2020, 1:30pm

Lyric Theatre, QPAC
Saturday, 28 Nov 2020, 12:30pm

Queensland Ballet’s The Nutcracker 2020
Lyric Theatre, QPAC
Saturday, 19 Dec 2020, 1:30pm

NWA = Night with Artists = post show Q&A with cast