New Zealand performing arts companies are providing a growing number of audio described performances and touch tours; NZSL interpreted shows; and relaxed performances. This page has links for more information about providing these accessible performances, plus information about live captioning. Some of it is a summary of the information in Arts For All: Ngā Toi mō te katoa.
Audio description and touch tours
This page provides information, resources and stories about audio description and touch tours for live performances (e.g. plays, musicals, operas, book readings, concerts). Read more
NZSL interpreted performances
This page provides information, resources and stories about NZSL interpreted live performances (e.g. plays, musicals, operas, book readings, concerts). Read more
This page has information about live captioning, which provides text access to all significant audio content for Deaf and hearing impaired people. Read more
A relaxed performance in a theatre or concert hall is a special performance of a show designed to welcome people who will benefit from a more relaxed performance environment. This includes people with an Autism Spectrum Condition, sensory and communication impairment or a learning difficulty. For more
Connect through music: this video was made by Lala Rolls of Island Productions Aotearoa for Arts Access Aotearoa and Chamber Music New Zealand.
Access for all: “The good thing about being focused on access and accessibility is that you create a better experience for everybody,” says Philip Patston in this video, made by Lala Rolls of Island Productions Aotearoa for Arts Access Aotearoa.