Blind and Visually Impaired

Audio Described Performances

Audio Description is a carefully timed narration of the onstage visual elements in the performance, including the action, costumes, and scenery. Program notes via headset are available 10 to 15 minutes before show time, and a touch tour may be available 1 hour before the show depending on the production (details will be sent via e-mail if a touch tour is available and a separate no-cost reservation will be required). The simultaneous description is broadcast live via an inconspicuous FM receiver. Patrons may choose a single earpiece, dual headset or a neck loop (for patrons using a hearing aid with a “T” switch), and the device may be used in any seat in the theatre. Patrons may pick up their receiver and headset, free-of-charge, at the Audience Services Desk, located to the left of the Main Entrance.

To reserve seating, complete an Accessibility Ticket Reservation Form, or contact the Box Office at 717-397-7425. If you need to cancel your reservation, contact so that we may extend an offer to wait listed patrons. The Pay-What-You-Want program is available for patrons who are blind or visually impaired at all described performances.

This service is prescheduled on the second Saturday matinee and third Tuesday performance for each mainstage production. The Pay-What-You-Want program is available for patrons who are blind, with limited sight or low vision at all audio described performances.

Audio described performances are held on the second Saturday and third Tuesday of each Premier Series production on the following dates:

  • Treasure Island: Saturday, September 29, 2018, 2:00pm and Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 7:30pm
  • 42nd Street: Saturday, November 24, 2018, 2:00pm and Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 7:30pm
  • Chicago: Saturday, February 2, 2019, 2:00pm and Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 7:30pm
  • Once: Saturday, March 30, 2019, 2:00pm and Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 7:30pm
  • Duke Ellington’s Sophisticated Ladies: Saturday, May 11, 2019, 2:00pm and Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 7:30pm
  • Mamma Mia!: Saturday, June 15, 2019, 2:00pm and Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 7:30pm

Check out this feature from WITF on our region’s Audio Description services.

Service Animals

Service animals, such as guide dogs, are permitted to assist Fulton Theatre patrons.