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THE EDGE offers an initiative called SIGNAL an accessible programme offering Sign Language Interpreted performances for the deaf and Audio Described performances for blind or vision impaired patrons.

Theatre Interpreting Workshop
THE EDGE has provided interpreted performances to the Deaf community for the past two years. We are looking to develop the skills of interpreters to provide more opportunities for the Deaf to access theatre in Auckland and Nationwide with the Theatre Interpreting Course 2014.

Theatre Interpreting Workshop: Presentation
This Sign Language video gives detail about the Theatre Interpreting Workshop. You can download this information here

Audio Described Performances

Audio description captures the visual elements of a theatre piece that a blind or vision impaired person might otherwise miss and describes them in clear and vivid language.

Trained audio describers provide a live, objective and succinct description of the action and visual elements of the play, which is heard by patrons through an earpiece attached to a pocket-sized radio. Introductory notes are read prior to the performance which includes a description of set, props, costumes and characters.

Touch Tours 
After each audio described performance, patrons can walk through the set, touch set pieces, feel the costumes and handle key props. Tour group sizes are strictly limited and must be booked in advance.

In addition, for every show, visually impaired patrons can call Ticketmaster on 09 970 9745 any time before 5pm on the day of the show and they will make sure the front of house team is aware of your needs. 

Sign Language Interpreted Performances

These shows are aimed at people who are Deaf. Trained interpreters, usually situated to the side of the stage, interpret the script during the performance using New Zealand Sign Language.


Keep up to date with new SIGNAL performances and special offers.

Sign up here for Audio Described performances »   

Sign up here for Sign Language Interpreted performance »

We recommend booking in advance for all sessions.

Ticketing Information
Ticketmaster is the exclusive ticket seller for these events.
Buy tickets online here, by calling (09) 970 9700 / 0800 111 999 or visiting the Aotea Centre Box Office.
Why Ticketmaster?

Useful links

What is Audio Description? 

Deaf Aotearoa New Zealand

National Foundation for the Deaf

Association of Blind Citizens of New Zealand (ABC NZ)

Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind (RNZFB)

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