Auslan Interpreted Performance - Saturday 11 January 7pm
Auslan interpretation service is provided for audiences who are deaf and use Australian Sign Language (Auslan). Experienced Auslan interpreters stand to the side of the stage and translate what the speakers are saying into Auslan. A block of seats is reserved for users of this service to ensure a good view of the interpreter and the stage. Patrons must book in advance.
Relaxed Performance - Sunday 12 January, 2pm
Relaxed performances are open to everyone but have been specially adapted for anyone who might benefit from a more relaxed atmosphere, including those on the autism spectrum. They have slight modifications to sound and lighting, downloadable pre-visit social stories, support aids and an open-door policy with a dedicated quiet area.
Social Stories use visuals to explain social situations to people on the autism spectrum or with intellectual disability so they know what to expect when they arrive and what is expected of them.
Captioned Performance - Sunday 12 January 6pm
Captions are text descriptions that display a performance's dialogue, identify speakers, and describe other relevant sounds that are otherwise inaccessible to people who are deaf or have hearing loss. Captions are synchronized with the performance and can be viewed by everyone in the audience.
Find out more about accessibility at Sydney Opera House.