The Kansas Audio-Reader Network provides trained Audio Describers for live theater events
in Kansas City and Lawrence.
Visually impaired patrons check out a free pair of headphones on the way into the theater, and the Audio Describer
broadcasts directly to the headphones. Before the show, the program is read and theater layout
(including aisles, bathrooms, and exits) is described. During the performance, the describer
will explain onstage actions.
Theatre Lawrence and the Lied Center
Audio Description is available for the following shows:
Wednesday, March 9: The Demo: The Concert Version, Lied Center (7:30 pm)
Sunday, March 6: Deathtrap, Theatre Lawrence (2:30 pm)
Saturday, March 12: Deathtrap, Theatre Lawrence (7:30 pm)
Sunday, March 13: Deathtrap, Theatre Lawrence (2:30 pm)
Saturday, April 16: A Streetcar Named Desire
Saturday, June 18: Guys and Dolls
Thursday, May 5: Beauty and the Beast, Lied Center
Additional performances available upon request.
The 2016 schedule will be posted soon.
These shows were described during the 2015 season:
Million Dollar Quartet
Cirque Eloize iD
Visually-impaired patrons can access Audio Description by picking up a headset at the box office.