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Audio Described Performances

We are pleased to announce that Neptune will have its first ever Audio Described Performance hit our Scotiabank Stage this holiday season! A big thanks to the Bluenose Ability Arts & Film Festival whose partnership has made this possible. Audio Description was originally designed to provide access for audience members who are blind or partially sighted, and is now also regularly used by people who are neurodiverse and/or have sensory sensitivities. We look forward to making this a regular part of our programming, and invite all patrons to come, be themselves and experience live theatre!


Schedule

Show: Dickens' A Christmas Carol

Date: December fourth, 2021

Time: Two o'clock pm

Tickets: Limited tickets FREE of charge with the support of BAAFF

To inquire about booking tickets to the show, call the box office at 902-492-7070 or email boxoffice@neptunetheatre.com

For a guide on how to get to the theatre from Barrington Street, CLICK HERE


What to Expect

  • Patrons will be emailed the week leading up to the show. This email will include directions on getting to the theatre from Barrington Street, and any extra information when possible.
  • Staff members will be outside the theatre to greet patrons, answer questions, and assist in any way possible.
  • Patrons can collect the necessary equipment for the performance at the box office. This includes an earpiece and a small receiver, which are cleaned before and after each use.
  • Whenever possible, the theatre will host a touch tour either before or directly after the show.
  • Before the show starts, patrons will be welcomed into the theatre for an audio introduction which will be delivered through their earpiece and receiver.
  • There are extra staff members on site to offer additional support when needed.
  • As a participating member of the Access2 program, Neptune offers a complimentary companion / caregiver ticket upon request. This means someone may attend the performance with you at no charge. When looking to book with a companion / caregiver ticket, please call the box office at 902-429-7070. An Access2 card is not required when booking.
  • We have accessible seating for patrons with wheelchairs and walkers upon request, and wheelchair-accessible washrooms.

Contact

For further information please contact the Neptune Theatre Box Office at 902-429-7070 or 1-800-565-7345, or email boxoffice@neptunetheatre.com


Access 2 Program

The Access 2 card is for people of all ages and types of permanent disabilities who require the assistance of a support person at hundreds of participating entertainment, cultural and recreational venues across Canada. A support person is an adult who accompanies a person with a permanent disability to assist with services that are not provided by the employees at the participating venue, such as assistance with eating, administering medication, communication and use of the facilities.

Access 2 card holders are able to book a Neptune Theatre performance ticket and add an accompanying companion ticket for their support person. This companion ticket is free of charge.

 

Access 2: Participants in Halifax

  • Art Gallery NS
  • Canada Games Centre
  • Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
  • Discovery Centre
  • Halifax Jazz Festival
  • Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
  • Museum of Natural History
  • Neptune Theatre
  • The HRM Recreation and Pools.

To learn more visit https://access2card.ca/participating-venues/?province=12

 

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