Hearing

ASSISTIVE LISTENING

Many venues have an induction hearing loop system or FM radio system available. Visit sydneyfestival.org.au/venues for venue information.

AUSLAN INTERPRETED PERFORMANCE

Auslan interpreted performances are for audiences who are Deaf and use Australian Sign Language (Auslan). Experienced Auslan theatre interpreters stand to the side of the stage and interpret dialogue and any text into Auslan, signing live. Audiences requiring this service are seated in the section closest to the interpreter to ensure good sightlines.

Laser Beak Man
Artist Tim Sharp’s cult-classic comes to life with eye-popping staging and offbeat humour.
Sydney Opera House
11 January, 7pm


Double Delicious
Five stellar storytellers and cooks share the most significant events and dishes of their lives.
Carriageworks
12 January, 5pm


Black Ties
Hera and Kane are getting married and you’re invited to the party – but so are their chaotic relatives.
Sydney Town Hall
14 January, 7.30pm (post-show Q&A also interpreted)


Black Drop Effect
Nardi Simpson’s immersive drama examining emotions and contested views of Captain Cook’s legacy.
Bankstown Arts Centre
16 January, 8pm


The Mermaid
Hanna Cormick risks her health to tackle urgent topics such as disability and climate collapse.
The Coal Loader, Waverton
17–19 Jan (all performances interpreted)


Anthem
Five of Australia’s finest writers reunite to ask if Australia really does sing with one voice.
Roslyn Packer Theatre, Walsh Bay
19 January, 5pm


Contemporary KidsX Fambo: A queer program for all kinds of families
Celebrating the LGBTIQA+ experience for families with performance, art making and dress-ups.
Museum of Contemporary Art
21–25 Jan (all sessions interpreted)

BEYOND 2020: A Vision for Australia
What could a national day look like that is inclusive for all Australians? How can we balance recognition of our country’s First Nations custodianship, its colonial heritage and contemporary multicultural migration?
Sydney Town Hall
22 January, 6pm


The Visitors
January, 1788. Clan leaders meet on Gadigal land as the tall ships enter the Harbour. Do they bid welcome, or do they take a stance?
Carriageworks
24 January, 8pm 


The Vigil
A night of performance and reflection, featuring live music and poetry, on the eve of the day everything changed.
Barangaroo Reserve
25 January, from dusk 


UTS Big Thinking Forums
(Rethinking Leadership in Cultural Industries, What Defines a Project as 'First Nations'?, Rethinking Nationalism)
The Great Hall, UTS
14 January, 6pm / 18 January, 2pm / 25 January, 4pm 


She Conjured the Clouds
A magical adventure of the senses for both kids and adults by acclaimed artist Justene Williams, accessible to all audiences.
Campbelltown Arts Centre
She Conjured the Clouds is a highly visual, inclusive show which will especially appeal to the Deaf and hard of hearing community and features deaf and hard of hearing performers. 

Every performance utilises Auslan signs in dance and movement, features vibrations, smells, and multi-sensory interpretations of sound, and has integrated captioning on the small amount of dialogue in on-stage video. 



CAPTIONING

Theatre captioning is an accurate live text display of a theatre performance in its entirety, including actors’ dialogue, ad libs, asides, song lyrics, musical descriptions and other sound effects, displayed on large screens at the side of the stage, and via GoTheatrical! mobile app.

Laser Beak Man
Artist Tim Sharp’s cult-classic comes to life with eye-popping staging and offbeat humour.
Sydney Opera House
12 January, 6pm

She Conjured the Clouds
A magical adventure of the senses for both kids and adults by acclaimed artist Justene Williams, accessible to all audiences.
Campbelltown Arts Centre
All performances will feature subtitles on video content within the show

The Mermaid
Hanna Cormick risks her health to tackle urgent topics such as disability and climate collapse.
The Coal Loader, Waverton
Dates. All performances will be captioned


 SURTITLING

Foreign language performances are surtitled, with the translation of dialogue displayed on a screen above the stage.

Opening Night
French superstar Isabelle Adjani stars in a radical staging of Cassavetes’ cult movie classic Opening Night.
Sydney Opera House
21–26 Jan

Romances Inciestos, un autre Orlando
Dancer-singer François Chaignaud stars in a joyous cocktail of Baroque music, flamenco and gender play.
Carriageworks
21–26 Jan
Romances is not surtitled, however English translations available in printed programme.


VISUAL CONTENT

A guide for people who are Deaf or hard of hearing.


100% visual content. Contains no music or dialogue.

Jumaadi: My Love is an Island Far Away
Proclamation
Rebecca Baumann: Radiant Flux
Reko Rennie: Remember Me
Taloi Havini: Reclamation
Three Views
Vernon ah Kee: The Island

75% visual content. Fully captioned or has minimal dialogue, some background music and/or sounds.

Air Play
Colossus
Daniel Boyd: video works
Frontera
Opening Night
Time Flies
Two Crews




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