Audio description

Audio description
Audio description

Experiencing dance in new ways

Persons with a visual impairment can enjoy a dance production just as much as anyone else. You can feel the presence of the audience around you, hear the footsteps of the dancers on the stage, feel wafts of air on your face, and be carried along by the swelling music.

The Kaaitheater aims to go one step further. We invite you to explore the stage and props beforehand in a unique touch tour. Afterwards, you can experience an extra layer of the performance through headphones: a dance-professional will describe the movements and actions of the dancers live.

Audio description has been used for some time in theatre and film, but the technique is still an untapped potential in dance productions. Along with partners in London, Paris, and Vienna, we will develop and support this new technique. Austrian choreographer Simon Mayer will get the ball rolling.


What you need to know

  • Guide dogs are welcomes, but please let us know in advance.
  • Let us know if you use a hearing aid.
  • If you require transport assistance from North Station to the Kaaitheater, we are happy to help.
  • Do you have other specific needs? Please let us know when you book your tickets so that we can do everything we can to make your visit to the theatre as enjoyable as possible.


Contact us

Hilde Peeters
tel +32 2 274 03 88
m +32 477 60 81 16


The performances

Simon Mayer – Sons of Sissy

When? Sunday 27 November 2016
Where? Kaaitheater, Sainctelettesquare 20, 1000 Brussels
Price? € 12 (concessions) – a tour guide will accompany you for free

13:30 – touch tour & audio-introduction: introduction and tour of the Kaaitheater stage (in Dutch and French!)
15:00 – performance with audio description (in Dutch and French!)
16:10 – end of the performance


Guy Cassiers/Toneelhuis – Grensgeval
(only in Dutch!)

When? Friday 2 June 2017
Where? Kaaitheater, Sainctelettesquare 20, 1000 Brussel
Price? € 16 (concessions) – a tour guide will accompany you for free

19:00 – meeting with the actors, tour of the Kaaitheater stage & audio-introduction (in Dutch!)
20:30 – performance with audio description (in Dutch!)