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arts At right: An Auslan-interpreted performance. access information around theatrical performances, like theatre programs, tickets and reviews. Occasionally theatres provide programs in Braille, large print or audio format, but failing that, they may be available online. Most theatres also have maps on their website, to allow you to familiarise yourself with the layout before arrival. Some websites even list the distance from the stage to each set of seating, allowing you to choose the perfect wear during the show which allows take place before a performance Many productions also hold them to hear visual descriptions and allow people to tour the set audio-described performances or of the performance. Information to get an idea of the layout, to feel tactile tours. In audio-described might include the movements of the important props and costumes performances, blind or vision impaired actors and descriptions of the sets and to get to know the voices of patrons are given a headset to and costumes. Tactile tours usually the actors and audio describers. seats for your eyesight. RIVERSIDE THEATRES IS BEYOND THE SQUARE “I love drama. It’s fun to be here. It’s funny to be cheeky all the time. Have a laugh.” Anthony, participant Riverside Theatres prides itself in leadership in the arts when it comes to access and inclusion through talking to our community of artists, audiences and supporters. Riverside Theatre’s Beyond the Square drama, music and movement program is grounded in a sense of community, a place where people feel they belong and have a say. It offers participants a creative outlet, skills development and social interaction. Riverside’s ongoing workshops are one of the longest running and largest programs of its kind in Sydney. Find out more about Riverside’s Beyond the Square online at riversideparramatta.com.auw/bts linkonline.com.au arts 45