Access to the Arts

From Broadway to Ballet, IRIS volunteers provide live Audio Description for performances and community events. Patrons hear this “play by play” of the visual elements of a performance on a headset provided by IRIS.

Audio Description is scheduled for the performance dates listed below. It can also be arranged by special request.

Upcoming
Audio Description Performances

October 9, 2022 at 1:00pm – The Book of Mormon

October 30, 2022 at 1:00pm – Fiddler on the Roof

November 27, 2022 at 1:00pm – Come From Away

January 8, 2023 at 1:00PM – CATS

February 12, 2023 at 1:00pm – SIX

March 19, 2023 at 1:00pm – 1776

April 2, 2023 at 1:00pm – The Lion King

May 21, 2023 at 1:00pm – Tina

June 11, 2023 at 1:00pm – Dear Evan Hanson

July 2, 2023 at 1:00pm – Ain’t Too Proud

For tickets, call 515.246.2300

For tickets, call 1.800.HANCHER

October 16, 2022 at 2:00pm – The Penguin Project

December 18, 2022 at 1:00pm – Cinderella

February 19, 2023 at 2:00pm – The Piano Lesson

March 26, 2023 at 2:00pm – Kinky Boots

June 18, 2023 at 2:00pm – Native Gardens

July 16, 2023 at 2:00pm – Little Shop of Horrors

For tickets, call 515.277.6261

Sensation Audio Description Team

Through my participation here, I have come to realize what a valuable resource IRIS is for the people of Iowa who depend upon it. So, when we learned about this idea, and the need for funding, my husband and I felt this was something which we could help develop.

How better to enrich the lives of those we serve than to bring art, music and theater to them?  We recommended to name the team “Sensation,” because it not only implies the sensational nature of the art forms we will be describing, but also ties into the feelings we all experience in our senses and emotions as we listen to and appreciate these performances.

Eileen Bowerman