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.

Audio Description Performances

May 22, 2022 at 1:00pm – Hamilton

August 7, 2022 at 1:00pm – My Fair Lady

August 28, 2022 at 1:00pm – To Kill a Mockingbird

January 3, 2023 at 1:00PM – CATS

March 19, 2023 at 1:00pm – 1776

For tickets, call 515.246.2300

For tickets, call 1.800.HANCHER

June 12, 2022 at 2:00pm – Calendar Girls

July 10, 2022 at 2:00pm – Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical

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