Theatre Buddy volunteers are available to guide adults with vision loss (18 years of age and over) from a designated meetup location to and from selected theatres in Vancouver. At the theatre, Buddies assist patrons with tickets, equipment, seating and more as needed. To arrange a Theatre Buddy, please contact Donna at least 3 days in advance: firstname.lastname@example.org
In Victoria, Buddies are generously provided by members of the Victoria Society for Blind Arts and Culture. Please contact Linda Bartram at least one week in advance, 250-595-5888.
THEATRES & MEET-UP LOCATIONS, Vancouver
ARTS CLUB STANLEY: northeast corner of Broadway and Granville
ARTS CLUB GRANVILLE ISLAND, WATERFRONT THEATRE, PERFORMANCE WORKS and other theatres on Granville Island: northeast corner of Broadway and Granville
THEATRE BUDDY TRAINING
Theatre Buddy Training is designed for sighted people who would like to learn or improve their guiding techniques in order to safely, effectively and confidently assist people with varying degrees of vision loss. All VocalEye volunteers are required to complete this training, offered in partnership with the CNIB BC-Yukon.
If you are interested in volunteering as a Theatre Buddy, please contact us for an application.
We also offer sighted guide workshops to organizations in the arts sector. For more information on training your staff, please contact us.