VocalEye is thrilled to partner with the Arts Club Theatre for our ninth season of live description!
The Arts Club is one of the first theatres in Canada to offer live description for audience members who are blind and partially sighted. Our first described performance was Tear the Curtain! at the Stanley in October 2010. Since then, VocalEye has described almost 70 productions at the Stanley and Granville Island stages.
This season, VocalEye users will have two viewing options for most productions. Season subscriptions and single tickets are on sale now. The Arts Club Box Office will be pleased to assist you with more information and all your seating needs. Be sure to mention VocalEye when you call, 604-687-1644.
Here are the live description dates for the 2018-19 season:
ARTS CLUB STANLEY INDUSTRIAL ALLIANCE STAGE, 2750 Granville Street (near 12th Ave), Vancouver
THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME by Simon Stephens
The innovative and acclaimed play that’s full of theatre magic adapted from the novel by Mark Haddon. Described on Sunday, September 30 at 2 pm and Friday, October 5 at 8 pm.
SWEAT by Lynn Nottage
A working-class drama and Pulitzer Prize winner. Described on Sunday, November 11 at 2 pm and Friday, November 16 at 8 pm.
DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (not part of the subscription package)
The beloved fairy-tale musical returns. Described on Sunday, December 16 at 2 pm and Friday, December 21 at 8 pm.
THE MATCHMAKER by Thornton Wilder
Mix-ups and match-ups in a classic farce. Described on Sunday, February 17 at 2 pm and Friday, February 22 at 8 pm.
THE ORCHARD (AFTER CHEKHOV) by Sarena Parmar
A Canadian take on a timeless family drama, set in the Okanagan Valley. Described on Sunday, April 14 at 2 pm and Friday, April 19 at 8 pm
MATILDA THE MUSICAL, book by Dennis Kelly, music and lyrics by Tim Minchin
The imaginative hit musical based on the Roald Dahl story. Described on Sunday, June 9 at 2 pm and Friday, June 14 at 8 pm.
ARTS CLUB GRANVILLE ISLAND STAGE, 1585 Johnston Street (beside the Public Market on Granville Island), Vancouver
MUSTARD by Kat Sandler
An unconventional comedy about growing up. Described on Tuesday, October 9 at 7:30 pm and Friday, October 19 at 8 pm.
MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon
A festive follow-up to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Described on Tuesday, December 4 at 7:30 pm and Friday, December 14 at 8 pm.
THE SHOPLIFTERS by Morris Panych
A hilariously biting story about society’s haves and have-nots. Described on Tuesday, February 26 at 2 pm and Friday, March 8 at 8 pm.
BED AND BREAKFAST by Mark Crawford
A charming comedy about coming home and coming out. Described on Tuesday, April 23 at 7:30 pm and Friday, May 3 at 8 pm.
MOM’S THE WORD: NEST ½ EMPTY by the Mom’s the Word Collective
A new generation of laughs. Described on Friday, July 5 at 8 pm (one performance only, not part of the subscription package).
VocalEye Theatre Buddies are available to guide patrons to Arts Club theatres from our meet up location at Granville and Broadway.
VocalEye’s Ticket Access Program provides assistance for those in financial need to purchase tickets and subscription packages.
Please contact buddies [at] vocaleye [dot] ca for more information on these programs.