Welcome to our audio described and tactile tour current events page.
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Coming up in 2023
23 Nov to 7 Dec 'The Other Film Festival' is back! TOFF's 2023 screening program is titled 'Resistance', exploring the concept of Deaf and Disabled artists and communities living and making work in resistance to an ableist society. Resistance is on ACMI's Cinema 3 streaming platform from Thursday, 23 November - Thursday, 7 December. All films are free! Films are captioned and audio described. The full program will be released with a TOFF eNews edition soon. The 'red carpet' event on Thursday 6 Dec 2.30pm is hosted with live and fashion fabulous descriptions.
Coming up in 2024
10 Jan 2pm & 12 Jan 7.30pm 'Circus 1903' family friendly magic and circus entertainment from the producers of the Illusionists and the puppeteers of War Horse at the State Theatre Arts Centre Melbourne, with tactile tour 1 hour before show start
21 January the Midsumma Festival 'Carnival', a single-day event outdoors at Alexandra Gardens featuring a huge line up of music, performances, participatory sports precinct, dog show, stalls, food, and so much more. The wonderful VV team are on site from 12.30pm-6.30pm that day to provide tailored individual and group tours to the blind and low vision community any time or pre-arranged. Call Nilgun before or on day to let us to know if you're coming along! Stay tuned to Midsumma Carnival webpage for full program which will be released closer to the date.
1 Feb 7.30pm 'Overflow' a hilarious and devastating tour of bathrooms, who is allowed in, who is kept out at The Fairfax, Arts Centre Melbourne with tactile tour 1 hour before show start. From internationally acclaimed writer and one of the UK's most prominent trans voices, Travis Alabanza (Burgerz).
3 Feb 11am to 4.30pm 'Midsumma Matters' at The Edge and the Atrium Fed Square, featuring 2 panels: Queer Performance and Future of Queer Arts, and audio described artworks and performance by Homophonic, all free.
4 Feb 11am to 2.30pm Pride March Audio Described on-site at Tram Stop 134 along Fitzroy Street, St. Kilda.
5 Feb 8pm 'Midsummica' at La Mama Courthouse, a showcase and celebration of LGBTQIA+ identities, disability, and neurodiversity through performance. VV describer guides in attendance to provide 1 on 1 descriptions and tour.
9 Feb 7.30pm 'Homophonic' at La Mama Courthouse, new classical music by LGBTQ+ composers. VV describer guides in attendance to provide 1 on 1 descriptions.
10 Feb 2pm 'Labyrinth' by the Forest Collective at Abbotsford Convent, a new dance-opera and piano concerto in the haunting corridors beneath Abbotsford Convent, an immersive theatrical experience, descending into the labyrinth of Greek myth, witnessing first-hand the ordeal of Theseus, Ariadne and her half-brother, the Minotaur. VV describer guides in attendance to provide 1 on 1 descriptions as the performance is roving.
Victorian Opera Season 2024 just announced featuring:
'Parrwang Lifts the Sky' Education Opera on Friday 10 May 10.30am with tactile tour 1 hour before show start. School groups, students and educators can email
Links to news, opportunities, articles and a variety of online audio described art works
Vitae Veritas presenting at Drama Victoria Conference 28 November 2023 called 'More Than Language- Audio Description in the Drama Classroom'