Live Performances with Audio Description

Bring live performances and events to life with audio description.

There’s nothing like a live performance to transport you to a different place and time through the lighting, costumes and scenery. Yet if you’re visually impaired, you miss out on the visual pageantry of the show.

Cue audio description.

Audio description allows those with low vision to more fully enjoy live performances and events through a verbal description. A single earpiece is connected to a personal headset receiver that lets you listen to a trained audio describer verbally depict the action on stage as it happens. Only you will be able to hear the voice of the describer.

Though the service is offered free to visually impaired patrons, it must be requested in advance with ticket purchase.

Through Outlook Nebraska’s collaboration with different venues in Omaha and Lincoln, the generosity of our donors and grants from The Enrichment Foundation and the Gary and Mary West Foundation, we are pleased to enhance the live performance and event experience for our low vision clients and friends.

The following performances will offer audio description for those who need it. If you wish to use the service during another show, please call the venue to request it and purchase tickets at least two weeks in advance production.

Lofte Community Theatre
Pirates of Penzance | August 4, 2019 | 2 p.m.
Of Mice and Men | September 15, 2019 | 2 p.m.
The 39 Steps | October 20, 2019 | 2 p.m.
In-laws, Outlaws and Others (That Should Be Shot) | December 15, 2019 | 2 p.m.

The Orpheum Theatre
Hamilton | September 14, 2019 | 2 p.m.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory | November 9, 2019 | 2 p.m.
Jesus Christ Superstar | December 14, 2019 | 2 p.m.
Les Miserable | January 18, 2020 | 2 p.m.
Bronx Tale | February 15, 2020 | 2 p.m.
Stomp | February 29, 2020 | 2 p.m.
Dear Evan Hansen | March 21, 2020 | 2 p.m.
Lion King | April 25, 2020 | 2 p.m.
Anastasia | June 6, 2020 | 2 p.m.

Audio Described Movie Nights at Outlook Nebraska | 4125 S. 72nd St.
These are FREE events and require no registration. Movies start at 7 p.m. and doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Batman (the original 1989) | July 20, 2019
Singing in the Rain | August 17, 2019
Planet of the Apes | September 21, 2019
Psycho | October 19, 2019
The Sound of Music | November 16, 2019
Miracle on 34th Street | December 21, 2019

Enter for a chance to win discounted tickets to many of the shows listed above!

Join us for audio described movies at Outlook Nebraska!

  • All movies will start at 7pm at Outlook Nebraska, 4125 S. 72nd Street, Omaha.
  • No registration is required, but there are only 24 headsets available, so will be on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Sighted companions and family members are welcome to attend.
  • Set MOBY pick up for 10pm

2018 Movie Schedule

October – Rear Window
November 17 – Planes, Trains and Automobiles
December 15 – National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

For more information, contact Lisa Kelly at (402) 614-3331

Join us for Lancers hockey with Audio Description!
We look forward to seeing you in the 2019 season!