With the aid of audio description, which renders visual events on stage more perceivable for blind and visually impaired spectators, Schauspiel Leipzig has been accessible for a larger proportion of the city’s inhabitants and guests since December 2013. Every month, there is at least one performance with live audio description.
Especially trained non-sighted and sighted authors are gradually expanding their repertoire and have made Schauspiel Leipzig the first German-language theatre with a continually increasing range of services to promote social inclusion. Since 2013, there have been almost 60 performances with more than 450 blind and visually impaired visitors.
In October 2015, the barrier-free accesses to Schauspiel Leipzig were augmented by a tactile guidance system, including an attention strip leading into the building, handrails and relief plaques on the ground floor and in the stalls.