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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.

Phantom of the Opera |12/01/2018 | 2:00 PM | Orpheum Theater | Register for Discounted Tickets
Elf the Musical | 12/15/2018 | 2:00 PM | The Rose Theatre
Aladdin | 1/26/2019 | 2:00 PM | Orpheum Theater
Curious Incident | 01/26/2019 | 7:30 PM | Omaha Community Playhouse
Return to Niobrara | 02/2/2019 | 2:00 PM | The Rose Theatre
Mice and Men | 02/16/2019 | 7:30 PM | Omaha Community Playhouse
On Your Feet | 03/02/2019 | 2:00 PM | Orpheum Theater
Doll Maker’s Gift | 03/2/2019 | The Rose Theatre
Come From Away | 03/30/2019 | 2:00 PM | Orpheum Theater
Bridges | 03/9/2019 | 7:30 PM | Omaha Community Playhouse
Winnie the Pooh | 03/30/2019 | 2:00 PM | The Rose Theatre
One Man, Two Guvnors | 04/13/2019 | 7:30 PM | Omaha Community Playhouse
Dragons Love Tacos | 05/4/2019 | 2:00 PM | The Rose Theatre
Men on Boats | 05/11/2019 | 7:30 PM | Omaha Community Playhouse
Miss Saigon | 06/01/2019 | 2:00 PM | Orpheum Theater
Ragtime | 06/8/2019 | 7:30 PM | Omaha Community Playhouse
Matilda | 06/15/2019 | 2:00 PM | The Rose Theatre

Enter for a chance to win $7 tickets to Omaha Community Playhouse through Outlook!

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!

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