The Kentucky Center for the Arts award-winning Access Services program will be providing Caption Theater and Audio Description for the Kentucky Shakespeare's summer season at Central Park. These services provide access for people with visual and hearing disabilities.
Audio Description is provided for patrons who have vision loss. Describers provide a live, objective, descriptive delivery of the visual elements of a performance in between the dialogue and/or music via a small FM receiver.
Caption Theater is provided for patrons who have hearing loss. The audible elements are shown on an LED sign, in real time, as each line is spoken or sung.
The services will be available for the following performances this season:
Much Ado About Nothing
Thursday, June 8 at 8:00 PM (Rain Date: June 9th at 8PM)
Thursday, June 22 at 8:00 PM (Rain Date: June 23rd at 8PM)
Thursday, July 6th at 8:00 PM (Rain Date: July 7th at 8PM)
If a service is cancelled for weather related reasons, the equipment will not be used if it is raining. Updates will be posted on The Kentucky Center Facebook page by 4pm to notify patrons who rely on these services. The services will then be provided on the scheduled rain date.
All productions take place at the C. Douglas Ramey Amphitheater, 1340 S. 4th St. Pre-show entertainment begins at 7:15 p.m. with plays at 8 p.m., unless otherwise noted. Kentucky Central Park is located in the heart of Old Louisville's historic preservation district, at the corner of Fourth & Magnolia Streets. The amphitheater seats up to 1,000 audience members, with additional seating available on the lawn right and left of the audience.