Audio Description

Pittsburgh's Cultural District is committed to making our performances and facilities available to all of our patrons. If you should have further questions, please call the box office. Audio Description is a service designed for use by the blind and visually impaired. A trained describer details the action, set, props, and costumes seen on stage for the benefit of the audience members. In other words, the describer interprets the visual elements that may be important to someone who cannot see them.

Audio Description IconAudio Description is available at select shows:

  • Select Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre performances
  • One performance of each PNC Broadway Across America Broadway show
  • Pittsburgh Opera, during Tuesday performances at the Benedum Center, at Pittsburgh CAPA (Creative and Performing Arts) School, and at the Pittsburgh Opera headquarters. Audio description service is also offered at Art Song Recitals and the Rising Stars concert at the Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters.
  • Other District Shows may be available upon request


If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask your ticketing representative or call the facility directly:


August Wilson Center: 412-258-2700
Benedum Center: 412-456-2600
Byham Theater: 412-456-1350
Harris Theater: 412-456-1350
Heinz Hall: 412-392-4900
O'Reilly Theater: 412-316-8200