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Auckland Arts Festival 2015 announces Blind/Deaf interpreted performances

February 11, 2015

Auckland Arts Festival 2015 is pleased to announce three of its shows will offer accessibility features for blind/deaf audience members.


The 8 March performance of Hīkoi will be audio described and interpreted, with a touch tour commencing at 2:30 pm, while the 9 March performance of The Mooncake and the Kūmara will also be audio described and interpreted, with a touch tour at 5.00 pm.

Finally, the 17 March performance of the Festival’s sizzling circus / cabaret, LIMBO, will be audio described, with a touch tour starting at 6.00 pm.

Click here for more information about booking one of these audio described or interpreted shows.

You can also visit the AAF website, or the Festival brochure, both of which include the following icons indicating signed and described performances:



AAF 2015 Blind/Deaf Accessible Programme Details


Hīkoi | The Mooncake and the Kūmara | LIMBO


Hīkoi: Rangatira, Q Theatre

The Mooncake and the Kūmara: Loft, Q Theatre

LIMBO: Paradiso Spiegeltent, Aotea Square


Hīkoi: 8 March 4.00pm – Tour at 2.30pm

The Mooncake and the Kūmara: 9 March 6.30pm – Tour at 5.00pm

LIMBO: 17 March 7.00pm – Tour at 6.00pm


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About Auckland Arts Festival 2015

Auckland Arts Festival (4 – 22 March) is Auckland’s premier festival of New Zealand and international arts. The globally recognised event celebrates people and culture, and showcases the unrivalled location, cultural diversity and vibrant energy of New Zealand’s largest city.

Auckland Arts Festival 2015 will be the seventh biennial Festival since 2003. Nearly 1.2 million people have attended the Festivals to date.

For nineteen days, in dozens of venues across Auckland, more than 100 world class shows, exhibitions and performers - both local and international – will astound, entertain and delight arts fanatics and Festival first-timers alike.

From 2016 the Festival will become an annual event.

Auckland Arts Festival receives core funding from Auckland Council Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau.