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Harry Potter – Live and Audio-Described!

Harry Potter – Live and Audio-Described!

Is it time to go back to school, return in-person to the LightHouse, or head off to Hogwarts? Well, this August, LightHouse participants of all ages get the chance to do it all! Just around the time that most are going back to school, and as the LightHouse Community Services team gears up for in-person fall programs, our program team invites you to join us for an audio-described live performance of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

A few weeks ago, our team was able to participate in a sneak-preview of the Harry Potter live and audio-described performance, and here’s what Adult Programs Coordinator, Maia Scott, had to say about the show:

“The play was full of live-action wand dueling, pyrotechnic magic, aerial dementors and a dynamic plot line that kept all six of us on the edge of our seats. We took Gala Pro for a test drive, an app the theater is using to provide audio descriptions for all shows. We also had the opportunity to meet Brett Baker, our new best friend in charge of group ticketing, who is organizing the forthcoming haptic Harry for the LightHouse, to share thoughts, ideas, and ask questions. Youth Program Coordinator, Jamey Gump, put it best, “the play kept alive the magic of the Harry Potter stories and the Wizarding World in general.’ Even our team members who didn’t read all the books several times and just caught a film or two came away smiling and fulfilled. So, without further ado, here’s a fantastic opportunity for the LightHouse community at large to experience the magic!”

Who: LightHouse participants and staff of all ages and one guest. Please note – our ticket numbers are limited, and students of the LightHouse will be given priority

What: Haptic tour and audio-described theatrical performance of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

When: Thursday, August 18th from 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm – including Haptic Tour, social time with snacks, and the play itself (the runtime for the play is 3.5 hours with an 18-minute intermission)

Where: The Curran Theater, located @ 445 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Cost: $76 per person (including: ticket and charcuterie snack box)

RSVP: Sign-ups will be taken on a first- come, first- serve basis starting 9:00 am Monday June 27 and will wrap up on Friday July 29. Please email us at CommunityServices@LightHouse-sf.org to secure your ticket.

Learn more about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child..

To access the audio description for this play we will be using the Gala Pro application. If you have not used this app before, we would encourage you to download the app to your smart phone prior to arriving. The theater will have a very limited number of devices they can check out to those that do not.