City of Perth Christmas Nativity: AUSLAN, audio described and assistive-listening event

Share in the story of Christmas, brought to life on stage with over a hundred performers, live animals and Christmas carols, in the stunning surrounds of the Supreme Court Gardens.

Pack a picnic or grab your favorite City retailer takeaway on your way down to Supreme Court Gardens.

For the comfort of all, there will be designated areas for ACROD, picnic rugs, low chairs and high chairs.


Friday 20 and Saturday 21 December
Supreme Court Gardens
4pm: Grounds open
6:30pm – 7:20pm: Pre-show entertainment
7:30pm – 8:30pm: Main show

Keep the magic alive by visiting the Christmas Lights Trail after the show.

DADAA will offer live Audio Description services for this show, as well as Assistive Listening via the Sennheiser MobileConnect app (available for iOS and Android). Download the app and connect to the DADAA WiFi network (available at the event) with your own mobile device. Please bring your own headphones.

There will also be an accessible area which is will provide a safe space for people with disability and their families.

Free | Bookings essential | email: or 0400 111 018

Little Green Thumb Workshops

Free Children’s Workshops

DADAA is proud to partner with the City of Perth on a fun workshop program for little ones! Featuring various garden and spring-themed workshops, learn about the Noongar seasons, make a terrarium mini-garden, get up close to some garden critters and much more!

DADAA Artsworkers will be in attendance to help young people with disability and their families in this special workshop series.

Wednesday 2 October 2019 (closed session for young people with disability and their families)
2 – 3pm
Forrest Place, Perth City

FREE, but bookings essential! To book contact

City of Perth Winter Fest Theatre

Warm Up with Winter Arts

Our Access All Arts program will warm-up the Winter School Holidays at the City of Perth’s Winter Fest Theatre. A variety of shows will dazzle young and old audiences with plate spinning, acrobatics, comedy, rope experts, musical storytelling, magicians, amazing circus talent and more!

DADAA is audio describing and Auslan interpreting a bunch of shows for this cosy festival. Choose your shows from the program, then book with DADAA for audio described shows and tactile tours.
6 21 July, FREE.

There’s also a great sensory session for children with autism and visual impairments coming up. Water Wildlife Up Close will allow children to meet a shark, sea stars, urchins, turtles, frogs and other sea creatures. Thursday 11 July, 10.30–11am, Carillon City. Book through DADAA.

Hatched National Graduate Show: Tactile Tour

about the event

Since 1992, the Hatched National Graduate Show has presented the work of over one thousand artists alongside that of their national peers in this unique showcase of emergent talent. Many of Australia’s most successful artistic careers have been launched this way. The show is held at PICA in the Perth Cultural Centre precinct.

As part of Hatched Open Day, DADAA will collaborate with PICA to offer a free guided tactile tour for people who are blind or vision impaired. The tactile tour allows people who are blind of vision impaired to explore contemporary art through informed discussion and by touching selected objects and materials from the Hatched show.

Companions and carers welcome.

Find out more about this year’s Hatched on the PICA website.

date and time

Date: Saturday 4 May 2019
Time: 12.15pm – 1.00pm
Venue: PICA Galleries
Cost: FREE but you must RSVP by calling 9228 6300 or emailing

Image: Dennis Golding, Empowering Identity (still), 2018, two-channel video (Image supplied)

Disney on Ice: Audio Described show

Disney On Ice celebrates MICKEY and FRIENDS

Audio Described Show: Monday 3 June 2019, 11:00 am at RAC Arena

Grab your mouse ears and get ready for the ultimate interactive event at Disney On Ice celebrates Mickey and Friends.

For the first time ever, see fearless Moana on a high-seas adventure with demigod Maui. Follow the unforgettable Dory through the unexplored seas of the Pacific Ocean, join the Toy Story pals on an exciting adventure and discover true love with Elsa and Anna.

Buckle in for the emotional rollercoaster of Inside Out and “Live Your Story” alongside Disney Princesses as they inspire all to celebrate their favourite Disney memories in this commemoration of 90 years of Mickey Mouse.

Visit Disney On Ice for more information and to view a clip of the show.

Venue:  RAC Arena, 700 Wellington Street, Perth

Date: 3 June 2019

Day: Monday

Time: 11:00 am

Cost:  $66 + service / delivery fee

*Market pricing applies on all tickets and are subject to change without notice. Ticket price includes GST and Booking/Inside Fee. An additional $6.00 Transaction Fee applies.

Ticket Information and How to Book

Bookings open 9am, Tuesday 19 March 2019 and close 5pm, Friday 3 May. Please get your bookings in if you are interested in attending this AD show.

The offer will be open for these 6 weeks only.

Tickets can be purchased by calling the National Group Booking line 1300 364 001 between 9am – 5pm AEST Monday to Friday.

Please email once you have bought your tickets.

You are required to quote the code word: MAGIC19 so Ticketek knows to access holds for AD patrons from their limited VIP allocation.

You must specify how many Audio Description headsets you require with your booking. There are only 25 headsets available for this show.

You will receive details regarding the meeting point/ headset collection information via email ahead of the show.

If you require more information please contact Jacqueline Homer from DADAA at Tel: 9430 6616, Mobile: 0400111018 or Email:

What GIFs?

DADAA presents What GIFs? workshop as part of Youth Week KickstART Festival

Celebrate your alter-ego and nurture your creativity in our claymation workshop, where participants will create their own accessible and animated Graphic Interchange Formats (GIFs).

In this pop-up animation studio, participants will create a short 20-frame animation video. Using claymation GIFs, they will explore their identity through a cartoon-like alter ego. Gathered together, these GIFs will produce a mosaic of pastiche portraits. What GIFs? explores the potential of clay and natural materials to spark imagination.

DADAA will be facilitating the workshop, which is free of charge and suitable for young people between the ages of 12 and 26.

Find out details and how to register here.

About the Youth Week WA KickstART Festival

Now in its ninth consecutive year, the Youth Week WA KickstART Festival offers young people aged 12 – 26 an extensive range of free workshops, performances, exhibitions, talks, special events, and new initiatives for 2019.

The Youth Week WA KickstART Festival 2019 is presented by Propel Youth Arts WA, and is funded by the State Government of Western Australia. The KickstART Festival is also supported by Lotterywest, the City of Perth, and the Perth Theatre Trust.

Inclusive Workshops

Performing Arts Workshop Series

Play, perform, participate and get paid in these inclusive workshops coming to Perth for only 2 days!

The disability-led research project Disability and the Performing Arts in Australia: Beyond the Social Model is travelling to arts hubs around Australia and holding open workshops for Deaf artists and artists with disability.

The workshop series is open to artists from across the performing arts. It aims to have fun, share creative energies and raise national profiles for artists. Each artist gets a $150 cash card for participating.

Email Kathryn Duncan for more information and to book.

Thursday 21 and Friday 22 February, 12 – 4pm
Community Room in Northbridge Piazza, Perth

Perth Festival – The Nature of Why

The Nature of Why

DADAA is pleased to support The Nature of Why in this year’s Perth Festival. This exciting performance celebrates the transformative power of music and dance, merging contemporary movement and live orchestral music with joyous intensity.

It’s an epic creative undertaking that features choreography by Caroline Bowditch, direction by Charles Hazelwood and live music from the Perth Symphony Orchestra and the British Paraorchestra – the world’s only large-scale ensemble for professional disabled musicians.

Sounds great? Tickets now available on the Perth Festival website

The Nature of Why
at State Theatre Centre of WA
21 – 23 February 2019

You Know We Belong Together

Restaging of 2018 Perth Festival Hit!

You Know We Belong Together – the hit of the 2018 Perth Festival – is being restaged for an encore performance by the Black Swan State Theatre Company. It’s your chance to see this wonderful production for the first time … or to revisit this evocative personal story developed by actor Julia Hales with Finn O’Branagain and Clare Watson.


We have a fantastic special ticket offer for DADAA friends – 40% off the standard price! To book, visit Black Swan’s website, click Buy Tickets, choose your session time and use the discount code BELONG when completing your purchase. Don’t miss out on seeing this wonderful production!

You Know We Belong Together
Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of WA
20 – 31 March 2019 (excluding Sunday 24 and Monday 25 March)

New Year’s Eve in the City: Audio Described and Assistive-Listening Event

about the event

Welcome in the new year within the heart of Northbridge! With an array of free family entertainment on offer including street performers, live music across two stages, and a spectacular midnight fireworks display, Northbridge is the place to be when farewelling 2018.

For people who are blind or vision-impaired, DADAA will be audio describing several family friendly events between 7 and 9pm at two different venues: Northbridge Piazza Stage and Cultural Centre Stage. You must bring your own headphones to connect to our Audio Description service.

At the Northbridge Piazza Stage only, DADAA will also be providing Assistive Listening via the Sennheiser MobileConnect app (available for iOS and Android). Download the app and connect to the DADAA WiFi network (available at the event) with your own mobile device. Please bring your own headphones.

There will be Auslan interpreters at both events.

As this is a large public event, we will be located in a cordoned-off area, making this a comfortable space for people with disability, including for children with ASD and their families.

For more, visit the City of Perth website.

Northbridge Piazza Stage:

7pm: the Lulus
7.30pm: Mr Jim’s Magic Show
8.15pm: Bizircus
9pm: Early countdown to the New Year for families.

Cultural Centre Stage:

7pm: Rock n Toddle
8.15pm: The Sprites
9pm: Kids countdown to the New Year for families.

Bookings are essential as spaces are limited.

To book or for further information, please provide us with the number of people attending and your access requirement. Also let us know which of the two venues you’d like to attend.

Email: or call 0400 111 018.

We will then send you an email confirmation about when and where to meet.