Auslan Interpreted Performance

Auslan Shadow Interpreting

Shadow-interpreting incorporates the interpreters into the onstage action with stage direction & costumes, rather than having them stand on the side of stage; resulting in a much more comprehensive theatre-going experience for deaf and hard-of-hearing children and their families.

Opera Australia has been developing this program with Deaf Children Australia since 2010. This exciting program was first delivered through Opera Australia's primary schools tour in Victoria, expanding into NSW for the first time in 2014.

Opera Australia allocates dates each year to provide Auslan Shadow Interpreted performances. For more information, contact

In 2013 Opera Australia was the Victorian winner of the Creative Partnerships Australia Arts Access Award for this program. And in 2014, Opera Australia was a finalist in the National Disability Awards for the Improving Inclusive and Accessible Communities Award.


AUSLAN Shadow Interpreting

AUSLAN Shadow Interpreting


2013 Winner Victoria Creative Partnerships Arts Access Award

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