Other shortlisted practices 2014

Playback for ALL

The aim of the project is to make theatre more accessible for ALL – including people with visual and hearing impairment. In Playback Theatre visitors tell stories from their lives and watch the stories enacted on the stage. Playback for ALL integrates arts accessibility services such as audio description and theatrical interpretation into the Playback Theatre performance.

“Playback for ALL has allowed us to explore the possibilities in the artistry in ways we never expected.”

Janet TAM
About the practice at a glance
Name of Innovative Practice:Playback for ALL Performance
Organisation:Arts with the Disabled Association Hong Kong (ADAHK)
of origin
Hong Kong
Beneficiaries targeted Persons with and without disabilities
Approach/ model/ solution:Audio description and theatrical interpretation to make Playback Theatre accessible


  • the program has won the Innovative Program Award from VSA (Very Special Arts) in 2011
  • since the project was first started in 2009, 18 performances were given to 1854 visitors with and without disability

Ms. Janet TAM
4/F, Causeway Bay Community Centre,
7 Fook Yum Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
+(852) 2855 9548