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Accessibility

A special welcome from Alumnus Aaron Kubey!

Accessibility Services and Interpreted Performances

If you require wheelchair accessible and/or companion seating, or have any other hearing or vision needs, please let us know when you reserve your tickets so that we can make sure your visit to our theatre is an excellent one. Discounted tickets are available for patrons with disabilities and their guests. iPod captioning devices are available free of charge upon request for closed captioning at all of our performances on the Fullerton Stage and in the Healy Theatre.

Audio Description & Touch Tour

Designated performances throughout our season will include a live audio-description of the visual and physical events on-stage for patrons who are blind or have low vision. We also invite you to join us that day for a pre-performance touch tour, which begins at 6 PM for evening performances, and at 12:30 PM for matinee performances.   The touch tour will include information about the characters and design choices that add to the world of the play. Programs are available in Braille, large print, and audio formats. Please indicate interest in the touch tour when you order your tickets. Call our Box Office at 773.325.7900.

Designated 17-18 Audio Described performance dates include:

The Theatre School at DePaul University
2350 N Racine Ave (at Fullerton)
Into the Woods | Friday, November 10 (7:30 PM)
Native Son | Sunday, February 18 (2 PM)
Three Sisters | Sunday, April 22 (2 PM)
Growing Up Blue | Saturday, May 26 (7:30 PM)

Chicago Playworks for Families & Young Audiences
Merle Reskin Theatre, 60 E. Balbo (at Michigan)
(Touch Tours are not available for Chicago Playworks shows.)
Augusta and Noble | Thursday, November 2 (10 AM)
Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook | Thursday, February 8 (10 AM)
The Cat in the Hat | Thursday, May 5 (10 AM)

Performances Interpreted in American Sign Language & ASSISTIVE Listening Devices

Designated performances throughout our season will be interpreted in American Sign Language. Call TTY 773.325.7975. We also offer ListenUp! and Sennheiser personal listening devices for each performance. These assistive listening devices are available free of charge to patrons upon request.

Designated 17-18 ASL Interpreted performance dates include:

The Theatre School at DePaul University
2350 N Racine Ave (at Fullerton)
Into the Woods | Friday, November 10 (7:30 PM)
Native Son | Thursday, February 15 (7:30 PM)
Three Sisters | Friday, April 20 (7:30 PM)
Growing Up Blue | Thursday, May 24 (7:30 PM)

Chicago Playworks for Families & Young Audiences
Merle Reskin Theatre, 60 E. Balbo (at Michigan)
Augusta and Noble | Friday, November 3 (10 AM) & Saturday, November 4 (2PM)
Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook | Friday, February 9 (10 AM) & Saturday, February 10 (2 PM)
The Cat in the Hat | Friday, May 11 (10 AM) & Saturday, May 12 (2 PM)

Sensory Friendly Performances

Sensory friendly performance accommodations include reduced sound and lighting cues and some added light in the house of the theatre to welcome guests with sensory sensitivities.  
A social narrative and adapted teacher guide will be available prior to the performance. 

Designated 17-18 Sensory Friendly performance dates include:​

Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences
Merle Reskin Theatre, 60 E. Balbo (at Michigan)
The Cat in the Hat | Sunday, May 6 (2PM)
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