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Accessibility

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 in the Watts Theatre 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 18-19 Audio Described performance dates include:

The Theatre School at DePaul University
2350 N Racine Ave (at Fullerton)
She Kills Monsters | Sunday, November 11 (2 PM)
A Dybbuk or Between Two Worlds | Sunday, February 24 (2 PM)
Oresteia | Sunday, May 12 (2 PM) 

Chicago Playworks for Families & Young Audiences
Merle Reskin Theatre, 60 E. Balbo (at Michigan)
(Touch Tours are not available for Chicago Playworks shows.)
The Wong Kids in the Secret of the Space Chupacabra, Go! | Tuesday, October 23 (10 AM)
Go, Dog. Go! | Thursday, January 31 (10 AM)
Jane of the Jungle | Tuesday, May 7 (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 18-19 ASL Interpreted performance dates include:

The Theatre School at DePaul University
2350 N Racine Ave (at Fullerton)
She Kills Monsters | Thursday, November 8 (7:30 PM)
A Dybbuk or Between Two Worlds | Friday, February 22 (7:30 PM)
Oresteia | Friday, May 10 (7:30 PM) 

Chicago Playworks for Families & Young Audiences
Merle Reskin Theatre, 60 E. Balbo (at Michigan)
The Wong Kids in the Secret of the Space Chupacabra, Go! | Thursday, October 25 (10 AM) & Sunday, October  28 (2PM)
Go, Dog. Go! | Friday, February 1 (10 AM) & Sunday, February 3 (2 PM)
Jane of the Jungle | Thursday, May 9 (10 AM) & Saturday, May 11 (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 18-19 Sensory Friendly performance dates include:​

Go, Dog. Go! | Sunday, February 16 (2PM)
​​​​Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences
Merle Reskin Theatre, 60 E. Balbo (at Michigan)

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