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Accessibility

A.R.T. is dedicated to providing quality arts experiences for everyone.
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Accessibility at the Loeb Drama Center

64 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

The theater is fully wheelchair accessible with an automatic door from the sidewalk located near the corner of Brattle and Hilliard Streets. The lobby and entrance to the theater are at sidewalk level.

Rows that can be accessed without using stairs: The theater can be configured multiple ways: in Proscenium, HH and row A; in Half and Thrust, row A. (Please call for tickets)

Restrooms: An all-gender, wheelchair-accessible bathroom is located to the left as you face Ticket Services in the front lobby (ushers or reception desk personnel will direct you).

Hearing: The theater is equipped with an infrared amplification system for the hard of hearing. Headsets and accompanying headphones are available at the information desk. For patrons with a telecoil hearing aid, headsets and loops are also available – please set your personal hearing device to the “t” setting.

Vision: There is no obstructed view in the Loeb Drama Center. We provide large print programs at every production and you can pick one up at our reception desk.

Accessibility at OBERON

OBERON is fully wheelchair accessible via the main entrance on Massachusetts Avenue and there is a ramp from Mount Auburn St. to the Massachusetts Ave. entrance.

Restrooms: All-gender wheelchair-accessible bathrooms are located to the right at the end of the hall in the front lobby (ushers or Ticket Services personnel will direct you).

Inquiries are welcome at [email protected].

Access Performances

Purchase your tickets for our Audio Described, Open Captioned, ASL Interpreted, or Sensory Friendly performances via phone at 617.547.8300, in person at our Ticket Services Office, or by email at [email protected] and let the customer service representative know which performances you are interested in. Ticket Services hours are Tuesday – Sunday, noon – 5PM or until 1/2 hour prior to curtain.

The Black Clown

Audio Described: September 16 at 2PM and September 21 at 7:30PM
Open Captioned: September 20 at 7:30PM and September 23 at 2PM

ExtraOrdinary

Open Captioned: November 29 at 7:30PM

There will be no Audio Described performance, but a pre-show audio description recording is available.

Listen to pre-show audio description

Barber Shop Chronicles

ASL Interpreted: January 2 at 7:30PM and January 5 at 2PM
Audio Described: December 21 at 7:30PM and December 22 at 2PM
Open Captioned: December 20 at 7:30PM and December 22 at 2PM

Othello

ASL Interpreted: February 3 at 2PM and February 6 at 7:30PM
Audio Described: February 2 at 2PM and February 8 at 7:30PM
Open Captioned: February 2 at 2PM and February 7 at 7:30PM

Endlings

ASL Interpreted: March 13 at 7:30PM and March 17 at 2PM
Audio Described: March 15 at 7:30PM and March 16 at 2PM
Open Captioned: March 14 at 7:30PM and March 16 at 2PM

We Live in Cairo

ASL Interpreted: June 9 at 2PM and June 12 at 7:30PM
Audio Described: June 8 at 2PM and June 14 at 7:30PM
Open Captioned: June 8 at 2PM and June 13 at 7:30PM

What is ASL Interpretation?

American Sign Language (ASL) is a visual language. With signing, the brain processes linguistic information through the eyes. The shape, placement, and movement of the hands, as well as facial expressions and body movements, all play important parts in conveying information.

Sign language is not a universal language – each country has its own sign language, and regions have dialects, much like the many languages spoken all over the world. Like any spoken language, ASL is a language with its own unique rules of grammar and syntax. Like all languages, ASL is a living language that grows and changes over time.

ASL is used predominantly in the United States and in many parts of Canada. ASL is accepted by many high schools, colleges, and universities in fulfillment of modern and “foreign” language academic degree requirements across the United States.

Learn more at the National Association of the Deaf website

American Sign Language (ASL) is a visual language. With signing, the brain processes linguistic information through the eyes. The shape, placement, and movement of the hands, as well as facial expressions and body movements, all play important parts in conveying information.

Sign language is not a universal language – each country has its own sign language, and regions have dialects, much like the many languages spoken all over the world. Like any spoken language, ASL is a language with its own unique rules of grammar and syntax. Like all languages, ASL is a living language that grows and changes over time.

ASL is used predominantly in the United States and in many parts of Canada. ASL is accepted by many high schools, colleges, and universities in fulfillment of modern and “foreign” language academic degree requirements across the United States.

Learn more at the National Association of the Deaf website

What is Audio Description?

Audio description helps to ensure that people who are blind or have low vision enjoy equal access to performances. Before the show, a trained describer details the visual elements of the production (costumes, set, props). A.R.T. staff provides a “Touch Tour” where patrons can familiarize themselves first-hand with the textures, materials, props, and costumes used in the production. During the performance, a trained describer inserts descriptions of critical visual elements: actions, appearance of characters, body language, costumes, settings, lighting, etc. Descriptions are delivered through a wireless earphone allowing people who are blind or have low vision to sit anywhere in the audience.

Audio description helps to ensure that people who are blind or have low vision enjoy equal access to performances. Before the show, a trained describer details the visual elements of the production (costumes, set, props). A.R.T. staff provides a “Touch Tour” where patrons can familiarize themselves first-hand with the textures, materials, props, and costumes used in the production. During the performance, a trained describer inserts descriptions of critical visual elements: actions, appearance of characters, body language, costumes, settings, lighting, etc. Descriptions are delivered through a wireless earphone allowing people who are blind or have low vision to sit anywhere in the audience.

What is Open Captioning?

Open captioning is a text display of words and sounds heard during an event. The display is positioned in such a way that it is open for anyone to see in a particular seating area. It is considered passive assistance, a service that is there to use or ignore. No one is labeled as needing the captioning with special equipment required at his/her seat.

Learn more at the Theatre Development Fund

Open captioning is a text display of words and sounds heard during an event. The display is positioned in such a way that it is open for anyone to see in a particular seating area. It is considered passive assistance, a service that is there to use or ignore. No one is labeled as needing the captioning with special equipment required at his/her seat.

Learn more at the Theatre Development Fund

What is Sensory Friendly?

Sensory Friendly performances welcome all children, teachers, families, and community members with autism or other sensory sensitivities.

Sensory Friendly performances welcome all children, teachers, families, and community members with autism or other sensory sensitivities.