Accessibility

 

TheatreWorks strives to create an environment that is accessible for all members of our community.
The following services are available to assist patrons with limited mobility, visual impairments, and hearing loss.

 

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS

Both the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts and the Lucie Stern Theatre offer accessible parking, wheelchair ramps, and specially-priced ADA-plus-companion seating.

 

AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCES

Audio description is a verbal commentary that tells patrons who are visually impaired what is happening on the stage during the parts of the performance where there is no dialogue.

Audio described performance dates:
Calligraphy: Mar 31 @ 8pm, Apr 1 @ 8pm, Apr 2 @ 2pm
Rags: Apr 28 @ 8pm, Apr 29 @ 8pm, Apr 30 @ 2pm
Hershey Felder, BEETHOVEN:  Jun 30 @ 8pm, Jul 1 @ 8pm, Jul 2 @ 2pm

 

OPEN CAPTIONED PERFORMANCES

Open captioning is a text display of words and sounds heard during an event, and is provided for patrons with hearing loss. The display is positioned in such a way that 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 or her seat. Caption seating is available for best viewing of the screen.

 

Open captioned performance dates:
Calligraphy: Mar 26 @ 2pm and 7pm, Mar 29 @ 2pm
Rags: Apr 23 @ 2pm and 7pm, Apr 26 @ 2pm
Hershey Felder, BEETHOVEN: June 25 @ 2pm and 7pm, June 28 @ 2pm

 

ASSISTIVE LISTENING DEVICES

Both of our venues offer assistive listening devices in the lobby prior to performance. No advance reservations required.

Instruction pamphlets are available to provide you with helpful tips on how to best use your hearing aid or assistive listening device. They are available in the lobby, or download them here:

Tips for using personal auxilary devices at the MVCPA

Tips for using personal auxilary devices at the Lucie Stern Theatre

 

SCRIPTS

We have scripts of the play available to read prior to your performance. To request a script, email boxoffice@theatreworks.org.

 

DO YOU HAVE TROUBLE HEARING?

We have partnered with Pacific Hearing Service to help create the best possible audio experience for our communities. If you have questions or concerns about hearing loss, we encourage you to call their office at 650.249.4088 or visit their website today. pacifichearingservice.com.