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 and wheelchair ramps. Wheelchair spaces in both venues can be purchased with up to one companion seat. Patrons who purchase a wheelchair space must have their own wheelchair or walker to sit in for the duration of the performance. Companion seats may not be purchased without also purchasing a wheelchair space.

 


 

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.


2019/20 Audio described performance dates:
 

The Book of Will: June 26 at 8pm, June 27 at 8pm, June 28 at 2pm 

 

2020/21 Audio described performance dates:

Queen: July 31 at 8pm, August 1 at 8pm, August 2 at 2pm

Hershey Felder as Monsieur Chopin: September 18 at 8pm, September 19 at 8pm, September 20 at 2pm 

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner: October 30 at 8pm, October 31 at 8pm, November 1 at 2pm 

Sense and Sensibility (Dates subject to change): December 18 at 8pm, December 19 at 8pm, December 20 at 2pm 

The Lifespan of a Fact: February 5 at 8pm, February 6 at 8pm, February 7 at 2pm (2021)

Nan and the Lower Body: April 2 at 8pm, April 3 at 8pm, April 4 at 2pm (2021)

Man of La Mancha: April 23 at 8pm, April 24 at 8pm, April 25 at 2pm (2021)

Having Our SayThe Delany Sisters' First 100 Years: Jun 25 at 8pm, June 26 at 8pm, June 27 at 2pm (2021)

 


 

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.

 

 
2019/20 Open captioned performance dates:

 

The Book of Will: June 21 at 2pm & 7pm, June 24 at 2pm 

 

2020/21 Open captioned performance dates:

Queen: July 26 at 2pm & 7pm, July 29 at 2pm

Hershey Felder as Monsieur Chopin (Dates subject to change): September 13 at 2pm & 7pm, September 16 at 2pm

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner: October 25 at 2pm & 7pm, October 28 at 2pm

Sense and Sensibility (Dates subject to change): December 19 at 2pm & 7pm, December 20 at 2pm

The Lifespan of a FactJanuary 31 at 2pm & 7pm, February 3 at 2pm (2021)

Nan and the Lower Body: March 28 at 2pm & 7pm, March 31 at 2pm (2021)

Man of La Mancha: April 18 at 2pm & 7pm, April 21 at 2pm (2021)

Having Our SayThe Delany Sisters' First 100 Years: June 20 at 2pm & 7pm, June 23 at 2pm (2021)

 


 

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

 

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 650.941.0664 or visit their website today. pacifichearingservice.com.

  


 

SENSORY-FRIENDLY PERFORMANCES

TheatreWorks is committed to making theatre accessible to all, including our community's children and families living with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other sensory and social sensitivities. Sensory-friendly performances are designed to create an experience that can be shared and enjoyed by all.

Accommodations for these performances include:

  • A reduction in lighting and sound effects that may be considered jarring or startling
  • Modification of house lights during the performance
  • Patrons are free to talk or leave their seats during hte performance
  • Extra staff on hand at the theatre
  • A judgement-free, no-shush zone

 

Check back in 2020 for more Sensory Friendly Performances! 

Click here for our Sensory Friendly pre-visit guide!