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. We've partnered with Gravity to provide audio description for specific performances. During the show, professionals will provide clear and engaging descriptions of the meaningful visual details of the performance via individual headsets. To utilize the service, please pre-register through our Box Office (650.463.1960 or boxoffice@theatreworks.org) when you buy your ticket, as the service includes a pre-show talk thirty minutes before the performance.


Little Shop of Horrors: Saturday, December 17 @ 8pm / Friday, December 23 @ 8pm / Saturday, December 24 @ 2pm

In Every Generation: Friday, February 10 @ 8pm / Saturday, February 11 @ 8pm / Sunday, February 12 @ 2pm

Fannie: Friday, March 31 @ 8pm / Saturday, April 1 @ 8pm / Sunday, April 2 @ 2pm

A Distinct Society: Friday, April 28 @ 8pm / Saturday, April 29 @ 8pm / Sunday, April 30 @ 2pm

Steel Magnolias: Friday, June 30 @ 8pm / Saturday, July 1 @ 8pm / Sunday, July 2 @ 2pm

Alice Bliss: Friday, August 4 @ 8pm / Saturday, August 5 @ 8pm / Sunday, August 6 @ 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. We've partnered with c2 Caption Coalition to offer live performance captioning for specific performances. During the show, a screen displaying all dialogue and sound-effects helps patrons follow the action no matter what level of hearing they have. The screen is visible throughout the theatre, but most visible to seats on the right-hand side of the auditorium, towards the front.

 

Little Shop of Horrors: Sunday, December 18 @ 2pm & 7pm / Wednesday, December 21 @ 2pm

In Every Generation: Sunday, February 5 @ 2pm & 7pm / Wednesday, February 8 @ 2pm

Fannie: Sunday, March 26 @ 2pm & 7pm / Wednesday, March 29 @ 2pm

A Distinct Society: Sunday, April 23 @ 2pm & 7pm / Wednesday, April 26 @ 2pm

Steel Magnolias: Sunday, June 25 @ 2pm & 7pm / Wednesday, June 28 @ 2pm

Alice Bliss: Sunday, July 30 @ 2pm & 7pm / Wednesday, August 2 @ 2pm

 

 


 

ASL INTERPRETED PERFORMANCES

The following performances will include American Sign Language interpretation:

 

Little Shop of Horrors: Tuesday, December 13 @ 7:30pm

In Every Generation: Tuesday, January 31 @ 7:30pm

Fannie: Tuesday, March 21 @ 7:30pm

A Distinct Society: Tuesday, April 18 @ 7:30pm

Steel Magnolias: Tuesday, June 20 @ 7:30pm

Alice Bliss: Tuesday, July 25 @ 7:30pm

 


 

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 auxiliary devices at the MVCPA

Tips for using personal auxiliary 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.