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.

2018/19 Audio described performance dates:

Fun Home: October 26 at 8pm, October 27 at 8pm, October 28 at 2pm.

Tuck Everlasting: November 21 at 8pm, November 22 at 8pm, November 23 at 2pm.

Frost/Nixon: February 8 at 8pm, February 9 at 8pm, February 10 at 2pm.

Marie and Rosetta: March 29 at 8pm, March 30 at 8pm, March 31 at 2pm.

Hershey Felder: A Paris Love Story: April 26 at 8pm, April 27 at 8pm, April 28 at 2pm.

Archduke: Jun 28 at 8pm, June 29 at 8pm, June 30 at 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.

2018/19 Open captioned performance dates:

Fun Home: October 21 at 2pm & 7pm, October 24 at 2pm.

Tuck Everlasting: December 16 at 2pm & 7pm, December 19 at 2pm.

Frost/Nixon: February 3 at 2pm & 7pm, February 6 at 2pm.

Marie and Rosetta: March 24 at 2pm & 7pm, March 27 at 2pm.

Hershey Felder: April 21 at 2pm & 7pm, April 24 at 2pm.

Archduke: June 23 at 2pm & 7pm, June 26 at 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

 

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.