Baltimore Center Stage: Accessibility

Accessibility


Accessibility

Baltimore Center Stage is welcoming and accessible to all patrons and is fully ADA-compliant. We offer a variety of services for patrons who request audio, visual, mobility , and sensory accommodations.

If you have a need that isn’t addressed below, please call us at 410.332.0033 (Maryland Relay 711 or VER) or email us at access@centerstage.org.

 

Mobility

Wheelchair & Mobility Access

All of our performance spaces are fully accessible for patrons with mobility needs. A wheelchair is available for use upon request. Our main entrance has a gently sloping ramp that provides access to our lobby. To purchase wheelchair or wheelchair companion seats, choose the performance you wish to attend and on the Select Your Seat map, look for seats with a note marked wheelchair.

Visual Assistance

Audio Description & TOUCH TOURS

For patrons with visual impairments, we offer Audio Description, which provides an objective description of the non-verbal action on stage. Headsets are available from the Box Office at no charge with a photo ID. 

We have scheduled Audio Description for select performances of all our Main Stage shows. We can also provide Audio Description services for any performance if given at least three days advance notice. Contact the Box Office to make a request.

Preceding performances that are Audio Described, Touch Tours will be offered.  Touch Tours are tactile tours that allow patrons to touch costume pieces, sets, and/or props used in the show as well as conversation with Production, Artistic, and/or Dramaturgy. 

Audio Described Performances with Touch Tours 

The Christians
Sun, Oct 1 at 2 and 7:30 pm

Shakespeare in Love
Sun, Nov 19 at 2 and 7:30 pm

Lookingglass Alice
Sun, Dec 17 at 2 and 7:30 pm

Skeleton Crew
Sun, Feb 18 at 2 and 7:30 pm

George Orwell's Animal Farm
Sun, Mar 18 at 2 and 7:30 pm

TBA
Sun, May 27 at 2 and 7:30 pm

 

Large Print Programs

Large print programs are available at no extra change for Mainstage performances at the Box Office.

Braille Programs

Braille programs are available at no charge for Mainstage performances at the Box Office.

Audio Assistance

Assistive Listening

We have upgraded the assistive listening devices for our Pearlstone Theater. These personal devices amplify and clarify sound. Headphones and T-Coil loops are available. Devices are available for any performance, and can be checked out at the Box Office at no cost with a photo ID.

Maryland Relay Service

We are happy to accept Maryland Relay Service calls and VER through our Box Office (410.332.0033) and Administrative Offices (410.986.4000).

closed Captioning

We are debuting our new Closed Captioning devices October 1! These personalized handheld devices display the text of the play in real time. You can check out a Closed Captioning device at the Box Office before your performance. Devices are available at no charge.

We have a specified Closed Captioned performance for every production, but we can also take requests for any performance. To request Closed Captioning, please contact the Box Office at least two weeks prior to your performance.

Closed Captioning for the 2017/18 Season 

The Christians
Sun, Oct 1 at 7:30

Shakespeare in Love
Sun, Nov 19 at 7:30

Lookingglass Alice
Sun, Dec 17 at 7:30

Skeleton Crew
Sun, Feb 18 at 7:30

George Orwell's Animal Farm
Sun, Mar 18 at 7:30

TBA
Sun, May 27 at 7:30

 
First Chair ASL Interpreted Performance

Beginning this season, we are offering a sign interpreted performance for each of our Mainstage plays. Please email access@centerstage.org if you have any questions.

ASL performances will take place on the final Friday of each play:

The Christians
Fri, Oct 6 at 8 pm

Shakespeare in Love
Fri, Nov 24 at 8 pm

Lookingglass Alice
Fri, Dec 29 at 8 pm

Skeleton Crew
Fri, Mar 2 at 8 pm

Animal Farm
Fri, Mar 30 at 8 pm

TBA
Fri, Jun 8 at 8 pm


Additional Assistance

PCA PASS

For any guest who requires a paid Personal Care Assistant (PCA) and purchases a ticket, Baltimore Center Stage will provide a PCA Pass at no charge. Any guest with a disability who requires a PCA and will buy or has bought tickets should call the Box Office at 410.332.0033. PCA passes will be held at the Box Office for pick up the day of your performance. The PCA Pass will enable the PCA to enter the theater and sit with the guest during the performance or event.