At SCT, we strive to make theatre accessible for every child, no matter what. We have performances specially modified for sensory needs, ASL interpreted performances, and audio described shows. We are committed to making live theatre a magical adventure for every child and family!
Click here to view our 21-22 season. Dates for Accessible performances coming soon!
Wheelchair and Limited Mobility Access
Both theatres at SCT are accessible to patrons in wheelchairs and with limited mobility. The accessible entrance to both theatres is located through the main doors of the Charlotte Martin Theatre Lobby on the North side of the building and to the left of our Ticket Office. If you are in need of special accommodations, please call our Ticket Office at 206.441.3322 to request accommodations on the day of your performance. Additionally, there are wheelchair accessible bathrooms located between both theatres and one gender-inclusive, single stall restroom in the upper lobby of the Charlotte Martin Theatre available for use.
Patrons may park temporarily in the loading zone on 2nd Ave North while exiting your vehicle. Handicap street parking spots are available for all of Seattle Center use at 2nd Ave in front of Sacred Heart Church.
A hearing loop has been installed in both theatres and in both Quiet Rooms. Hearing aid, cochlear implant, and BAHA (Bone Attached Hearing Appliance) wearers can switch their hearing devices to “T-Coil” mode and hear the sound from performances directly in their hearing devices. Should you have issues connecting to the hearing loop, please let the House Management team know and they will be happy to provide assistance. Both theatres also have hearing loop receivers with headsets. If you would like to use one of these headsets, please contact the Ticket Office at 206.441.3322.
American Sign Language Interpreted Performances
Each show in our Mainstage Season has at least one American Sign Language (ASL) interpreted performance. Our ASL interpreted performances feature skilled, professional interpreters. A special reserved seating area in the theatre allows Deaf and HoH patrons a great view of both the interpreters and the stage
Audio Described Performances
Audio Description (AD) is a narration service that describes the visual aspects of theatre and seeks to make the production an auditory experience, with the goal of helping visually impaired audience members share in the experience of live theatre more fully. At SCT, our Audio Described performances are narrated in real time, using concise, objective descriptions to depict new scenes, settings, costumes, body language, and sight gags.
Sensory Friendly Performances
Each show in our Mainstage Season has a Relaxed or Sensory-Friendly Performance that incorporates special modifications to accommodate audiences with sensory needs.