Accessibility Offerings

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 description available, and shows that combine all three. We are committed to making live theatre a magical adventure for every child and family!

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Access Performances

Seattle Children’s Theatre is committed to providing accessible pathways for all people. Our Access performance is a sensory friendly performance that also includes ASL interpreting and headphone audio description.

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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. 

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Audio Described Performances

Audio Description (AD) is a narration service that turns the production into an auditory experience. Using headphones, visually impaired audience members hear live description of the visual aspects of theatre, helping them to share in the experience of live theatre more fully. Audio Description is given using concise, objective descriptions to depict new scenes, settings, costumes, body language, and sight gags. Audio Description is available at all Access Performances.

This season, Seattle Children’s Theatre is also offering Audio Description On Demand (ADOD). To request this service, please contact the Ticket Office at tickets@sct.org or 206.441.3322  at least two (2) weeks in advance to schedule a describer.

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Hearing Loop

A hearing loop has been installed in both theatres and in both Quiet Rooms. Hearing devices with telecoil, including certain hearing aids, cochlear implants, and BAHA or BAHS can connect directly to our hearing loop system. Patrons can switch their hearing devices to “T-coil” mode and hear the sound from performances directly in their hearing devices, or with the assistance of the telecoil unit associated with their device. If this is your first time using T-coil, speak with your audiologist to learn more about using your specific hearing device. Should you have issues connecting to the hearing loop during your visit, 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 tickets@sct.org or ask a staff member upon arrival.

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 Hard of Hearing patrons a great view of both the interpreters and the stage. ASL interpretation is also available at our Access performances.

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Sensory Sensitive Performances

Each show in our Mainstage Season has a Relaxed or Sensory Sensitive performance that incorporates special modifications to accommodate audiences with sensory needs. These accommodations are also available at our Access performances.

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Personal Care Attendant (PCA)

Patrons who require a Personal Care Attendant (PCA) to accompany them to attend a performance can receive a complimentary ticket for admittance for the PCA. The PCA ticket can be coordinated directly through an SCT representative, by phone or email. SCT will do our best to seat the PCA as close to the patron as possible during the performance depending on availability.

Service Animals

Registered Service Animals are welcome inside the theatre. Pet relief areas can be found directly outside our building on the east and south sides. When attending a performance with your Service Animal, please let our staff know once you arrive at the theatre. For any questions please contact our Ticket Office at 206.441.3322 or tickets@sct.org.

Sponsors

These opportunities are made possible by our generous donors: