Accessible Services

Broadway In Boston has an ongoing commitment to building new audiences and making theatre accessible for all patrons. During each season, Broadway In Boston offers Audio Described, Open Captioned, and American Sign Language performances for most productions at both the Boston Opera House and the Citi Emerson Colonial Theatre. If you would like to receive emails about upcoming accessible performances, please email ADABoston@BroadwayInBoston.com and note your interest in Audio Description, American Sign Language, and/or Open Captioning.

Audio Description

Audio description is a live narration of the visual aspects of the performance broadcasted to visually impaired patrons who wear a small receiver (headset). This narration includes pre-show descriptions of the theatre and of the costume and scenic elements as well as narration of blocking and choreography between the show’s dialogue and musical numbers.

Open Captioning

Open Captioning is a form of accessibility for the deaf and hard of hearing population in the United States. The c2net.org website describes Open Captioning as “text displayed simultaneous to live speech, dialogue or performance”. This technology is now utilized by theaters nationwide. It provides hearing impaired patrons with the complete script and song text for live performances on small screens directly adjacent to audience seating. For more comprehensive information on Open Captioning visit www.c2net.org.

American Sign Language

During American Sign Language performances, skilled theatrical Interpreters use American Sign Language to interpret the performances on stage. The Interpreters work with a Deaf ASL Consultant to translate the production into American Sign Language. The audience can see both the Interpreters and the stage action simultaneously.



To join our Accessibility Services email list to receive information about performances or to order tickets by email, please email ADABoston@BroadwayInBoston.com



Upcoming Accessible Performances:

BOOK OF MORMON

Performances at the Citi Emerson Colonial Theatre, 106 Boylston Street, Boston

Open Captioned Performance

Open Captions by c2

Saturday September 12th, 2pm

Tickets starting at $39

Click Here for Open Caption Tickets

American Sign Language Performance

ASL Coach – Sabrina Dennison

Saturday, September 19th, 2pm

Tickets starting at $39

Click Here for ASL Tickets

Audio Described Performance

Description by Laura Willis

Sunday, September 20th, 1pm

Tickets starting at $39

Click Here for Audio Described Tickets

FOR PERFORMANCES AT THE CITI CENTER WANG THEATRE:

Get tickets in person: Citi Center Wang Theatre, 270 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116

Box Office Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 12pm-6pm
Get tickets by phone: 617.482.9393



CINDERELLA

Performances at the Boston Opera House, 539 Washington Street, Boston

Open Captioned Performance

Open Captions by c2

Saturday October 3rd, 2pm

Tickets starting at $44

Click Here for Open Caption Tickets

American Sign Language Performance

Saturday, October 10th, 2pm

Tickets starting at $44

Click Here for ASL Tickets

Audio Described Performance

Description by Laura Willis

Sunday, October 4th

Tickets starting at $44

Click Here for Tickets

FOR PERFORMANCES AT THE BOSTON OPERA HOUSE:

Get tickets in person: Boston Opera House Box Office, 539 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111

Box Office Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-5pm
Get tickets by phone: (617) 880-2419



BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROL KING MUSICAL

Performances at the Boston Opera House, 539 Washington Street, Boston

Open Captioned Performance

Open Captions by c2

Saturday November 7th, 2pm

Tickets starting at $44

Click Here for Open Caption Tickets

American Sign Language Performance

Saturday, November 14th, 2pm

Tickets starting at $44

Click Here for ASL Tickets

Audio Described Performance

Description by Laura Willis

Sunday, November 8th, 1pm

Tickets starting at $44

Click Here for Tickets

FOR PERFORMANCES AT THE BOSTON OPERA HOUSE:

Get tickets in person: Boston Opera House Box Office, 539 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111

Box Office Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-5pm
Get tickets by phone: (617) 880-2419