Accommodations

Accommodations

Main Street Theater is committed to ensuring that our productions are accessible to ALL children. Accessible performances include Audio Description and Support, American Sign Language and Sensory-Friendly/Relaxed performances.

For more information, or if you need assistance or an accommodation not mentioned below, please call the Box Office at 713.524.6706 for all public performances. For our Student Matinees please call 713.524.9196 or email arianna@mainstreettheater.com.

Theater for Youth


Sensory Friendly iconThese Sensory-Friendly/Relaxed performances will provide children and their families an opportunity to attend a performance modified to meet sensory needs giving access to live theater to ALL children.

Each performance offered as Sensory-Friendly will incorporate the following changes:

  • Increased lighting in the house/seats throughout the performance
  • Lower sound levels
  • Additional trained staff on hand to provide patrons with assistance when needed
  • Electronic devices such as tablets or smart phones may be used throughout the performance with headphones
  • Prompt books for family members to prepare for the show
  • Fidget toys are welcome

Tickets for Sensory-Friendly Performances may be purchased at a special rate of $10. Use code FRIENDLY1920 when you purchase online or over the phone!

Audio DescribedThe theater is equipped with Listen Technologies to help patrons who require additional audio support in performances. Patrons can request use of an assisted hearing device. They will be given a receiver with three options for earphones:

The device will have a lanyard to which the patrons can wrap around their neck so they don’t have to hold it during the performance. Each device has adjustable volume control.

You will need to have a valid ID, driver’s license, or credit card when borrowing a unit. Units are available at both public and school performances.

Advance Reservations Required (7 days minimum). Click here to reserve.

ASL Performance iconSign language interpretation is scheduled for select Main Street Theater performances throughout the season.

Use code MSTASL1920 when you purchase online or over the phone and receive $10 tickets!

Sign Language Interpreting services courtesy of the University of Houston’s ASL Interpreting Program.

To learn more about ASL shadow interpreted performances: Check out this video.

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type
Shadow Interpreted Performance – October 14, 2018

Low Vision iconAudio description is scheduled for select Main Street Theater performances throughout the season. Using a single earpiece connected to an infrared headset, patrons who are blind or have low vision can listen to trained audio describers give live, verbal descriptions of actions, costumes, scenery, and other visual elements of a performance.

Accessible Drop-off iconDisabled drop off can be accommodated on the Travis side of the building before and after performances.

The theater has wheelchair- and scooter-accessible locations where patrons can remain in their wheelchairs or transfer to theater seats. Patrons who cannot or do not wish to transfer from their wheelchairs to a theater seat should request wheelchair-accessible locations when ordering tickets.

This project is generously funded by Mid-America Arts Alliance, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the state arts agencies of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Mid-America Arts Alliance

MainStage


Accessibility for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

The theater is equipped with Listen Technologies to help patrons who require additional audio support in performances. Patrons can request use of an assisted hearing device. They will be given a receiver with three options for earphones:

The device will have a lanyard to which the patrons can wrap around their neck so they don’t have to hold it during the performance. Each device has adjustable volume control.

The theater is also equipped with a hearing loop system that will work with qualified hearing aids.

You will need to have a valid ID, driver’s license, or credit card when borrowing a unit. Units are available at both public and school performances.

Open Captioning Open Captioning

Main Street Theater also provides open “in-sync” captioning for selected performances. At captioned performances, text is displayed in line-of-sight on an electronic LED board showing what the actors are saying.
Captioned Performances for the 2019-2020 season are:

The Hard Problem – Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 3pm
The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley – Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 3pm
Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue – Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 3pm
Cry It Out – Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 3pm
Master Class – Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 3pm
Summer TBA – Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 3pm

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Line-of-sight seats in the EAST section. Please purchase or exchange (see below) your tickets at least one week in advance of the performance. Line-of-sight seating is limited.
  • Regular performance subscribers: as usual, there is no charge to exchange your tickets!
  • Single ticket buyers: the $5 exchange fee will be waived if you are moving to the listed performance.
  • Preview subscribers: the upgrade fee to a regular performance will still apply.