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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 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.

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.

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.

Sign Language Interpretation

Sign language interpretation is scheduled for select Main Street Theater performances throughout the season. Currently the ASL performance schedule for the 2017-2018 season is:

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type – Saturday, October 14 at 2pm
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Akeelah and the Bee – Saturday, November 11 at 2pm

Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook – Monday, March 12 at 11am

Sideways Stories from Wayside School – Saturday, May 5 at 11am

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

Learn more about ADL shadow interpreted performances

Check out this video.


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

Accessibility for the Blind or Patrons who have Low Vision

Audio 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.

The remaining audio described performance for the 2016-2017 season is:

The Wizard of Oz – Sunday, July 16 at 12:30pm

Audio described performances for the 2017-2018 season are:

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type – Saturday, October 14 at 11am

Akeelah and the Bee – Saturday, November 11 at 11am

A Charlie Brown Christmas – Saturday, December 9 at 11am

Holes – Sunday, February 4 at 3:30pm

Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook – Saturday, March 17 at 11am

Hello, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle – Saturday, March 24 at 11am

Sideways Stories from Wayside School – Saturday, May 5 at 2pm

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – Saturday, June 23 at 11am

Sensory-Friendly Performances

These Sensory-Friendly 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
  • A quiet room is provided except where an asterisk (*) is listed

Tickets for Sensory-Friendly Performances are discounted 50% off the regular price.

Learn more about sensory-friendly performances.

Sensory- Friendly Performances for the 2017-2018 season are:

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type – Sunday, October 1 at 3:30pm

Akeelah and the Bee – Sunday, October 29 at 3:30pm

A Charlie Brown Christmas – Saturday, December 2 at 2pm

Holes – Sunday, January 28 at 3:30pm

Hello, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle – Sunday, March 4 at 3:30pm

Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook – Tuesday, March 13 at 11am

Sideways Stories from Wayside School – Sunday, April 15 at 3:30pm

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – Sunday, July 15 at 3:30pm

Accessible Drop-off & Seating

Disabled drop off can be accommodated at the front of the building in the valet driveway 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.

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