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 email@example.com.
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 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.
Check out this video.
Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type
Shadow Interpreted Performance – October 14, 2018
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 2:30pm
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
Pinkalicious The Musical – Saturday, June 23 at 11am
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 2:30pm
Hello, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle – Sunday, March 4 at 3:30pm
Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook – Tuesday, March 13 at 11am
Pinkalicious The Musical – Sunday, July 15 at 3:30pm
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.
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.