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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 2016-2017 season is:

Duck for President – Saturday, October 29 at 11am

Ramona Quimby – Saturday, April 1 at 2pm

How I Became a Pirate – Saturday, April 22 at 2pm

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

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.

Audio described performances for the 2016-2017 season are:

Duck for President – Saturday, October 15 at 2pm

Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas – The Musical – Sunday, November 13 at 12:30pm

Mockingbird – Sunday, February 12 at 3:30pm

How I Became a Pirate – Saturday, March 4 at 11am

Ramona Quimby – Sunday, March 5 at 12:30pm

Goosebumps The Musical – Phantom of the Auditorium – Sunday, April 30 at 12:30pm

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

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.

Sensory- Friendly Performances for the 2016-2017 season are:

Duck for President – Saturday, October 22 at 11am

Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas – The Musical – Saturday, December 10 at 11am

Mockingbird – Sunday, February 12 at 3:30pm

Ramona Quimby – Sunday, March 12 at 3:30pm*

How I Became a Pirate – Saturday, April 22 at 11am

Goosebumps The Musical – Phantom of the Auditorium – Saturday, May 13 at 11am

The Wizard of Oz – Saturday, June 24 at 11am

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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