Access Programs

Click here for accessible directions for the visually impaired to the BU Theatre. 

For more information on the Huntington's access programs, please call Meg O'Brien at 617 273 1558 or email MOBrien@huntingtontheatre.bu.edu.


ASL Interpreted Performances

ASL

The Huntington Theatre Company offers ASL interpretation for the Deaf and hard of hearing at designated performances.

Seating for each ASL-interpreted performance is located in the orchestra, house left. Tickets are $15 for each Deaf patron and a guest. To reserve tickets, please contact the Access Coordinator at 617 273 1558 , or email at mobrien@huntingtontheatre.bu.edu.

Deaf/hard of hearing school groups are also invited to attend the Student Matinee Series, several performances of which are ASL-interpreted. Schools are provided with study and curriculum guides in advance and with preview tickets for teachers (on request). Although geared toward school groups, individual Deaf or hard of hearing students accompanied by an adult are also welcome. For student matinee information or reservations, please contact the Access Coordinator at 617 273 1558, or email mobrien@huntingtontheatre.bu.edu.

Upcoming ASL-Interpreted Performances

THE COLORED MUSEUM, the scathing comedy by George C. Wolfe that redefined what it meant to be black in contemporary America, directed by Tony Award winner Billy Porter. March 6 — April 5, 2015 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre.
Thurs., Apr. 2 at 10am
Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre 

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THE COLORED MUSEUM, the scathing comedy by George C. Wolfe that redefined what it meant to be black in contemporary America, directed by Tony Award winner Billy Porter. March 6 — April 5, 2015 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre.
Fri., Apr. 3 at 8pm
Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre 

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Assistive Listening Devices

Hearing DevicesBoth the Boston University Theatre and the Calderwood Pavilion are equipped with an FM hearing enhancement system. Wireless headphones are available free of charge at the main lobby concessions. Assistive listening devices are made available to patrons at all performances.

 


Audio Description

Audio Description is a carefully timed, live narration of the visual aspects of a performance. It is broadcast via a radio transmitter to patrons who wear a single headphone receiver enabling them to hear both the on-stage dialogue and the describer's narration. 

Headsets must be reserved and limited seating is available. Braille and large print programs will be available at the performances. Plan to arrive 30 minutes early for audio described program notes and set description. Guide dogs are welcome. Tickets are $15 for each blind/low-vision patron and a guest. To reserve tickets and headsets, please contact the Access Coordinator at 617 273 1558 or email mobrien@huntingtontheatre.bu.edu.

Blind school groups are also invited to attend the Student Matinee Series, several performances of which are audio-described. Schools are provided with study and curriculum guides in advance and with preview tickets for teachers (on request). Although geared for school groups, individual blind or visually impaired students accompanied by an adult are also welcome. Student tickets are $12, with a limited number of free tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis. For student matinee information or reservations, please contact the Access Coordinator at 617 273 1558, or email mobrien@huntingtontheatre.bu.edu.

Upcoming Audio-Described Performances

ETHER DOME, a provocative medical thriller by Elizabeth Egloff set at Boston's own Massachusetts General Hospital, directed by Michael Wilson (NOW OR LATER). Oct. 17 — Nov. 16, 2014 at the South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA.
Sat., Nov. 8 at 2pm
South End / Calderwood
Pavilion at the BCA 

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AWAKE AND SING!, the stirring American classic by Clifford Odets about an unforgettable American family, directed by Melia Bensussen. Nov. 7 — Dec. 7 2014 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre.
Fri., Nov. 14 at 10am
Avenue of the Arts /
BU Theatre 

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AWAKE AND SING!, the stirring American classic by Clifford Odets about an unforgettable American family, directed by Melia Bensussen. Nov. 7 — Dec. 7 2014 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre.
Sat., Nov. 22 at 2pm
Avenue of the Arts /
BU Theatre 

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Facility Access

Wheel ChairThe Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre is ramp accessible and can accommodate both wheelchair and companion seating in the orchestra section. A lavatory and water fountain accessible to individuals with limited mobility are located in the lobby on the main floor. The Uptown Garage at 10 Gainsborough Street provides ample handicapped parking with easy access to the Huntington.

The South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA is fully accessible. The Virginia Wimberly Theatre can accommodate both wheelchair and companion seating in the orchestra and mezzanine sections. The Nancy and Edward Roberts Studio Theatre can accommodate up to four wheelchair seats, depending on the seating configuration. There are accessible restrooms on both levels of the Calderwood Pavilion. The Atelier 505 Parking Garage provides handicapped parking in close proximity to the Calderwood Pavilion.

Venue Information

 


Large Print Programs

Large Print

Large print programs are available free of charge at each Huntington performance.

Access programming is sponsored in part by a grant from the Liberty Mutual Foundation. Access programming for the Student Matinee Series is supported by The Peabody Foundation, Inc. Access programming is facilitated by Cultural Access Consortium.

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For more information, please call Meg O'Brien at 617 273 1558 or email MOBrien@huntingtontheatre.bu.edu.

     

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