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Access Programs

ASL Interpeted Performances
Assistive Listening Devices
Audio Described Performances
Open Captioned Performances
Facility Access
Large Print Programs 

For more information on The Huntington's access programs, please email access@huntingtontheatre.org or call 617-266-0800.

 

NEW THIS YEAR: ASL, Audio Description, and Open Caption Season Ticket Packages!

  • Book Your tickets in advance.
  • Keep the same seats for every performance.
  • Attend ALL Access performances.

Don’t want to see all the shows? Pick and choose which ones you want for the same price.
Individual tickets are still $20 a ticket, even with a season package!

Season ticket packages and individual tickets are available for the following performances:

  • ASL Performances
    • Hurricane Diane — Friday September 10th at 8PM
    • Witch — Friday October 29th at 8PM
    • Teenage Dick — Friday December 17th at 8PM
    • The Bluest Eye — Friday February 11th at 8PM
    • What the Constitution Means to Me — Friday March 11th at 8PM *NOTE: This show will be performed at the Cutler Majestic Theatre.
    • Our Daughters, Like Pillars — Friday April 22nd at 7:30PM
    • Common Ground Revisited — Friday June 10th at 8PM
  • AD performances
    • Hurricane Diane — Saturday September 25th at 2PM
    • Witch- Saturday November 13th at 2PM
    • Teenage Dick- Saturday January 8th at 2PM
    • The Bluest Eye- Saturday February 26th at 2PM
    • What the Constitution Means to Me- Saturday March 19th at 2PM *NOTE: This show will be performed at the Cutler Majestic Theatre.
    • Our Daughters, Like Pillars- Saturday May 7th at 2PM
    • Common Ground Revisited- Saturday June 25th at 2PM
  • Open Caption Performances
    • Hurricane Diane – Tuesday September 14th at 7:30PM
    • Witch- Tuesday November 2nd at 7:30PM
    • Teenage Dick- Tuesday December 21st at 7:30PM
    • The Bluest Eye- Tuesday February 15th at 7:30PM
    • Our Daughters, Like Pillars- Tuesday April 26th at 7:30PM
    • Common Ground Revisited- Tuesday June 14th at 7:30PM

All tickets come with digital insurance. If you ever feel as if you would rather not attend in person — for any reason — you can easily exchange your tickets into a specially recorded version of the plays.

 

ASL Interpreted Performances

ASL

The Huntington 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 $20 each for Deaf patrons and a guest. To reserve tickets please email access@huntingtontheatre.org or call 617-266-0800.

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 Director of Education at 617 273 1558, or email mobrien@huntingtontheatre.org.

Students from Horace Mann School for the Deaf attend ASL-interpreted Student Matinees supported in part by…

 VSA The Kennedy Center. This program is provided under a contract with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. 2019 - 2020

Season ASL-Interpreted Performances

Hurricane Diane

Hurricane Diane
9/10/21 @ 8pm

Witch

Witch
10/29/21 @ 8pm

Teenage Dick

Teenage Dick
12/17/21 @ 8pm

The Bluest Eye

The Bluest Eye
2/11/22 @8pm

What the Constitution Means to Me

What the Constitution
Means to Me
3/11/22 @ 8pm

Our Daughters, Like Pillars

Our Daughters,
Like Pillars
4/22/22 @ 7:30pm

Common Ground Revisited

Common Ground
Revisited
6/10/22 @8pm

Seeing a show at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA




 

Assistive Listening Devices

Hearing DevicesBoth the Huntington Avenue 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 $20 for each blind/low-vision patron and a guest. To reserve tickets and headsets, please contact Director of Education Meg O'Brien at 617 273 1558 or email mobrien@huntingtontheatre.org.

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 $15, with a limited number of free tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis. For student matinee information or reservations, please contact Meg O'Brien at 617 273 1558, or email mobrien@huntingtontheatre.org.

Season Audio-Described Performances

Hurricane Diane

Hurricane Diane
9/25/21 @ 8pm

Witch

Witch
11/13/21 @ 8pm

Teenage Dick

Teenage Dick
1/8/22 @ 8pm

The Bluest Eye

The Bluest Eye
2/26/22 @8pm

What the Constitution Means to Me

What the Constitution
Means to Me
3/19/22 @ 8pm

Our Daughters, Like Pillars

Our Daughters,
Like Pillars
5/7/22 @ 7:30pm

Common Ground Revisited

Common Ground
Revisited
6/25/22 @8pm

 

Open Captioning

Open CaptioningOpen caption (OC) services will be provided at select performances for patrons with slight to profound hearing loss. During open captioned performances, an electronic text display is positioned to the side of the stage, which shows what the actors are saying or singing and describes sound effects on stage. Patrons are placed in select seats near the open caption board to ensure they can see both the stage and the caption board during the performance.

Tickets are $20 for each patron with slight to profound hearing loss. To reserve tickets please email access@huntingtontheatre.org or call 617-266-0800.

Partial support for open captioning provided by TDF.

Season Open Captioned Performances

Hurricane Diane

Hurricane Diane
9/14/21 @ 7:30pm

Witch

Witch
11/2/21 @ 7:30pm

Teenage Dick

Teenage Dick
12/21/21 @ 7:30pm

The Bluest Eye

The Bluest Eye
2/15/22 @7:30pm


Our Daughters, Like Pillars

Our Daughters,
Like Pillars
4/26/22 @ 7:30pm

Common Ground Revisited

Common Ground
Revisited
6/14/22 @7:30pm

Facility Access

Wheel Chair

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.

For more information, please please email access@huntingtontheatre.org or call 617-266-0800.


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