A sign-interpreted performance of PSF’s 2015 production of Rapunzel

Assisted Listening

Both of our theaters are equipped with an infrared assisted listening system. Headsets are available at Will Call during every performance.

Large Print Programs

Large print programs are available at the Will Call table for all productions

Audio Description

Audio Description is a form of audio-visual translation, using natural pauses to insert narrative that translates the visual image into an audible form. Patrons use headsets to hear the audio description.

A free tactile tour of key props and costumes will be offered 1 hour prior to the show in the theater. Reservations required. Braille and large print programs will also be available- please advise the box office when booking of your preference.

Look for more information on Audio Described Performances for the 2019 season in February 2019.

terpreted Performances

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival offers ASL interpretation for the Deaf and hard-of-hearing at designated performances. 

Look for more information on Sign-Interpreted Performances for the 2019 season in February 2019.

Open Captioned Performances

Open Captioning is a live text display of the words and sounds happening during a production to aid those who are hard of hearing or deaf.

Look for more information on Open Captioned Performances for the 2019 season in February 2019.

Relaxed Performances

Look for more information on Relaxed Performances for the 2019 season in February 2019. Below is information from the relaxed performances from past seasons.

Relaxed Performances for 2018:

Alice in Wonderland: Friday, June 29th at 10:00 am
Shakespeare for Kids: Wednesday, August 1st at 2:00 pm

Ice Princess

PSF’s relaxed performance is made possible through an Audience (R)Evolution grant from Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for the American theatre, supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. PSF is honored to receive this support and to work collectively with a cohort of six theatres in the Greater Philadelphia area to address accessibility and inclusivity needs in the tristate region.

Resources from 2017’s Relaxed Performance

The Ice Princess Theatre Guide
The Ice Princess Show Guide
The Ice Princess Character Schedule

S4K Twelfth Night Theatre Guide
S4K Twelfth Night Show Guide
S4K Twelfth Night Character Schedule

Click here to read more about Relaxed Performances at PSF


The Lehigh Valley Arts Council has been instrumental to the establishment of all of Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival’s accessible performances and has provided support though their Arts & Access program, which was initially designed as a yearlong celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. PSF’s relaxed performance of The Ice Princess is supported by a Greater Inclusion Grant.

Arts and Access