Accessibility

Rapunzel

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 Described Performances

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 about Audio Described Performances for the 2020 Season in February 2020.

Sign-Interpreted Performances

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

Look for more information about Sign-Interpreted Performances for the 2020 Season in February 2020.

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 about Open Captioned Performances for the 2020 Season in February 2020.

Relaxed Performances

Engage with live theatre in an inclusive hush-free setting at a Relaxed Performance – a sensory-friendly show which creates a judgement-free and inclusive environment for patrons with a wide range of sensory and communication differences, including individuals on the autism spectrum, young children, and people of all abilities and ages who would benefit form a relaxed experience.

Look for more information about Relaxed Performances for the 2020 Season in February 2020.

Previous PSF relaxed performances were 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 have received this support and to have worked collectively with a cohort of six theatres in the Greater Philadelphia area to address accessibility and inclusivity needs in the tristate region.

Resources from previous Relaxed Performances

The Adventures of Robin Hood and Maid Marian Theatre Guide
The Adventures of Robin Hood and Maid Marian Show Guide
The Adventures of Robin Hood and Maid Marian Character Schedule

S4K Macbeth Theatre Guide
S4K Macbeth Show Guide
S4K Macbeth Character Schedule

Alice in Wonderland Theatre Guide
Alice in Wonderland Show Guide
Alice in Wonderland Character Schedule

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


TCG

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.

Arts and Access