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Accessibility

The Shakespeare Theatre Company is committed to providing full access for people with disabilities. These modes of access include:

Wheelchair Accessible. A limited number of accessible seats for patrons with physical disabilities or mobility impairments. Please request special seating at time of ticket purchase.


Assistive Listening Devices available at the coat check. A frequency modulate (FM) audio enhancement system is available for all performances. Both headset receivers and neck loops (to use with hearing aids outfitted with a “T” switch) are available at the coat check on a first-come, first-served basis.


American Sign Language interpretation offered for 2 performances per production.One sign-interpreted performance is held for each production. To purchase tickets to ASL-interpreted performances, email STCBox@ShakespeareTheatre.org or call 202.547.1122. Please be aware that the sign performers will be seated in A – 114/115/116 at the Lansburgh Theatre. The sign performers will be seated in F - 124/125 at Sidney Harman Hall.

  • Salomé (Lansburgh Theatre): Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Kiss Me, Kate (Sidney Harman Hall): Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
  • The Critic/The Real Inspector Hound (Lansburgh Theatre): Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Othello (Sidney Harman Hall): Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
  • 1984 (Lansburgh Theatre): Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
  • The Taming of the Shrew (Sidney Harman Hall): Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

Audio Description offered for 2 performances per production.One audio-described performance is held for each production. Headsets are available at coat check before the performance.

  • Salomé (Lansburgh Theatre): Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Kiss Me, Kate (Sidney Harman Hall): Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.
  • The Critic/The Real Inspector Hound (Lansburgh Theatre): Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Othello (Sidney Harman Hall): Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.
  • 1984 (Lansburgh Theatre): Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.
  • The Taming of the Shrew (Sidney Harman Hall): Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.

Open CaptionOne open-captioned performance is held for each production. (made possible by a grant from Theatre Development Fund)

  • Salomé (Lansburgh Theatre): Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Kiss Me, Kate (Sidney Harman Hall): Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
  • The Critic/The Real Inspector Hound (Lansburgh Theatre): Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Othello (Sidney Harman Hall): Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
  • 1984 (Lansburgh Theatre): Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
  • The Taming of the Shrew (Sidney Harman Hall): Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.

Large Print program notes available at the coat check. Program notes in large print are available at the coat check.


Braille program notes available at the coat check.Program notes in Braille are available at the coat check.





Support for the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Accessibility Program provided by
M Powered Strategies

Support for the open captioning provided by
TDF