Home  |   Login  |   Shopping Cart  |   Newsletter  |   Media  |   Dept of Dramatic Art   |   

Special Needs

Disability Services

PlayMakers offers wheelchair accessible seating and assisted listening devices at all of our performances. Additionally, to ensure that PlayMakers' programming is as inclusive as possible, we also have special All-Access performances.

What are All-Access performances?

PlayMakers selects one Mainstage performance per production dedicated to ensuring that people with disabilities have equal access to the arts. PlayMakers achieves this by employing: sign language interpretation for patrons who are hard of hearing or deaf; assisted listening devices for patrons with partial hearing loss; audio description, Braille playbills, large print playbills, and a tactile tour* for patrons with impaired vision; and wheelchair access.
*With advance request


Never attended a PlayMakers All-Access performance? We want you to experience what you've been missing! So that our patrons with disabilities can become familiar with the accessibility services, PlayMakers offers first time users of the services a buy-one-get-one-free discount.

If you and a guest would like to learn more about our services first-hand, please contact Jeffrey Meanza, Director of Education and Outreach, to take advantage of this offer 919.260.2811.

When are All-Access performances?

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Sept 30
Into the Woods Nov 11
A Midsummer Night’s Dream Nov 18
Trouble in Mind Jan 27
An Enemy of the People Mar 3
4000 Miles Apr 7

How much do All-Access performances cost?
All-Access tickets cost the same as regular tickets for a given night:

Tuesday Night All-Access (dates listed above)
All tickets - $15
(general admission)

Tuesday nights are general admission. Therefore, if you require sign language interpretation, please alert our box office in advance so that proper seating arrangements can be made.

Open Captioning Performances

Introducing another way to enhance your play-going enjoyment.
Open Captioning is like closed captioning on your TV – in the theatre. Many people with hearing loss or who just want to make sure they don’t miss a word find Open Captioning helpful. Audiences on Broadway and at other performing arts organizations such as The Kennedy Center and Blumenthal Center in Charlotte have enjoyed the benefits of this service. We’re trying it out here at no additional cost to you.

Read along with the play at our Open Captioning performances:

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Sept 27
Into the Woods Nov 22
A Midsummer Night’s Dream Nov 23
Trouble in Mind Jan 31
An Enemy of the People Mar 7
4000 Miles Apr 11

CLICK HERE for more information about Open Captioning.

For More Information:

Box Office
Phone: 919.962.PLAY (7569)

Julie Lucier, Audience Services Manager