Accessible Theaters in NE

New England Accessible Theaters

(Updated 11/6/2018.  Please send updates to

In addition to the list below, Shanahan Sound provides a Loop Locator for their looped locations throughout New England.  Loop Locator

Assistive Listening Device Locator (Provider?)

Captionfish   – Find captioned movies in your area. captionfish

American Repertory Theateramerican reporatory3
64 Brattle St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 547-8300

Purchase your tickets for our ASL Interpreted, Open Captioned, Audio Described, or Sensory Friendly performances via phone at 617.547.8300, in person at our Ticket Services Office, or by email at and let the customer service representative know which performances you are interested in. Ticket Services hours are Tuesday-Sunday from noon – 5PM, or until 1/2 hour prior to curtain.

Barrington Stage CompanyBarrington2
Administrative Office – 122 North Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
(413) 236-8888

The Boyd-Quinson Mainstage is equipped with an assistive listening system for persons with hearing loss throughout the house. An induction loop system is also installed in the front orchestra for persons who use hearing aids and/or cochlear implants with activated t-coils.

The St. Germain Stage is equipped with an assistive listening system throughout the house.

Boston Opera Housebostonopera
539 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 880-2419

Hard of Hearing –The theatre is equipped with an infrared sound enhancement system. Headsets are available at no extra charge in the main lobby. ASL and Open-Captioned performances are scheduled for most Broadway productions.

Please click here: to purchase and for a full schedule of these performances. Any additional questions please contact

American Sign Language Interpreted Performances – During ASL Interpreted performances, qualified Interpreters convey the story, dialogue and other elements to patrons who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing. ASL section seats are available in the orchestra, permitting patrons to see both the stage and the Interpreters simultaneously.

For all non-theatrical and non-ballet performances, Patrons requiring interpreting services for concerts or events should contact the Boston Opera House at with the language of ASL Request in the subject of the email. Requests by ticket patrons are required at minimum 2 weeks prior to the show date.

The Bradley PlayhouseBradley
30 Front Street
Putnam, CT 06260
(860) 928-7887

The theater is equipped with an induction loop.

Emerson Colonial TheatreEmerson
106 Boylston Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
(888) 616-0272

 Assistive Listening services are available for all performances on your phone.  Download the MobileConnect app.   A limited number of Sennheiser listening devices and ipods are also available for use at each performance.  Captioning services are provided by GalaPro at specified performances through the GalaPro app on your smart phone or iPad.

Hanover Theater for the Performing Artshanover2
2 Southbridge Street
Worcester, MA 01608
(877) 571-SHOW (7469)

Assistive Listening Devices: Devices are available at the box office. You will be asked to leave your driver’s license as a deposit when borrowing an assistive listening device. After the performance, return the listening device and retrieve your license at the lobby concierge desk.

American Sign Language:  The Hanover Theatre is pleased to offer ASL interpretation at a select number of performances. ASL interpretation allows deaf and hearing impaired patrons to experience the joys of live theater through the use of ASL interpreters throughout the show.

Huntington Theater Company, Avenue of the Arts
ahuntingtonnd South End

264 Huntington Avenue
Boston MA 02115
(617) 266-0800

Open Captioning –  The Huntington Theatre Company offers open-captioning for the hard-of-hearing at designated performances. Tickets are $20 for each patron with slight to profound hearing loss. 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 contact the Access Coordinator at (617) 273-1558 , or email at

ASL Interpreted Performances –The Huntington Theatre Company offers ASL interpretation for the Deaf and hard-of-hearing at designated performances. Tickets are $20 for each patron with slight to profound hearing loss.  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 contact the Access Coordinator at (617) 273-1558 , or email at

Assistive Listening Devices – Both 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.

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 Access Coordinator at 617 273 1558, or email


Long Wharf TheaterLongWharf2
222 Sargent Dr.
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 787-4282

Long Wharf Theater has many open captioned performances throughout the season.  Please refer to its website.


Merrill Auditorium Merrill
20 Myrtle St.
Portland ME 04101
(207) 842-0800

Merrill Auditorium is equipped with an infrared listening assistance system. Please let the box office know that you would like the best seating for our system. Please contact a member of the event services staff to obtain a headset. A valid driver’s license or credit card is required as a deposit.

New Repertory Theater newrep
Mosesian Center for the Arts
321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472

All performances in mainstage theater are looped.  The Charles Mosesian Theater is equipped with a Tele-Coil Loop System. Patrons with hearing aids and cochlear implants can set their devices to “T-Coil” to take advantage of the assistive listening system. Patrons wishing for assistive listening devices may pick up a headset from the Box Office upon arrival at the theater.

PortlandStage – The Theater of Maineportland
25A Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04104
Mail: PO Box 1458 Portland, ME 04104
(207) 774-0465

The Main Stage has a hearing loop for all performances.  For more detailed information regarding hearing assistance please visit our Hearing Loop page.  Hearing Loop receivers/headsets area available and free of charge at the concession stand in the lobby. At this time the Hearing Loop only works in the Mainstage.

Trinity Repertory Theater  
201 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903
(401) 351-4242

Trinity has an infrared system made by Listen Technologies. The units come in two type: stethoscope (with ear pieces attached to the unit) and lanyard (worn around the neck with a set of headphones). We also have loops that can be plugged into the lanyards. The loop will transmit the audio feed to your hearing aid.

Both the stethoscope and lanyard units have volume control, so you can dictate how loud or soft the audio feed transmits throughout the performance. It is also important to make sure that the unit is not blocked by anything (a coat, scarf, etc.) because it will prevent the infrared signal from getting through. For more information, please ask the house manager on your next visit to the theater.

Trinity has many open captioned performances and it offers a season subscriber package for the OC performances.  You more get more information from the Trinity website each season.

Wheelock Family Theater wheelock
180 Riverway, Boston, MA 02215
(617) 879-2300

All performances are open captioned.  FM receiver listening devices are available
for use at any seat.

Selected performances of every production are interpreted in American Sign Language
(ASL). For additional information or a schedule of ASL-interpreted performances,
contact the Box Office at

Sound enhancement devices are available upon request.

Yale Repertory Theater yale
Yale Repertory Theatre
1120 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06510
(203) 432-1234

University Theatre
222 York Street, New Haven, CT 06511

Iseman Theater
1156 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06511

Yale Rep offers all of our patrons the most comprehensive accessibility services program in Connecticut.

Open Captioning – A digital display of the play’s dialogue as it is spoken  in selected performances. Please contact for dates and times.

Assistive Listening Devices –  Each of Yale Rep’s performance spaces is equipped with an FM assistive listening system. Free listening devices, headsets, and neck loops are available in the theatre lobby at the concierge desk.

Yale Repertory Theatre gratefully acknowledges the Carol L. Sirot Foundation for underwriting the assistive listening systems in our theatres.

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