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Arts and Culture: Accessible Performance Venues

New Jersey

New Jersey Theatre Alliance offers much information on the accessibility of New Jersey's professional theatres. Via their website they offer a search tool which can be used to locate accessible performances, including ASL interpreted performances, captioned performances, audio-described performances, wheelchair accessible performances and others. They have also published Discover Jersey Arts: Accessibility Guide. This guide, available for download from their website, is designed to assist patrons with disabilities and their families in determining the physical and programmatic accessibility of New Jersey's cultural institutions.

New York

Shubert Organization, America's oldest professional theater company and operator of 16 landmark Broadway theaters, has invested $5 million to improve wheelchair seating areas, restrooms, entrances and exits, as well as ticket windows, concession areas and drinking fountains at each of the theaters. Shubert's theaters include some of Broadway's most famous stages, including the Winter Garden Theatre (which hosted Cats, the longest-running play in Broadway history, and Mamma Mia!), the Broadway Theatre, the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, and the Lyceum Theatre.


Milwaukee Repertory Theater offers numerous Access Services to ensure that their patrons with disabilities have no obstacles in attending Rep productions. The following Access Services are available: Large Type Written Script Synopsis and Performance Programs, Audio Script Synopsis, Infrared Listening Systems, Sign Language Interpreted Performances, Captioned Theater, and Audio Description. Additionally, all of The Rep's Theaters are wheelchair accessible and welcoming to service animals. For more information, visit their website or call (414) 224-9490.

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