Here at the Duluth Playhouse, we make it a priority to offer a theatre experience that can be enjoyed by all patrons.

If you have specific questions or would like an accommodation not listed below, please contact our Patron Services Director at or 218.733.7555.


ASL Interpreted Performances

  • Upcoming ASL-Interpreted Performances for the 2019-2020 season are as follows:
      • Smokey Joe’s Cafe – Thursday, September 26 @ 7:30pm
      • The Wizard of Oz – Thursday, December 12 @ 7:30pm
      • Steel Magnolias – Thursday, February 6 @ 7:30pm
      • Monty Python’s Spamalot – Thursday, March 26 @ 7:30pm
      • The Mousetrap – Thursday, May 14 @ 7:30pm
      • The Who’s Tommy – Thursday, July 16 @ 7:30pm

If you are interested in having an American Sign Language Interpreted performance by certified interpreters for an upcoming performance, please inquire or send request specific services at least one month prior to the date of the performance you wish to attend.

Email or call 218.733.7555.

Our ASL interpreters are Rebecca Rick and another member of her team.

To see where the ASL seating section is on the indicated dates as well as where the interpreters will be stationed for the performance, view this map.


Assistive Listening

  • Our assistive listening system uses microphones during musical performances to enhance words spoken on stage by separating speech from the background noise. This system amplifies the actors and brings the sound directly into the patrons’ ears. The receivers are coupled with headphones and may be borrowed from the Box Office the night of a performance.


Audio Description

  • Audio Description is the art of talking pictorially or becoming a “verbal camera lens,” to enable audience members who are blind or have low vision to hear descriptions of actions, body language, lights, costumes, scenery and other aspects of the production not conveyed by voices from the stage.


Courtesy Wheelchairs

  • During the Superior Street construction, we are offering wheelchair assistance from the Medical District Parking Ramp to inside the NorShor Theatre. Right inside the doors of the Medical District Parking Ramp, we have a waiting area and an usher ready to help should you require assistance safely navigating the skywalk and your way into the NorShor.
  • A limited number of wheelchairs are available free of charge on a first come, first serve basis for use inside Depot when visiting the Family and Underground Theatres. Patrons may borrow courtesy wheelchairs if needed; please touch base with the House Manager the day of the performance.


High Magnification Glasses

  • High Magnification Glasses for vision enhancement are available free of charge on a first come, first serve basis and are available at the Box Office the night of a performance.


Large Print Materials

  • Large print materials are available at the Box Office upon request. These materials are provided free of charge.



  • NorShor Theatre: Restrooms are located on both the main and mezzanine levels.
    • On the main floor, the restrooms are located across from the Concessions booth and entrance into the main level auditorium. These restrooms are wheelchair and ADA accessible.
    • On the mezzanine level, restrooms are located on either side of the Mezzanine Bar.
  • Family Theatre: General restrooms are located on the main level of the Depot building, down the hall from the theatre.
  • Underground Theatre: Restrooms are located just around the corner outside the theatre entrance doors.


Service Animals

  • Service animals, such as guide dogs, are permitted to assist visitors.


Wheelchair & Accessible Seating

  • The NorShor Theatre reserves seats for our patrons using wheelchairs. See our seating chart here.
  • View our Family Theatre seating chart for indicated locations (in Row E), which are reserved for our patrons using wheelchairs.
  • Wheelchair and Accessible Seating locations for the Underground Theatre will be determined by the flexible seating configuration that is used for individual productions.


If you have specific program questions or would like an accommodation not listed above, please contact our Patron Services Director at or 218.733.7555.