Accessibility
   THEATRE FOR ALL

Duluth Playhouse is committed to creating accessible theatre experiences for all people in our community. We offer the following services upon request. If you have specific questions or would like an accommodation not listed below, please contact us at:  Belong@DuluthPlayhouse.org or 218.733.7555.

 

ASL-INTERPRETED PERFORMANCES

ASL-Interpreted performances available upon request. Requests must be made 2 weeks prior to performance and are based on availability of interpreters.

Email: Belong@DuluthPlayhouse.org or call 218.733.7555 for more information.

 

ASSISTIVE LISTENING DEVICES

  • 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 at the NorShor Theatre and the Playhouse Family Theatre.

 

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

  • NORSHOR THEATRE: We now offer 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 ushers ready to help should you require assistance safely navigating the skywalk and your way into the NorShor.
  • FAMILY & UNDERGROUND THEATRE: 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.

 

LARGE PRINT MATERIALS

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

 

RESTROOMS

  • 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 welcomed 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.

 

RELAXED PERFORMANCES

We are proud to offer a series of relaxed performances at the Youth Theatre. (2022-2023 begins a new tradition of all shows being performed in the historic NorShor Theatre.) These performances are open to all patrons. They are intentionally modified to accommodate patrons with sensory and vestibular sensitivities, anxiety, dementia, autism spectrum disorders, learning differences or challenges attending the theater. Small modifications are made to the performance, which may include reducing the volume of loud noises and effects, eliminating strobe lights, keeping the house lights on and having a relaxed attitude toward sound and movement in the audience. In addition to making adjustments onstage and in the theater, our lobbies and public spaces will include quiet areas, sensory-friendly activities and increased staff to create a safe, welcoming environment.

The SpongeBob Musical – Sunday Oct. 23, 2022 / 1:00 pm

Tuck Everlasting TYA – Sunday, April 30, 2023 / 1:00 pm

Disney’s Newsies Jr  – Sunday, June 25, 2023 / 1:00 pm

The Addams Family – Sunday, Aug. 13, 2023 / 1:00 pm

If you have specific program questions or would like an accommodation not listed above, please contact us at: Belong@DuluthPlayhouse.org or 218.733.7555.