Accessibility

Portland Stage makes provisions for these accessibility needs:

 

Elevator

Elevator
Located behind the ground level staircase and beside the Box Office. The elevator goes to the 2nd floor/lobby level and does not access the rear section of the Mainstage Theater. The elevator is small and is unable to accommodate oversized wheelchairs or scooters. Please contact the box office before purchasing tickets with any questions.


Wheelchairs
Wheelchair locations are available in the front row only in both the Mainstage and the Studio Theaters. Advanced reservations are recommended to ensure we can accommodate you at the show you wish to attend.


hearing-loop-logo-blue_2011Hearing Assistance Devices
This cutting edge system works with T-Coil hearing aids so that actor’s voices and sound cues are tracked directly through the patron’s hearing aid, earbuds, or borrowed headset.
For those utilizing the Hearing Loop system, either through a t-coil enabled hearing device or through our provided receivers and headphones, you may find that our house lights create a buzz in the system.  There will be time during the curtain speech when we turn the house lights off and continue talking so that you can set the level of your hearing device before the show starts.  You should also feel free to adjust the level during the show.
For more detailed information regarding hearing assistance please visit our Hearing Loop page.
Hearing Loop receivers/headsets are available and free of charge at the concession stand in the lobby. At this time the Hearing Loop only works in the Mainstage.


Open Captioning
Portland Stage is thrilled to provide seven open-captioned performances during the 2019-20 Mainstage Season:

The Clean House: Friday, October 4, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Read to Me: Friday, November 1, 2019 at 7:30 PM
It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play: Friday, December 13, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Almost Maine: Friday, January 31, 2020 at 7:30 PM
Native Gardens: Friday, March 13, 2020 at 7:30 PM
The Children: Friday, April 17, 2020 at 7:30 PM
Sabina: Friday, May 15, 2020 at 7:30 PM

WHAT IS OPEN CAPTIONING?
Open captioning is a text display of words and sounds heard during an event.  The display is positioned in such a way that it is open for anyone to see in a particular seating area.  It is considered passive assistance, a service that is there to use or ignore.  No one is labeled as needing the captioning with special equipment required at his/her seat.

Support for Open Captioning is provided in part by the Theatre Development Fund. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.


Visual Aid
Large print playbills are available for our Mainstage productions, free of charge, at the concession counter in the lobby. A limited number are available, so please plan to arrive a little early.


asl-logoASL (American Sign Language)

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A Live Radio Play
Sunday | December 8, 2019 | 12:00 pm
Advanced reservations required:
For the hearing impaired contact the Box Office here.
For ASL students please contact the Box Office at 207.774.0465
Regular ticket pricing applies.