Portland Stage makes provisions for these special needs:

If you require special needs, including but not limited to wheelchair accessible seats, you must communicate these needs to our Box Office when purchasing tickets but no later than two weeks prior to your attendance.  This will allow us to better serve you.


Located behind the ground level staircase beside the the Box Office. The elevator may be taken to the 2nd floor and does not access the rear section of the Mainstage Theater.
The elevator is small and does not accomodate oversized wheelchairs. Please contact the box office before purchasing tickets with any questions.

Wheelchair locations are available in the front row of both Mainstage and Studio Theater. Advanced reservations are required.

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

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)

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.