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ACCESSIBILITY

THEATRE FOR EVERYONE

Stages Theatre Company believes that theatre is fundamental to child development and overall quality of life.  Every individual, regardless of economic circumstances, geography, or ability, should be able to experience the joy, wonder, and benefits of participation in the theatre arts. Accessibility is a core value of Stages Theatre Company and we are committed to removing any and all barriers to accessing our programming.

ADA ACCESSIBILITY

ECONOMIC ACCESSIBILITY: OPEN DOOR PROGRAM


ADA ACCESSIBILITY

American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreted & Audio Described (AD) Performances

American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation by certified interpreters is offered for one performance of each of our productions. ASL Interpreters for 2019-2020 Season: Katie Dinkel & Rebecca Rick

Audio Description services are intended to enhance the understanding of and access to visual information primarily for but not limited to people who are blind or have low vision. Audio Description (AD) is the art of turning what is seen into what is heard; the visual is communicated through the use of the human voice and descriptive language.

How to Reserve:  Call (952) 979-1111, option 4 (Tuesday – Saturday from noon to 6 pm) to purchase tickets to ASL Interpreted & Audio Described performances. Please request to be seated near the ASL interpreter, or please note that you will be utilizing the Audio Description service when purchasing your tickets.

There is one ASL Interpreted & Audio Described Performance for each production. Please see our “Upcoming Shows” page for specific dates and times listed by production.

*Discounted prices apply to the individual needing interpretation or audio description and one companion. Please request this when purchasing your tickets.

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Assisted Listening System

Assisted listening devices are available for all main stage Stages Theatre Company productions. Devices can be picked up at the Box Office beginning 30 minutes prior to the performance. We require a photo ID or credit card be held at the Box Office while assisted listening devices are being used.

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Sensory-Friendly Performances

Sensory-friendly performances are designed for children on the autism spectrum, or others with sensory sensitivities. House lights will be on and sound levels will be lowered, and crowds are minimized for these for these judgement-free, “shush-free” performances. Fidgets, sound-canceling headphones, a social story, plot summary (with photos) and a quiet room are available.

How to Reserve:  Call (952) 979-1111, option 4 (Tuesday – Saturday from noon to 6 pm) or email your ticket request to tickets@stagestheatre.org

There is one Sensory-Friendly performance for each production. Please see our “Upcoming Shows” page for specific dates and times listed by production.

ALSO OF INTEREST: Check out our 2019/2020 School Year CAST Programming.

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Wheelchair Accessible Seating, Parking, and Bathrooms

Wheelchair accessible seating is available at every Stages Theatre Company performance.

To reserve wheelchair accessible seating:

Online: If seating is reserved, select seats marked with wheelchair icon. If seating is general admission, there will be multiple wheelchair accessible locations and you do not need to reserve a specific seat ahead of time.

* Spaces marked with a wheelchair icon DO NOT have an actual seat. These are open spaces meant for patrons using wheelchairs to pull directly in to.*

By Phone: Contact the Box Office at (952) 979-1111, option 4. Please ask for Wheelchair Accessible seating at the time reservation is made.

Parking for those with mobility limitations is available at the rear of the Hopkins Center for the Arts and on the street level of the public parking ramp. Bathrooms on first floor of HCA have wheelchair accessible stalls.

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Pay What You Can Performances

Patrons can reserve tickets for “Pay What You Can” performances at no cost. The day of the performance you can “pay-what-you-can” by making a donation of any amount on your way into the theater.

How to Reserve:  Call the Box Office at (952) 979-1111, option 4, beginning 30 days before each performance. A maximum of SIX (6) tickets can be reserved per order, per household, per production.  Tickets to a maximum of FOUR (4) pay-what-you-can performances, per season, per household may be reserved.

There is one Pay What You Can Performance for each production. Please see our “Upcoming Shows” page for specific dates and times listed by production.

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ECONOMIC ACCESSIBLILTY: OPEN DOOR PROGRAM

Stages Theatre Company is committed to making our programs accessible to all students and their families. The Open Door Program provides free and reduced cost tickets, bus subsidies, and tuition assistance to low income families, schools, and social service agencies. 

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Reduced Cost Tickets to Shows & Bus Subsidies

In addition to our Pay What You Can performances, reduced cost tickets for families, school groups, and other organizations that qualify for free and reduced lunch are available for all Stages Theatre Company productions.

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Tuition Assistance for Classes & Workshops

Through our Open Door Program, we offer need-based tuition assistance for our fee-based programs, such as our Winer and Summer Theatre workshops, Creative Play Academy and Acting Conservatory.

OPEN DOOR TUITION ASSISTANCE APPLICATION

For more information about free or reduced cost tickets, bus subsidies and Tuition Assistance contact our Open Door Program Associate, Matt Ouren, at (952) 979-1112 or email mouren@stagestheatre.org

Please email filled out form or mail to: Stages Theatre Company, Attn: Open Door Program, 1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343

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