Accessibility

ASSISTED LISTENING DEVICES

The National Theatre is equipped with FM frequency assistive listening devices. You may use your own headphones, or they will be provided for you. Assistive listening devices are available at coat check, and are offered free of charge, on a first-come first-served basis. A driver’s license or valid ID is required as security.

AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCES

Select performances are narrated by volunteers from The Metropolitan Washington Ear. Patrons can listen via lightweight earphone sets. You will hear detailed descriptions of sets, lighting, costumes, body language, and actions on stage. Devices are available at coat check, and are offered free of charge, on a first-come first-served basis. A driver’s license or valid ID is required as security.

OPEN CAPTIONED / ASL PERFORMANCES

Open Captioning is a text display of the words and sounds heard during a production. Select performances offer Open Captioning and tickets are available by email at boxoffice@broadwayatthenational.com require a minimum 3 week notice for the service to be confirmed. Requests for sign language interpretation must be made at least 3 weeks in advance and are pending availability.

WHEELCHAIRS

Wheelchair and scooter users can be accommodated in all sections of the theatre.  Patrons who cannot or choose not to transfer from their wheelchairs should request wheel-chair accessible locations when ordering tickets. For accessible seating, please email boxoffice@broadwayatthenational.com. Wheelchair accessible restrooms are located on the third and fourth floors of the theater. An elevator is available off the main lobby.

ELEVATOR

The National Theatre has one public elevator, located to the right of the main entrance. This elevator provides access to all levels.

SERVICE ANIMALS

Trained service animals are permitted to assist guests inside The National Theatre. If special accommodations are required for your service animal, please notify us at the time of ticket purchase or via email at boxoffice@broadwayatthenational.com. Guests bringing in service animals may not take up additional seats unless a ticket has been purchased for the adjacent seat, but may request accessible seating. All other animals are prohibited.