Accessibility

GALAPRO

Thanks to the generosity of Lola C. Reinsch, of the Reinsch Pierce Family Foundation, Mrs. Ginger Laytham, and The Robert and Christina Silberman Family Trust, The National Theatre is now equipped with GalaPro closed captioning services. The GalaPro app is available to download on your own iOS or Android device. You may also request a device for this service at the theatre. GalaPro may be used for any available performance and from any seat in the theatre, special reservations are not required.

ASSISTED LISTENING DEVICES

The National Theatre is equipped with FM frequency assistive listening devices. Assistive listening devices are available at the theatre, and are offered free of charge, on a first-come first-served basis. You may use your own headphones, or they may be provided for you. A limited number of T-coil compatible neck loops are also available by request. A driver’s license or valid ID is required as security. This service is available at all performances.

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. Listening devices are available at the theatre, and are offered free of charge, on a first-come first-served basis. You may use your own headphones, or they may be provided for you. A driver’s license or valid ID is required as security.

The following performances are currently planned as Audio Described Performances. Please email us at info@broadwayatthenational.com to confirm your attendance, should you choose to take advantage of this program.

  • CHICAGO Saturday, November 19, 2022, at 2:00pm
  • CATS Saturday, January 21, 2023, at 2:00pm
  • JAGGED LITTLE PILL Saturday, March 18, 2023, at 2:00pm
  • ALADDIN Saturday, April 22, 2023, at 2:00pm
  • BEETLEJUICE Saturday, May 20, 2023, at 2:00pm
  • HADESTOWN Saturday, June 10, 2023, at 2:00pm

ASL PERFORMANCES

The following performances are currently planned to offer sign language interpretation and tickets are available by email at boxoffice@broadwayatthenational.com. Requests for sign language interpretation must be made at least 2 weeks in advance and are pending availability.

  • CHICAGO Friday, November 18, 2022, at 7:30pm

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.