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.
The following performances are currently planned as Audio Described Performances. Please email us at email@example.com to confirm your attendance, should you choose to purchase a ticket and take advantage of this program.
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas – Sun 11/28/21 at 3pm
- Tootsie – Sun 12/12/21 at 2pm
- Pretty Woman – Sun 1/2/22 at 2pm
- RENT – Sun 3/27/22 at 2pm
- Come From Away – Sun 4/17/22 at 2pm
- Hairspray – Sun 5/15/22 at 2pm
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 email@example.com. Wheelchair accessible restrooms are located on the third and fourth floors of the theater. An elevator is available off the main lobby.
The National Theatre has one public elevator, located to the right of the main entrance. This elevator provides access to all levels.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.