At The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, we believe theatre is for everyone. That’s why we are so excited to offer ASL for the hearing impaired, as well as MainStage Sensory-Friendly performances at the Taft Theatre.
Sign Language Interpreting at Select Performances
TCT strives to eliminate barriers to attendance for all audiences, including people who are hard of hearing or deaf. For theatregoers who are deaf and use American Sign Language as their primary means of communication, we provide an experienced theatre interpreter who stands to the audience left side of the stage and translates what the actors are saying or singing into American Sign Language (ASL).
Which performances are signed?
Disney’s Descendants the Musical — Saturday, October 8 at 2pm
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer JR. — Saturday, December 10 at 2 PM
Princess & Frog — Saturday, February 18 at 2 PM
Disney’s Moana JR. — Saturday, April 15 at 2 PM
All performances are at the Taft Theatre, 317 E. 5th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
For additional questions, please contact the TCT Ticket Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you have wheelchair accessible seats available?
Wheelchair accessible seats and companion seats are simple to purchase, clearly labeled, but limited. We will not have extra wheelchair accessible seats to move you to if you buy in another location that is not designated wheelchair accessible seating. Please email us if you need a wheelchair accessible seat.
Our 22-23 Season’s Sensory-Friendly Performance is:
Princess & Frog: Wednesday, February 22, 2023 at 1 PM
Tickets will go on sale in late April 2022.
Stay tuned for helpful guides for Princess & Frog!
These are special performances intended for individuals with developmental disabilities including those on the autism spectrum who may benefit and their classmates and families, not for the general public. Only a limited number of tickets are sold. All seats are by reservation with very limited wheelchair seating available.
Additional resources for the performance, such as a Character Guide, a Guide to Attending the Show at Home, and a downloadable Social Narrative (in Word format) are available before each production.
A committee of experts in the field was created to aid TCT with these performances, including staff members from Theatre Development Fund’s Autism Theatre Initiative— the organization that implements sensory-friendly performances on Broadway, along with members from CCHMC/ Cincinnati Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program, Autism Society of Greater Cincinnati, Cincinnati Occupational Therapy Institute, Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati, The Point/Arc of Northern Kentucky, The Children’s Home of Cincinnati and Q102.
Streaming Digital Performances
Watch an entire show from any connected device! Digital passes for TCT’s available Broadway On Demand shows are available for $15 per show. More titles will be released later this year.
Once you download the show, may begin viewing at any point during the streaming window and 72 hours to view the performance after pushing “play.”
Please note: We can make no assurances that this performance will be suitable for everyone with sensory sensitivities. Parents and guardians are solely responsible for their children’s viewing and engagement with the performance.
Living Room Musicals
Originally created for our young performers, ages 4 through 6, TCT’s LIVING ROOM MUSICALS was designed to bring arts education to the comfort of homes without the use of live virtual software.
Not only does this new course provide a gentle stepping stone into arts education for young performers but has also proven successful to some of our students with learning differences of ALL AGES!
Macy’s is proud to partner with Cincinnati Children’s Starting Our Adventure Right (SOAR) program to make these productions accessible to more children and families. SOAR is made possible by Macy’s support.