At The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, we believe theatre is for everyone. That’s why we are so excited to offer ASL performances for the hearing impaired as well as MainStage Sensory-Friendly performances at the Taft Theatre.
Sign Language Interpreting at Select Performances on the Showtime Stage
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?
The Velveteen Rabbit — Saturday, November 13, 2020 at 11 AM
Garfield, The Musical with Cattitude — Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 11 AM
Rapunzel’s Hairy Fairy Tale — Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 11 AM
All performances are on the Ralph & Patricia Corbett Showtime Stage, 4015 Red Bank Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227.
For additional questions, please contact the TCT Ticket Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you have wheelchair accessible seats for Showtime Stage at Red Bank performances?
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.
We also want to remind you that certain individuals are considered at increased risk for severe illness associated with COVID-19, often associated with increased age and certain medical conditions. Please visit the CDC’s website here prior to attending a performance so that you may determine your comfort level in attending.
TCT will be thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting all public areas before and after all public performances, as well as adhering to all social distancing and mask rules. Click here for more details.
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.
Currently, there are no official in-theater Sensory-Friendly performances scheduled for the 2020-21 season; however, we encourage at-home viewing via Broadway on Demand.
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) WILL BE AVAILABLE right here one week prior to each production of The Velveteen Rabbit, Garfield, The Musical with Cattitude, and Rapunzel’s Hairy Fairy Tale.
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.
How much are tickets?
PRE-SALE DIGITAL PASSES: $12 + $3.95 Service Charge (available until the show debuts on Broadway On Demand)
REGULAR DIGITAL PASSES: $15 + $3.95 Service Charge
Watch the entire show from any connected device! 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.”
Digital passes for TCT’s three available Broadway On Demand shows are on sale now. Presale prices for digital passes are only available until the date the production becomes available to stream, so BUY NOW for the best price!
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.
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.