Accessible Performances

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.

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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?

The SpongeBob Musical: Youth Edition – Saturday, October 14, 2023 at 2PM

Narnia The Musical – Saturday, December 9, 2023 at 2PM

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella: Youth Edition – Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 2PM

Disney’s Finding Nemo JR. – Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 2PM

All performances are at the Taft Theatre, 317 E. 5th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

For additional questions, please contact the TCT Ticket Office at

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.

Sensory-Friendly Performances

Our 23-24 Season’s Sensory-Friendly Performance is:


Wednesday, October 18 at 1:00 PM

Stay tuned for helpful guides!

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 Connections, Cincinnati Occupational Therapy Institute, Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati, The Point Arc of Northern Kentucky, Best Point Education and Behavioral Health, and Q102.

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.

With additional support from:

Living Room Musicals is made possible in part by

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