Accommodations for our Patrons

Children's Theatre Company is committed to ensuring that the transformative power of live theatre is accessible to all.  Accessible performances include Audio Description, American Sign Language, and Sensory Friendly.

For more information, or if you need assistance or an accommodation not mentioned below, please call the Ticket Office at 612.874.0400 or email [email protected] for all public performances. For our 10:30am Student Matinees please call 612.872.5166 or email [email protected]

Wheelchair Access
Wheelchair Access: Children's Theatre Company's performance spaces, classrooms, restrooms, and administrative offices are all accessible according to ADA guidelines. Please note that the balconies in the UnitedHealth Group Stage are NOT accessible by an elevator. The UnitedHealth Group Stage wheelchair seating is in Row O; the Cargill Stage wheelchair seating is in Row A. Accessible restrooms are located in the Target Lobby and in the Cargill Lobby. Please request wheelchair seating when booking your tickets so our ticket office associates can better serve you.

Sensory Friendly
Sensory Friendly Programming
CTC offers Sensory Friendly performances and guidance, developed in partnership with Fraser and the Autism Society of Minnesota. Learn More. 

Access for the Hearing Impaired Access for the Hearing Impaired
Accessibility for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing: American Sign Language (ASL) interpreted performances are listed below. Please specifically request seating for ASL interpretation by calling the Ticket Office at 612.874.0400 or click here and choose the show of your choice. Both the UnitedHealth Group and Cargill Stages are regularly equipped with Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) for our patrons who require additional audio support in performances. ALDs with headsets are available to use free of charge at the Audience Support Station in the theatre lobby for the production that you are attending. You will need to have a valid ID, driver’s license, or credit card when borrowing an ALD. Consult your audiologist to answer questions about which audio cables you need to connect your hearing technology or cochlear implant to the ALD if you don’t wish to use the provided headset.

 

Access for the Visually Impaired Access for the Visually Impaired
Accessibility for the Visually Impaired: Children's Theatre Company offers Audio Described performances for each production with Braille programs and Sensory Tours upon request.

When I turned on my apparatus, the pre-show description included an in-depth characterization of the characters, costumes and stage set-up. As the play progressed, the describer gave a detailed account of their behaviors/mannerisms as well as their location and movement. I enjoy audio description, as it enhances my experience by filling in the visual nuances I would otherwise miss.
-Patron, Blindness: Learning In New Dimensions (BLIND, Inc.)

AD/ASL Performances:

The Best Summer Ever!
Friday, July 27,  7pm
ASL Interpreters: TBA
Audio Describer: TBA

Last Stop on Market Street
Friday, October 12, 7pm
ASL Interpreters: TBA
Audio Describer: TBA

I Come From Arizona
Friday, November 9, 7pm

Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Friday, December 14, 7pm
ASL Only: Sunday, December 16, 5pm
ASL Interpreters: TBA
Audio Describer: TBA

Mr. Popper's Penguins
Friday, February 15, 7pm
ASL Interpreters: TBA
Audio Describer: TBA

The Biggest Little House in the Forest
Wednesday, February 27, 10:30am
Saturday, March 2, 4pm
ASL Interpreters: TBA
Audio Describer: TBA

The Hobbit
Friday, April 5, 7pm
ASL Interpreters: TBA
Audio Describer: TBA

Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical
Friday, May 24, 7pm
ASL Only: Sunday, May 26, 6:30pm
ASL Interpreters: TBA
Audio Describer: TBA

Please contact our Student Matinee Coordinator for scheduled ASL/AD performances for school shows.

Parking:
Children's Theatre Company is located at 2400 Third Avenue South in the Minneapolis Institute of Art facility. Patron drop-off/pick-up is located at the Third Avenue entrance circle drive.
Accessible parking is available at several nearby locations:

If you have questions about any of our access services or need an accommodation not mentioned above, please contact the Ticket Office by phone at 612.874.0400 (voice) or e-mail [email protected].