Where are the ADA-compliant parking spots and entrances to your theatre? Is your theatre accessible?
Our building, theatres, and classrooms are designed to be accessible. This includes accessible water fountains, restrooms, elevators, and automatic doors. At Spencer Theatre, ADA-compliant parking spots and an accessible entrance with automatic doors is located on the east side of the building, approachable via Rockhill Rd. Accessible parking at Copaken Stage is located on Level P2, next to the elevators.
Are your theatres accessible by public transit?
Yes! Spencer Theatre is a short 10-minute walk from the 51st Street Main Street Max bus stop (outside of Whole Foods). Get Directions. Copaken Stage is located on the KC Streetcar line (get off at the Power and Light stop, then walk 1-block north.) Get Directions.
Are there special effects like strobe lights, haze, smoke, or loud noises?
It’s possible, and we try and provide as much notice as we can if these effects will be used. Information about possible sensitivities will be included in your pre-show information email, on the show page for each production, and will be listed on signs outside of the theatre. If you have specific questions or concerns about a performance, don’t hesitate to contact Ticketing Services, who are more than happy to answer any questions you have about the show and possible sensitivities.
Do you offer any accommodations for deaf patrons and people with hearing difficulties?
Assistive Listening Devices are available for patrons who need additional amplification. Please contact Ticketing Services or speak with the House Manager prior to curtain to obtain a device.
Additionally, performances in our season are interpreted in American Sign Language on the 2nd Saturday of the run at 2pm for mainstage productions, and on December 3rd at 5pm for A Christmas Carol. ASL interpretation will be provided by Juliana Ladd, Jasmine Velasco, and Lisa Wirken. Please see information on specific shows for scheduled ASL interpreted performances (Look for “ASL Signed performance” on the show calendar). We strongly recommend that when purchasing tickets, you identify that you will be utilizing ASL interpretation in order to be seated accordingly.
Do you offer any accommodations for blind patrons and people with limited vision?
Live Audio Description may be available for your performance. Please contact ticketing services as far in advance as possible to inquire. If you need assistance choosing seats, our friendly Ticketing Services Team is happy to help you find the best seats for your needs. Contact us via phone or email for assistance.
Braille and Large Print programs are available for every performance. Please inquire with Front of House staff when you arrive for the performance.
Where is the ADA-compliant accessible seating located in your theatres?
Within our Spencer Theatre, ADA-compliant seating for wheelchairs is located in rows F and Q. At Copaken Stage, ADA-compliant seating for wheelchairs is located in rows A, J and T. If you would like to purchase tickets in these sections, or need to exchange tickets you currently have for those with wheelchair access, please contact Ticketing Services.
Do you offer sensory-friendly performances?
At this time, we do not have sensory-friendly performances scheduled. However, we have sensory kits available for checkout during performances at Coat Check. Sensory kits include noise-cancelling headsets, sunglasses, a weighted blanket, and fidget toys. These items are designed to help provide sensory regulation for those affected by the sights and sounds of live theatre. Sensory kits are generously provided free of charge by Variety KC.