Round House Theatre is committed to providing full access to patrons with disabilities. Our theatre is ADA accessible and is enabled with the following features:

Seating

Accessible seating is available both in the orchestra and balcony levels for patrons with physical disabilities or mobility impairments. Please request special seating at time of ticket purchase.

Assistive Listening Devices (ALD)

Round House provides FM audio enhancement  for all performances. 24 individual devices are available at the concession stand on a first-come-first-serve basis. Additionally, Round House has 24 neck loops for those with hearing aids that have the T-coil switch, and  24 sets of headphones for patrons without hearing aids (12 over-the-head;  12 behind-the-head). Patrons interested in using an ALD must leave valid identification or credit card to hold device.

Audio-Described Performances 

 A professional audio-describer provides a carefully timed narration of the onstage visual elements in the performance, including the action, costumes and scenery via Assistive Listening Devices, which are available for loan at each performance.  Audio-description for the 2019-2020 Season will be available at the following performances:

School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play – Saturday, September  28th at  2:00 pm
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Saturday, November 30th at 2:00 pm
Spring Awakening – Saturday, February 1st at 2:00 pm
Cost of Living – Saturday, April 11th at 2:00 pm
Big Love – Saturday, May 30th at 2:00 pm
Hatef*ck – Saturday, June 20th at 2:00 pm

Open-Captioned Performances

Open captioning  provides patrons with live text presentation of onstage dialogue on an LED sign. A professional captioner scrolls up to three lines of text at a time in sync with the actors' spoken word. Open captioning for the 2019-2020 Season will be available at the following performances:

School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play – Saturday, October 5th at  2:00 pm
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Saturday, December 7th at 2:00 pm
Spring Awakening – Saturday, February 8th at 2:00 pm
Cost of Living – Saturday, April 18th at 2:00 pm
Big Love – Saturday, June 6th at 2:00 pm
Hatef*ck – Saturday, June 27th at 2:00 pm

Relaxed Performances

Round House programs Relaxed Performances for individuals with autism or other disabilities that create sensory sensitivities. Our Relaxed Performances aim to provide a safe and welcoming environment for individuals with sensory and cognitive disabilities, their families, and friends. Tickets to Relaxed Performances are affordable and can be 100% refunded up until the show begins.
 
A Relaxed Performance for the 2019-2020 Season will be:
Teen Performance Company One Acts – Saturday, March 7th at 2pm
 
Accommodations for Relaxed Performances include:

  • A pre-visit social narrative and other preparatory materials explaining what to expect 
  • Reduction of sound levels, particularly loud or startling sounds
  • Reduction of overwhelming stage lighting
  • Low lighting in the theater so patrons are able to see should they need to move around or exit the theater
  • Patrons are free to talk and leave their seats during the performance
  • The use of mobile electronic devices are permitted during the performance if they are being used as a communication device
  • Designated quiet spaces will be available for those who might feel overwhelmed and need a break from the performance 

For more information, please call the box office at 240.644.1100 or email boxoffice@roundhousetheatre.org

TTY

Using the services of Maryland Relay, patrons who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, DeafBlind, or Speech Disabled can easily communicate through TTY (text telephone) with the Round House Box Office about performances in our theatre. For more information about using Maryland Relay’s TTY service visit www.mdrelay.org.

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