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.


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.

Our theatre has raked seating, with steps to most rows. Most seats are fixed, though there are a limited number of free-standing seats that may be preferable for some patrons. 
Fixed Seat Dimensions:
Seat cushion: width 17”, depth 17”
Back: width 17”, height 20”
Distance between arm rests: variable, ranging from  17.5" to 18.5”
Free-Standing Seat Dimensions:
Seat cushion: width 17.5”, depth 17”
Back: width 17”, height 22”
No arm rests
The following seats are removable: Orchestra Row G, Seats 1, 2, 101, 121; Balcony Row CC, Seats  1, 2, 101, 102, 111, 112

Assistive Listening Devices (ALD)

Round House provides FM audio enhancement  for all performances. 24 individual devices are available at the box office 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 their name, seat location, and a phone number 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-Described performances:
  • On the Far End: Saturday, April 15 at 2:00 pm 
  • Jennifer Who Is Leaving : Saturday, April 22 at 2:00 pm 
  • August Wilson's Radio Golf : Saturday, June 17 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. Except where noted below, captions are best viewed from rows E-H, seats 101-109.*

Open-Captioned performances:

  • On the Far End : Saturday, April 29 at 2:00 pm 
  • Jennifer Who Is Leaving :  Saturday, May 6 at 2:00 pm 
  • August Wilson's Radio Golf : Saturday, June 24 at 2:00 pm

Mask-Required Performances

While Round House no longer requires masks at most performances in our theatre, we recognize that some patrons may prefer to attend performances in a fully masked environment.  

During the National Capital New Play Festival (March 28 – May 7), Round House will offer a number of mask-required performances of our two mainstage world premieres, and all developmental play readings will require audiences be masked. Where possible, these performances overlap with other accessible performances, including audio-described and open-captioned dates.
  • On the Far End: Masks are required for performances on Apr 2, 7, 15, 22, 29, May 3.
  • Jennifer Who Is Leaving:  Masks are required for performances on Apr 1, 8, 12, 22, 29, May 6.
  • Masks are required  for all free developmental play readings, which are held in our smaller Event Room.

Masks are required for the following performances of August Wilson's Radio Golf : Jun 10 (matinee), 15, 17 (matinee), 23, 24 (matinee), 29.

Decisions about possible mask-required performances for future productions will be announced at a later date.

Relaxed Performances

Relaxed Performances are specially adapted shows for adults and children who might benefit from a more relaxed environment. 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 are fully refundable up until the show begins.

Relaxed performances:

  • August Wilson's Radio Golf: Saturday, July 1  at 2:00 pm 

Accommodations for Relaxed Performances may include:

  • A pre-visit guide  for our theatre and other preparatory materials explaining what to expect.
  • Low lighting in the theatre so patrons are able to see should they need to move around or exit the theatre
  • Patrons are free to talk and leave their seats during the performance
  • Permitted use of mobile electronic devices during the performance (If you need your phone, it is okay to leave it on, but please make sure it is on a setting that minimizes noises and lights that might disrupt the show)
  • Designated quiet spaces for those who might feel overwhelmed and need a break from the performance 
  • Reduction of sound levels, particularly loud or startling sounds (for some productions)
  • Reduction of overwhelming stage lighting (for some productions)
  • Modified requirements around mask wearing (for performances where COVID safety protocols are in place—see full info here)

For more information, please call the box office at 240.644.1100 or email


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

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