Accessibility

Accessibility

Serving Everyone in our Community

At SpeakEasy Stage, we pride ourselves on providing an inclusive, accessible environment, welcoming everyone who wants to partake in our art, while treating all involved with respect.

We want to make sure that everyone feels not only included, but actively wanted in our space, and so we are dedicated to expanding the accessibility resources and programming we offer. 

We are committed to offering the following, for select productions:

  • Open Captioning – specially scheduled performance with live captioning visible to all patrons
  • Audio Description – live narration of visual elements to be experienced through headphones while watching the show live
  • Sensory Friendly Performance – a relaxed performance intended for those on the autism spectrum, with sensory sensitivities, or with other needs that might benefit a more relaxed environment

In SpeakEasy’s 2022-2023 season, we will be offering the following services:

Audio Description

Heroes of the Fourth Turning
Friday, September 23, 2022 at 8pm
Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 2pm

English
Friday, November 4, 2022 at 8pm
Saturday, November 12, 2022 at 2pm

Fairview
Friday, March 3, 2023 at 8pm
Saturday, March 18, 2023 at 2pm

Wild Goose Dreams
Friday, April 7, 2023 at 8pm
Saturday, April 15, 2023 at 2pm

The Prom
Friday, May 19, 2023 at 8pm
Saturday, May 27, 2023 at 2pm

Headsets must be reserved and limited seating is available. Braille and large print programs will be available with advance request. Please plan to arrive 30 minutes early for audio described program notes and set description.

Tickets for Audio Described performances cost $25 for patrons who require these services and their guests. These tickets can be reserved by contacting our Community & Artistic Programs Manager Alex Lonati at alexlonati@speakeasystage.com or 617-440-3934.


Open Captioning

Heroes of the Fourth Turning
Saturday, September 24, 2022 at 8pm
Sunday, September 25, 2022 at 3pm

English
Saturday, November 12, 2022 at 8pm
Sunday, November 13, 2022 at 3pm

Fairview
Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 8pm
Sunday, March 5, 2023 at 3pm

Wild Goose Dreams
Saturday, April 15, 2023 at 8pm
Sunday, April 16, 2023 at 3pm

The Prom
Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 8pm
Sunday, May 21, 2023 at 3pm

Patrons utilizing open captions will be placed in select seats near the open caption board to ensure they can see both the stage and the caption board during the performance.

Tickets for Open Caption performances cost $25 for patrons who require these services and their guests. These tickets can be reserved by contacting our Community & Artistic Programs Manager Alex Lonati at alexlonati@speakeasystage.com or 617-440-3934.

Sensory Friendly Performance
More information coming soon.

Assisted Listening Devices

The Calderwood Pavilion is equipped with an FM hearing enhancement system. Wireless headphones are available free of charge at the main lobby concession stand. Assistive listening devices are made available to patrons at all performances.

Facility Access

The Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA is fully accessible. The Nancy and Edward Roberts Studio Theatre can accommodate up to four wheelchair seats, depending on the seating configuration. There are accessible restrooms on both levels of the Calderwood Pavilion. The Atelier 505 Parking Garage provides handicapped parking in close proximity to the Calderwood Pavilion.

Questions?

If you have any questions about any of these performances or resources, or require additional accessibility services, please contact Alex Lonati at alexlonati@speakeasystage.com or 617-440-3934.

A Lasting Gift

Please consider making a philanthropic gift to SpeakEasy Stage today. Your donation will make a significant impact on our ability to produce SpeakEasy's unique brand of entertaining, thought-provoking, and compelling theatre. Thank you!

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