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 2021-2022 season, we will be offering the following services:

Audio Description 
People, Places & Things
Saturday, February 19 at 8:00pm
Sunday, February 20 at 3:00pm

Once on This Island
Friday, April 8 at 8:00pm
Saturday, April 16 at 4:00pm

The Inheritance 
Saturday, May 14 at 2:00pm (Part 1)
Saturday, May 28 at 7:30pm (Part 2)
Saturday, June 4th at 2:00pm and 7:30pm (Parts 1 & 2)

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 Programs & Events Manager Alex Lonati at or 617-440-3934.

Open Captioning
People, Places & Things 
Thursday, March 3 at 2:00pm
Thursday, March 3 at 7:30pm

Once on This Island 
Saturday, March 26 at 4:00pm
Saturday, March 26 at 8:00pm

The Inheritance Part 1
Saturday, May 28 at 2:00pm
Sunday, June 5 at 2:00pm

The Inheritance – Part 2
Saturday, May 28 at 7:30pm
Sunday June 5 at 7:30pm

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 Programs & Events Manager Alex Lonati at or 617-440-3934.

Sensory Friendly Performance
Once on This Island
Sunday, April 3 at 3:00pm

Tickets for the Sensory Friendly Performance can be accessed at this link with the promo code SENSORYSPK and are “Pay What You Wish”, with three optional costs. Please note some production elements of this performance (including light and sound) will be altered to accommodate the needs of our audience members.

A social story with more information about the theatre-going experience will be made available at least two weeks before the performance.

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.


If you have any questions about any of these performances or resources, or require additional accessibility services, please contact Alex Lonati at 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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