Accessibility at American Blues Theater

ACCESSIBILITY

“American Blues Theater hosts excellent touch tours and audio-described performances. The cast and crew are warm and friendly. They really make us feel like a part of what is going on. I highly recommend this experience for blind or fully-sighted theater-goers” – Sally Cooper, Access FlexPass subscriber for audio description

American Blues Theater is committed to making its performances available to the community. In celebration of ADA 25 Chicago, American Blues Theater is excited to announce the Access FlexPass. Patrons can now purchase a deeply discounted FlexPass to attend the Touch Tour and Audio Described performance for every production in our season.

Below are the current dates of our programs:

BEAUTY’S DAUGHTER
July 16, 2017:  touch tour @ 1:30pm; audio description @ 2:30pm.
July 23, 2017:  opening captioning @ 2:30pm.

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: LIVE IN CHICAGO!
December 3, 2017:  touch tour @ 1:30pm.

SIX CORNERS
February 25, 2018:  touch tour @ 1:30pm; audio description @ 2:30pm.

BUDDY – THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY
May 6, 2018:  touch tour @ 1:30pm; audio description @ 2:30pm.

 

WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY

American Blues Theater performs in a venue (Stage 773) that is fully accessible and reserved wheelchair seating in each theater upon request. Patrons with special needs are encouraged to contact the box office in advance and arrive early for seating assistance.

AUDIO DESCRIPTION

This service allows blind and visually-impaired patrons to hear a description of the visual elements taking place on stage. Listeners will hear a description of actions, body language, lights, costumes, scenery and other aspects of the production not conveyed by voices and sounds from the stage. This service is available for specific performance.

TOUCH TOURS

Available 60 minutes before each Audio Described performance. Touch Tours are 45 minute artistic conversations and tactile explorations of costumes, props and set pieces for patrons who are blind or low-vision.  Please make reservations for the Touch Tour when you order your tickets.

OPEN CAPTIONING

Open Captioning is a text display of all of the words and sounds heard during a production—very similar to closed captioning on your TV.

DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

American Blues Theater also provides performances for children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families. Our special sold-out performances of It’s a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago! for Anixter Center, Misericordia, and other organizations and schools are a fantastic way to celebrate the season.  Call (773) 654-3103 to learn more.

 

Layout 2American Blues Theater is proud to partner with ADA 25 Chicago in recognition of the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.


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BOX OFFICE HOURS

Phone: (773) 327-5252
Group Sales: (773) 654-3103
Monday & Tuesday: closed
Wednesday - Friday: 5:00 - 10:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 10:00pm
Sunday: 1:00 - 6:00pm
Online Ticketing Available 24/7

You can purchase tickets online, by phone, in person at the performance venue, and make special requests. We offer discounts for students, senior citizens, military personnel, and groups of 6+.

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