Guests with disabilities are welcome! We are committed to welcoming everyone to our space. Our space is accessible to wheelchair users and guests who need to avoid stairs. To request another access services or to learn more, please contact us Info@AmericanBluesTheater.com or (773) 654-3103 with as much advance notice as you can.
“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 Blue Card member for audio descriptions.
American Blues Theater’s facility is fully accessible. Patrons with special needs are encouraged to contact the box office in advance and arrive early for seating assistance.
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.
ASSISTED LISTENING DEVICES
Our venue has assisted listening devices by request.
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.
We have assisted-listening devices.
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.
RELAXED / SENSORY-FRIENDLY
Accommodations for a relaxed / sensory-friendly performance. It includes lower sound levels, leaving on house lights, designated quiet areas, and patrons are free to talk and leave seats during the performance.
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