Accessibility

The IRT offers one American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreted and Audio Described (AD) performance for each OneAmerica Mainstage and Upperstage production. Patrons who are deaf are encouraged to sit in the interpretation zone (please request with the Ticket Office when purchasing tickets or packages) and meet the interpreters before the play begins.

For patrons who are blind or have low vision, we offer Assisted Listening Devices (ALD) free of charge. An audio describer will sit in a booth and share with you what movements and emotions are taking place on the stage to help patrons better understand the dialogue.

If you have any questions or comments about these services, please contact Margaret Lehtinen, Manager of Patron Operations at 317.916.4872 or mlehtinen@irtlive.com.

FOR PATRONS WHO ARE BLIND OR HAVE LOW VISION
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An ASL/AD performance is offered for each production on the OneAmerica Mainstage and the Upperstage. These ASL/AD performances are as follows:
 

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-TimeSunday, October 1 at 2 p.m. 
The Originalist Sunday, October 29 at 2 p.m. 
A CHRISTMAS CAROLSunday, December 10 at 2 p.m. 
A Raisin in the Sun Sunday, January 21, performance at 2 p.m. 
APPOGGIATURA Sunday March 18, performance at 2 p.m.
LOOKING OVER THE PRESIDENT'S SHOULDER Sunday, April 22, performance at 2 p.m.
Noises Off Sunday, May 6, performance at 2 p.m 

FOR PATRONS WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING
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Assisted Listening Devices (ALD) are available free of charge. ASL/AD is offered for each production on the OneAmerica Mainstage and the Upperstage (see below for dates).

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIMESunday, October 1 at 2 p.m. 
THE ORIGINALISTSunday, October 29 at 2 p.m. 
A CHRISTMAS CAROLSunday, December 10 at 2 p.m. 
A RAISIN IN THE SUNSunday, January 21, performance at 2 p.m. 
APPOGGIATURASunday March 18, performance at 2 p.m.
LOOKING OVER THE PRESIDENT'S SHOULDERSunday, April 22, performance at 2 p.m.
NOISES OFFSunday, May 6, performance at 2 p.m 
FOR PATRONS WITH MOBILITY NEEDS
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  • A courtesy wheelchair is available to transport you from the IRT curb to your seat in the house. To arrange assistance, please contact House Management at 317.916.4872. 
  • The IRT in partnership with Elite is happy to provide curbside Valet Parking at every IRT production. 
  • IRT’s West Lobby is an accessible entrance for entry to the Grand Lobby, Ticket Office, and restrooms via a ramp.
  • The East Lobby houses two elevators, which can be used to reach the 4th floor Upperstage lobby and the 3rd floor Upperstage accessible seating (please check in with the house management team on the 4th floor).
  • Accessible seating is available in both the OneAmerica Mainstage and the Upperstage. When ordering over the phone, our Ticket Office staff will ask whether you need space for a mobility device. If you have any specific needs, they will be happy to accommodate them. To order online, select the seats with the international accessibility symbol and the star (designated for companions). The Ticket Office will send you a brief email to ensure that your seating needs are met.
  • Seats in row M of the OneAmerica stage do not have steps. Each row further toward the stage will be a step down. The front row of the Upperstage theatre also has no steps. Please check in with house management on the 4th floor, then proceed to the 3rd floor for seating.
  • Accessible restrooms are found on both the 1st and 2nd floor for the OneAmerica Stage and the 3rd and 4th for the Upperstage.
FOR PATRONS WITH SENSORY SENSITIVITIES
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Sensory-friendly performances are designed to create a welcoming experience for all, including those with autism or other sensory sensitivities. Elements of sensory-friendly performances may be adapted to ensure the comfort of all of our audience members. These performances are as follows:

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time | Saturday, September 30th at 1:00pm | PUBLIC Sensory-Friendly Performance

Click here to download Fast Facts about the sensory friendly performance.
Click here for a Social Narrative about visiting IRT’s OneAmerica Stage.
Click here for a Performance Pocket Schedule. This document helps patrons know what to do before, during, and after the performance.
Click here for a Story Guide for Curious Incident. This document helps prepare you for the story of the play (contains spoilers!) and provides detail about its social/emotional content.
Click here for the Visual Indicator Guide. This is a list of moments that will be visually cued during the show to help those with sensory sensitivities prepare.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time | Wednesday, October 11th at 10:00am | Sensory-Friendly STUDENT MATINEE

Click here to download Fast Facts about the sensory friendly performance.
Click here for a Social Narrative about visiting IRT’s OneAmerica Stage.
Click here for a Performance Pocket Schedule. This document helps patrons know what to do before, during, and after the performance.
Click here for a Story Guide for Curious Incident. This document helps prepare you for the story of the play (contains spoilers!) and provides detail about its social/emotional content.
Click here for the Visual Indicator Guide. This is a list of moments that will be visually cued during the show to help those with sensory sensitivities prepare.

FOR PATRONS WITH OTHER CONCERNS
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  • For patrons who are exceptionally tall or have long legs, we recommend selecting row S when attending a performance at the OneAmerica Stage – it has additional legroom and no one will be seated behind you.
  • For heavyset patrons, chairs without arms can be placed in the mobility needs accessible seating. If you select one of these seats online, the ticket office will send you a brief email to ascertain the best way to accommodate your needs. In addition, on the OneAmerica stage, there are several seats with armrests that lift up. They are: E 1, G 1, J 1, F 2, H 2, and K2. On the Upperstage, the seats on the side sections are slightly wider and may provide more comfort.
  • ​If you have a service animal and need accommodation or assistance, please contact our house management team at 317.916.4872.