Children's Theatre Company is committed to ensuring that the transformative power of live theatre is accessible to all. We have recently added Sensory Friendly guidance. Accessible performances include Audio Description, American Sign Language, and Sensory Friendly.
For more information, or if you need assistance or an accommodation not mentioned below, please call the Box Office at 612.874.0400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for all public performances. For our 10:30 AM Student Matinees please call 612.872.5166 or email email@example.com
Wheelchair Access: Children's Theatre Company's performance spaces, classrooms, restrooms and administrative offices are all accessible according to ADA guidelines. Please note that the balconies in the United Health Group Stage are NOT accessible by an elevator. The UnitedHealth Group Stage wheelchair seating is in Row O; the Cargill Stage wheelchair seating is in Row A. Accessible restrooms are located in the Target Lobby and in the Cargill Lobby. Please request wheelchair seating when booking your tickets so our reservationists can better serve you.
Sensory Friendly Programming
CTC offers Sensory Friendly performances and guidance, developed in partnership with the Autism Society of Minnesota. Read more
Accessibility for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing: American Sign Language interpreted performances are listed below. Please specifically request seating for ASL interpretation by calling the Ticket Office at 612.874.0400 or click here and choose the show of your choice. . Both the United HealthGroup and Cargill Stages are regularly equipped with Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) for our patrons who require additional audio support in performances. ALDs with headsets are available to use free of charge at the concessions counter in the theatre lobby for the production that you are attending. You will need to have a valid ID, driver’s license, or credit card when borrowing an ALD. Consult your audiologist to answer questions about which audio cables you need to connect your hearing technology or cochlear implant to the ALD if you don’t wish to use the provided headset.
Accessibility for the Visually Impaired: Children's Theatre Company offers Audio Described performances for each production with Braille programs and Sensory Tours upon request.
When I turned on my apparatus, the pre-show description included an in-depth characterization of the characters, costumes and stage set-up. As the play progressed, the describer gave a detailed account of their behaviors/mannerisms as well as their location and movement. I enjoy audio description, as it enhances my experience by filling in the visual nuances I would otherwise miss.
-Patron, Blindness: Learning In New Dimensions (BLIND, Inc.)
AD/ASL Performances:Dr. Seuss’ The Sneetches
Friday, March 17 at 7PM
Sunday, March 19 at 5PM (ASL only)
ASL Interpreters: Jules Lehto and Cheryl Fielitz
Audio Describer: Rick Jacobson
A Year With Frog and Toad
Friday, June 2nd at 7PM
Sunday, June 4th at 5PM (ASL only)
ASL Interpreters: Evonne Bilotta-Burke and Cheryl Fielitz
Audio Describer: Laura Wiebers
Please contact our Student Matinee Coordinator for scheduled ASL/AD performances for school shows.
Children's Theatre Company is located at 2400 Third Avenue South in the Minneapolis Institute of Arts facility. Patron drop-off/pick-up is located at the Third Avenue entrance circle drive.
Accessible parking is available at several nearby locations:
If you have questions about any of our access services or need an accommodation not mentioned above, please contact the Ticket Office by phone at 612.874.0400 (voice) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.