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Accessibility Services

University Theatre is committed to providing an accessible and enjoyable experience for all. 

University Theatre offers barrier-free access for patrons using wheelchairs, walkers, service animals or other devices in all of our spaces and parking areas; as well as, ticket counters, concessions and restrooms. A limited amount of accessible seating is available for patrons with mobility needs, companions and/or service animals.

To better assist our front of house staff and to help us prepare for your visit, please let us know of any accommodations or needs you may have by emailing us at universitytheatre@ncsu.edu. Please include your name, date of the performance you will be attending, how many are in your party and your request. This may include accessible seating, assistive listening devices, or the need of audio description services.

Parking 

All University Theatre facilities offer accessible parking. For Thompson Hall, spaces are located to the left of the building in the parking lot between Thompson and the Honors Commons building. For Stewart Theatre, a limited number of spaces are available in the Jeter Drive parking lot and on Cates Avenue. Visit the NC State parking website for up-to-date parking locations. 

Drop off locations are available adjacent to all venues. For Thompson Hall, patrons can be dropped off between the theater and the Honors Commons building. For Stewart Theatre, patrons may be dropped off at the Technology Tower on Dunn Avenue Talley Student Union next to Reynolds Coliseum. 

Facility Access

Each of our performance spaces offer wheelchair accessibility and accessible seating. These seats can be seen on our venues page. Please contact University Theatre at universitytheatre@ncsu.edu or call 919-513-3927 for more information.

Be mindful that UT staff and volunteers are not able to assist patrons in transferring to or from a wheelchair, theater seat or vehicle; operate motorized mobility aids; or provide personal attendant services such as assisting patrons in the restroom. Staff and volunteers are not permitted to accompany patrons outside of the theater.

Assistive Listing

Both the Titmus Theatre and the Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre are now equipped with the new ListenRF assistive listening system which offers guests the ability to receive a show’s audio via individual receivers — no matter where their seat is located. The enhanced audio signal is delivered via earbud or neck loop to individuals with telecoil-equipped hearing aids or cochlear implants.

Stewart Theatre is equipped with an RF assistive listening system which offers guests the ability to receive a show’s audio via individual receivers — no matter where their seat is located. The enhanced audio signal is delivered via earbud.

To better help us prepare for your visit, please email us at universitytheatre@ncsu.edu or call 919-513-3927 and let us know you would like to utilize this device. Visitors may also request a receiver from an usher upon arrival at the theater. 

Personal Care Attendants

Patrons with disabilities may be accompanied by paid Personal Care Attendants (PCA) at no additional cost during their visit. 

Patrons with PCAs who wish to purchase advance tickets should contact University Theatre at universitytheatre@ncsu.edu or call 919-513-3927 to request free companion tickets for a paid PCA. These tickets must be picked up in person by the visitor or the paid PCA at Ticket Central. 

Service Animals

Trained service animals are welcome in Thompson Hall, Talley Student Center, and Stewart Theatre. Please contact University Theatre at universitytheatre@ncsu.edu or call 919-513-3927 for more information on attending performances. 

Closed Captioning

Please contact University Theatre at universitytheatre@ncsu.edu or call 919-513-3927 at least four weeks before opening night of a production to request arrangements for closed captioning.

Supertitles

Supertitles are projected at all performances of University Theatre Producing Series shows. Best seats for the viewing of supertitles vary from show to show. Contact University Theatre at universitytheatre@ncsu.edu or call 919-513-3927 for more information. Additionally, you may speak with the house manager on duty before entering the house upon your arrival.

Audio Description

Please contact University Theatre at universitytheatre@ncsu.edu or call 919-513-3927 at least four weeks before opening night of a production to request arrangements for Audio description (AD). AD is provided by Arts Access. For those utilizing this service, a complimentary ticket is available for their sighted companion. Visit ArtsAccessInc.org to learn more about audio description.

American Sign Language Interpretation

Please contact University Theatre at universitytheatre@ncsu.edu or call 919-513-3927 at least four weeks before opening night of a production to request arrangements for American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation. This service is coordinated with assistance from Arts Access.

Print Material

University Theatre has gone digital with all programs. Large format programs and printed programs are available upon request. Please contact University Theatre at universitytheatre@ncsu.edu or call 919-513-3927 for more information.

Teaching Spaces

Students taking academic courses in our spaces are encouraged to speak with their instructor and contact the Disabilities Resource Office to request accommodations.