Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre-Media Centre
 
Credits
Edmund Stapleton, Rosie (the dog) & David W. Keeley in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. Photo by David Cooper.

ACCESSIBILITY

 

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL)-INTERPRETED PERFORMANCES

Each season, Royal MTC offers one ASL-interpreted performance for members of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community. The performance is held at the Tom Hendry Warehouse, where good sightlines ensure patrons don't miss any of the action.

Please note:

  • Limited seating available.
  • When booking tickets (boxoffice@royalmtc.ca), those interested should identify themselves as members of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community to ensure seating in the section where they can see the interpreters.
  • If no one has requested tickets in the ASL section 48 hours prior to the performance, the interpreters are cancelled
 

RELAXED PERFORMANCE

Each season, Royal MTC offers a relaxed performance, designed welcome audience members who would benefit from a more relaxed environment. Minor production changes are made to reduce startling effects and there is a relaxed attitude towards audience noise and movement. We invite all patrons to come, be themselves and experience live theatre.

A Visual Guide is a step-by-step guide about what to expect when coming to the theatre. An online version and hard copies will be available for pick-up at our Box Office.
 

OPEN CAPTIONING

During open-captioned performances, an electronic text display is positioned to the side of the stage, showing what the actors are saying/singing and describing sound effects on stage.
 
This benefits not only Deaf and Hard of Hearing patrons, but also enhances the performance for those in the hearing audience who may have missed a word, phrase, joke or lyric. The majority of patrons use the captions as a reference throughout the performance since they can easily glance at the display while not missing the performance on stage.
 

WHEELCHAIR SEATING

The John Hirsch and Tom Hendry theatres are both fully accessible for wheelchair patrons. Please notify staff of your needs at the Box Office when ordering your tickets. Sorry, wheelchair accessible seats are not available online at this time.
 

HEARING-ASSISTANCE DEVICES

Sennheiser Infrared Assisted Hearing Devices are available free to patrons on a first-come, first-served basis. Limited number available; please see the House Manager when arriving at the theatre. For more information, contact the Box Office.
 

GENDER-INCLUSIVE WASHROOMS

Gender-inclusive washrooms are located on the main floor in the northwest corner of the building (John Hirsch Mainstage). All are welcome. 
 

Customer Service Accessibility Policy

 

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