Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre-Media Centre
Sense & Sensibility. Heather Russell, Natalie Viebrock, Julie Lumsden. Set & Costume Designer Judith Bowden, Lighting Designer Scott Henderson. Photo by Leif Norman.

2024/25 Accessible Performances

Each season, Royal MTC offers performances with reduced barriers. This season you can attend a performance with open captions, ASL interpretation or live audio description, or enjoy a relaxed performance environment. We are finalizing dates and will post those shows here before single tickets go on sale on August 1!

Live Audio Description

You'll be provided with a receiver and earpiece to hear about the visual elements of the production including a brief introduction and description of details through the show. These are voiced live, in real time, by a trained describer. You can bring your own earbuds or portable headphones if you prefer!  Audio Description provided by VIEW.



Live captions of dialogue and sounds are displayed on a screen at the same time as the action onstage. No special equipment is required for users; they are “open” to anyone! While the captions will be visible from many seats, certain areas will have the best sightlines. Captioning provided by Turner Captioning Services.


American Sign Language Interpretation

There is limited seating available in the sections with best view of the interpreter. If no one has requested tickets in this section 48 hours before the performance, the interpretation is cancelled, so please book in advance! Use the link next to the show you want to come to to make your booking, or contact the box office. Interpretation by ECCOE.

Relaxed Performance

Relaxed Performances are designed to welcome audience members who would benefit from a less restricted audience environment, including (but not limited to)  families with small children, those with: cognitive disabilities, physical needs entailing getting up out of your seat more often, sensory processing conditions or autism, and first-time theatregoers. The theatre will not go completely dark, there is a relaxed attitude towards audience noise and movement, and there may be minor production changes to reduce startling effects. We invite all patrons to come, be themselves and experience live theatre!

Download our Visual Guide to MTC and Visual Guide for The Sound of Music


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