Accessibility Options

ACT prioritizes ensuring our performances and facilities are accessible to all of our patrons. For additional information or if you have questions, need assistance, or an accommodation not mentioned below, please contact us at or 206.292.7676 (noon – 6 pm, Tuesday – Friday).

Available for All Performances

ACT offers the Figaro MobiTxt® Closed Captioning (CC) for audience members who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing (HH), or who may benefit from captions for any reason.

The Figaro system supports closed captioning on individual tablets attached to a “gooseneck” stand on the arm of the patron’s seat anywhere in the theatre. The captioning will be run manually by an operator at each performance so there will be no delay in the display.

Patrons wishing to utilize the CC system should purchase tickets as they normally would, then call or email the Box Office to reserve a tablet at or 206.292.7676. Tablets may also be requested upon arrival at the theatre. This service is complimentary.

ACT is equipped with the Williams Sound® Audio Equipment, which amplifies stage sounds with the aid of headsets.

Headsets can be useful for anyone wanting a bit of help to catch every line, not just those experiencing hearing loss.

The neck loop plugs into a receiver’s earphone jack to provide a magnetic signal that can be picked up by a hearing aid equipped with a telecoil (t-switch). It is worn like a lanyard. It is suitable for a person with moderate to severe hearing loss. This service is complimentary.

Wheelchair Accessible Seating is available for all shows. Tickets may be purchased by phone, in person, or the Select- Your-Own-Seat function on this website. Please note: in the event of sold-out performances, accessible and companion seating may be released for sale to the public one (1) hour prior to the beginning of each show.

Swing arm chairs are available for patrons who wish to transfer from their wheelchair to a seat. ACT also provides armless chairs by request.
Available from any front-of-house team member.

ASL and Audio Described Performances

American Sign Language (ASL) Interpretation

Special seating is reserved for patrons requesting live ASL interpretation of the spoken English performance. Seats are held for patrons during select performances to guarantee optimal viewing of both the interpreters and the stage.

Find ASL interpreted performances.

Audio Described Performances

Audio description is available for patrons who are blind, who have low vision, or who may benefit from having the unspoken action of a play narrated for any reason. See any front-of-house team member before the performance to receive your headset. This service is complimentary.

Audio Describer, Lynne Compton

Find Audio Described performances.

Sensory Friendly Performances

ACT Contemporary Theatre has partnered with Sensory Access and Seattle Theatre Group to create a comfortable and welcoming environment for neurodivergent individuals and those with special sensory processing. Click here to see our full Sensory Accessibility page.

Social Narratives

Social Narratives are visual guides to assist our guests in what to expect when attending ACT Contemporary Theatre. Click a button below to see the Social Narrative for two of ACT’s theatres.

Allen Theatre Narrative

You can see The Sunless Scar in the Allen Theatre.

Falls Theatre Narrative

You can see A Case for the Existence of God, STEW, and The Lehman Trilogy in the Falls Theatre.