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Accessibility Questions? Contact our Accessibility Coordinator Debi Sciranka .

Pittsburgh Post Gazette Article: Pittsburgh's Prime Stage Theatre gains new sensory inclusion status

More Information: Prime Stage Accessibility Programs (pdf)


With Prime Online this season, our Audio Description performances will be based on your selection of AUDIO when ordering your tickets. Once the COVID-19 restrictions are over and the doors to the New Hazlett Theater are opened again, the Audio Description will be on the 2nd Friday performance of each production,

Prime Stage provides Audio Description for those who are blind or visually impaired. During these performances, all action and physical appearances will be described live through a headset.

Braille programs are made available by the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped - Large print playbills are also available.

Nathan Ruggles of Audio Describe Pittsburgh -

Audio Description dates and times - Touch Tour at 7:00 PM and Performance at 8:00 PM

- Einstein, A Stage Portrait – November 13, 2020 - BUY TICKETS
- One Christmas Carol – December 11, 2020, 2020 - BUY TICKETS
- Sojourner Truth – February 12, 2021 - BUY TICKETS

Equipment is made available to the community thanks to the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council and through a grant from the Allegheny Regional Asset District.


Our Sensory Inclusive Performance is a family experience fostering attendance and meaningful experiences at Prime Stage Theatre. A sensory inclusive performance may involve adapting the house rules for a particular performance, adapting the audience environment, creating alternative ticketing and seating arrangements, as well as pre-theater preparatory activities for the person with a sensory, social, or learning disability so the person begins to understand and anticipate what might happen at a performing arts experience.

Curious about what to expect when attending one of our Sensory Inclusive performances? Check out video below to prepare your visit!

- VIDEO: Sensory Inclusive Productions

- Plan Your Theater Experience (PDF)

Sensory Inclusive dates and times are 2:30 PM

What does a Sensory Inclusive Performance look and sound like? (pdf)

- The Scarlet Letter – November 9, 2019
The Scarlet Letter - Social Story (pdf)

- The Outsiders – March 14, 2020
The Outsiders - Social Story (pdf)

- Mockingbird – Nov 14, 2020


Autism Speaks -
Autism Society of Pittsburgh -
Bandtogether Pittsburgh -
Parents in Toto -
Slippery Rock University Special Education Program -

Sensory Inclusion Partners

Autism Society of Pittsburgh
Slippery Rock University Special Education Department
TDF - Theatre Development Fund


Allegheny Health Network
Jack Buncher Foundation
Snee-Rinehardt Charitable Foundation
The Fine Foundation
Edith L. Trees Charitable Trust


On the 2nd Saturday of each production, Prime Stage is pleased to offer American Sign Language interpreted performances.

Signed Interpreted dates and times are at 8:00 PM

- The Scarlet Letter – November 9, 2019
- The Outsiders – March 14, 2020
- Mockingbird – May 16, 2020

New Hazlett Theater

Our performance location at the Hazlett Theater provides access for patrons using wheelchairs or walkers. Entrance ramps to the theater and wider stalls with assistive bars in our mens’ and ladies’ restrooms in our lobby allow people easy access. Designated parking spaces are located outside of our main entrance. There is integrated seating for patrons in wheelchairs. Please inform the Prime Stage Box Office 412.608.2262 when ordering tickets