Accessibility

 

AST strives to make its performances and facilities accessible to all our patrons. If you have questions about any accommodations or need assistance for another performance, please contact Rebekah Scallet's office at (501)-852-0702 (voice), or email contact@arkshakes.com.

2019 Sensory-Friendly Performance of

Romeo and Juliet
July 2 at 2 pm - BUY TICKETS HERE

Our sensory friendly performance is designed to provide an experience of our family Shakespeare production that's inviting to all individuals with sensory processing deficits, including (but not limited to) those on the autism disorder spectrum and their families. We welcomed our audiences to relax and be who they are. In order to share the joy of Shakespeare with everyone, we provided accommodations including the following: 

  • VISUAL

    • Lighting modifications 

    • Lights will remain on in the theatre at a low level

  • AUDITORY

    • ​Lower sound level during performance

    • Warning of unexpected noises

    • Glow sticks raised to warn when a surprise will happen on stage

    • Noise reducing headphones available

  • SEATING

    • Extra space between seats and easy access to aisles to get in and out during performance

    • Some seating available on the floor

  • PHYSICAL ACCESSIBILITY

    • ​Volunteers on-site to help those with mobility impairments

    • Accessible parking and easy entrance to the theatre space

  • OTHER ACCOMMODATIONS

    • Designated calming space near the performance area

    • Freedom for patrons to leave their seats and talk during the performance

    • Patrons allowed to bring fidget toys into the auditorium

    • Space throughout the theatre for standing and movement

    • Limited crowds

    • Volunteers trained to be inviting and accommodating to families' needs

Click here to download our handy "Know Before You Go" sheet about the sensory-friendly production. 

Our sensory-friendly performance of Romeo and Juliet is supported by a grant from the UCA Foundation. We are grateful to them for their contribution. 

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre  

501-852-0702
contact@arkshakes.com

UCA Box 5136, Conway, AR 72035

 

BOX OFFICE

Monday - Friday, 10-4 CST

866-810-0012

Reynolds Performance Hall 

223 Beatrice Powell Street Conway, AR 72035