2018-19 Accessibility

Performance Calendar

Kentucky Center Presents

Actors Theatre of Louisville

PNC Bank Broadway in Louisville

Kentucky Opera

Kentucky Shakespeare

Lexington Children’s Theatre

Louisville Ballet

StageOne Family Theatre

At The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, we take pride in being a leader in Kentucky’s arts community. Our unique and vibrant organization aspires to exhibit these values in all that we do: inclusion, collaboration, innovation and passion.

Accessibility Services is inclusive by ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to participate in world-class arts programming at many Louisville venues. We collaborate with other arts organizations including the Louisville Ballet, Kentucky Opera, Louisville Orchestra, PNC Broadway in Louisville, Stage One Family Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville and the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival to offer services for individuals with disabilities. We seek out innovative accommodations and technologies that can provide access to a diverse audience, with many unique needs. We are passionate in the belief that everyone in our community should have access to quality arts experiences.

This calendar details many of the services offered by the Kentucky Center’s Accessibility Services for Kentucky Center presents performances, and our community collaborators and contributors. We are committed to providing accessible programming options to all of our patrons. Whether you need accommodations for a visual disability, a hearing disability, or for a loved one on the autism spectrum – we have services available for you!

The Center’s award-winning Accessibility Services Program is a regional and national leader in providing access services that make the theater experience possible for patrons with disabilities. Come share in our passion and enjoy the exciting arts season ahead!

Audio Description

The Kentucky Center offers Audio Description for patrons who are blind or who have low vision. Describers provide a live, objective, descriptive delivery of the visual elements of a performance in between the lines of dialog via a small FM receiver. Receivers are available at the Coat Check prior to the performance.

Caption Theater

The Kentucky Center offers Caption Theater for scheduled performances for patrons who are deaf or hard of hearing. The audible elements are shown on a sign, in real time, as they are spoken or sung. Reservations should be requested for seats in sections of the theater which allow patrons to clearly view the sign and the stage.

Real Time Captioning

The Kentucky Center offers Real Time Captioning (CART) for select scheduled events for patrons who are deaf or hard of hearing. CART is a service in which a certified CART provider listens to speech and instantaneously translates all the speech to text. Reservations should be requested for seats in sections of the theater which allow patrons to clearly view the sign and the stage.

Sign Interpretation

Sign Interpretation is available for scheduled performances. Unless otherwise noted or requested, all sign interpretation is American Sign Language (ASL). Requests for this service must be made a minimum of two weeks prior to the event. Reservations should

be requested for seats in sections of the theater which allow patrons to clearly view the Interpreter and the stage.

Sensory Friendly Performance

Sensory-friendly performances are designed to create a welcoming environment for individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other individuals with sensory sensitivities. Accommodations for these performances include keeping the theatre lights dimmed, providing extra space between patrons, freedom to vocalize and move/switch seats and allowing patrons to exit and enter during the performance. This service provides a relaxed and accepting atmosphere. Although these performances are adapted specifically to accommodate for patrons with sensory sensitivities, the general public is welcome to attend.

Sensory-Friendly Pre-Performance Visitor’s Guides are available on our website for Whitney Hall, Bomhard Theater and the Brown Theatre. Check these out at www.kentuckycenter.org/about/access-services/sensory-friendly-services

Mobility Access

The Kentucky Center theaters offer barrier-free access for patrons using wheelchairs, walkers or other mobility devices. A limited number of courtesy wheelchairs are available for loan. Please reserve them when purchasing your ticket through the box office.

Accessible seating is reserved exclusively for patrons with accessible needs and their companions. Wheelchair accessible seating can be purchased online at kentuckycenter.org for performances at The Kentucky Center and The Brown Theatre. We highly recommend guests that need accessible seating contact our box office directly; our staff is knowledgeable about our facilities and they will provide the best service for our guests with accessible requirements.

Assistive Listening System

Infrared hearing devices are available to provide hearing amplification for patrons with hearing loss in all venues of The Kentucky Center and Brown Theatre, including meeting spaces. FM hearing devices are available in the Bomhard Theater and Whitney Hall. Patrons can sit anywhere in the theater and use the headsets. Headsets with induction neckloops are available for patrons who use hearing aids and cochlear implants with a "T" switch. Ask your audiologist whether your hearing aid or cochlear implant has a "T" switch (telecoil) and how to use it with an assistive listening headset. Headsets and neckloops are available at the Coat Check at both the Kentucky Center and Brown Theatre

Reservations must be made 48 hours in advance for events in the Clark-Todd Hall or any meeting spaces.

Large print program materials are available for

most performances. Additional large print and Braille materials may be requested from Access Services at least one week in advance of the scheduled performance.

Tactile tours can be arranged prior to some scheduled performances.

Noise Reduction Headphones

Noise Reducing Headphones are available for patron use at The Kentucky Center and the Brown Theatre. Headphones can benefit individuals attending performances who have Autism Spectrum Disorders or other sensory sensitivities. No reservations needed, simply stop by the Coat Check to pick up the headphones.

Tickets

To purchase tickets, call The Kentucky Center Box office at 800.775.7777 or 502.584.7777. Please make reservations for services at the time you purchase your ticket to ensure the best seating location for the service.

If you cannot attend a scheduled audio described, captioned or sign interpreted performances, please email access@kentuckycenter.org or call 502-566-5111 to request the service for another performance. The Kentucky Center will work to accommodate requests whenever possible.

To purchase tickets for Actors Theatre of Louisville, call the Actors Box Office at 502.584.1205. Please make reservations for services at the time you purchase your ticket to ensure the best seating location for the service.

To purchase tickets for Lexington Children’s Theatre, call LCT box office at 859-254- 4546 x 247

Theater Addresses and Abbreviations

The Kentucky Center

501 W. Main Street

Whitney Hall (WH)

Bomhard Theater (BO)

The MeX (MeX)

W.L. Lyons Brown Theatre (BT)

315 W. Broadway

Actors Theatre of Louisville

316 W. Main Street

Bingham Theatre (BG)

Pamela Brown Auditorium (PB)

Victor Jory Theatre (VJ)

Lexington Children’s Theatre (LCT)

418 West Short Street

Lexington, KY 40507

Kentucky Shakespeare Festival

C. Douglas Ramey Amphitheater (CP)

Central Park 4th & Magnolia

Contact Access Services:

access@kentuckycenter.org 502-566-5140 TTY

502-780-1249 TEXT

502-566-5111 Voice

Check out our access services blog posts, http://blog.kentuckycenter.org/get_centered_the_kentucky/access-services/

Company Legend

Kentucky Center Presents – KC

Actors Theatre of Louisville – AT

PNC Bank Broadway in Louisville – BL

Kentucky Opera – KO

Kentucky Shakespeare Festival – KS

Lexington Children’s Theatre - LCT

Louisville Ballet – LB

StageOne Family Theatre - SO

Audio Description

LB Romeo and Juliet Saturday, 09-08-18 2:00 PM Whitney Hall AT Dracula Sunday, 09-16-18 2:00 PM Bingham Theatre

KO The Magic Flute Sunday, 09-23-18 2:00 PM Brown Theatre

AT The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Sunday, 09-30-18 2:30 PM Pamela Brown Auditorium

BL Aladdin Saturday, 10-13-18 2:00 PM Whitney Hall

LB Mozart Saturday, 10-13-18 2:00 PM Brown Theatre

BL Aladdin Saturday, 10-20-18 2:00 PM Whitney Hall

SO Frankenstein Saturday,10-27-18 2:00 PM Bomhard Theater

AT A Doll’s House, Part 2 Sunday, 10-28-18 2:30 PM Victor Jory Theatre KC CirqueLouis Sunday, 11-04-18 2:00 PM Bomhard Theatre

KC Dance Theatre of Harlem Friday, 11-09-18 8:00 PM Whitney Hall KO Enemies, A Love Story Sunday, 11-11-18 2:00 PM Brown Theatre AT The Santaland Diaries Sunday, 11-25-18 4:00 PM Victor Jory Theatre BL A Christmas Story Saturday, 12-01-18 2:00 PM Whitney Hall

AT A Christmas Carol Sunday, 12-02-18 2:00 PM Pamela Brown Auditorium

SO The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Saturday, 12-08-18 2:00 PM Location To Be Determined

KC Rudolph Sunday, 12-16-18 2:00 PM Brown Theatre

LCT Jack and the Wonder Beans* Saturday, 12-15-18 11:00 AM Lexington Children’s Theatre

LB The Brown-Forman Nutcracker Sunday, 12-16-18 2:00 PM Whitney Hall BL Something Rotten Saturday, 01-19-19 2:00 PM Whitney Hall

AT Pipeline Sunday, 01-20-19 2:30 PM Bingham Theatre

LCT Rapunzel* Saturday, 01-26-19 11:00 AM Lexington Children’s Theatre

SO Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing Saturday, 02-02-19 2:00 PM Location To Be Determined

AT Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin Sunday, 02-10-19 2:30 PM Pamela Brown Auditorium

KC Diavolo Friday, 02-15-19 8:00 PM Whitney Hall

KO Rigoletto Sunday, 02-17-19 2:00 PM Brown Theatre KC Malpaso Sunday, 02-23-19 8:00 PM Brown Theatre

BL Book of Mormon Saturday, 03-02-19 2:00 PM Whitney Hall

LB Human Abstract Saturday, 03-02-19 2:00 PM Bomhard Theater BL On Your Feet Saturday, 03-16-19 2:00 PM Whitney Hall

AT Humana Festival Play TBD Sunday, 03-24-19 2:30 PM Bingham Theatre

AT Humana Festival Play TBD Sunday, 03-31-19 2:30 PM Pamela Brown Auditorium LB Cinderella Saturday, 04-06-19 2:00 PM Whitney Hall

SO The True Story of the Three Little Pigs Saturday, 04-20-19 2:00 PM Location To Be Determined

BL Hello Dolly Saturday, 05-18-19 2:00 PM Whitney Hall

KS To Be Determined** Thursday, 06-06-19 8:00 PM Central Park BL Hamilton Saturday, 06-08-19 2:00pm Whitney Hall

BL Hamilton Saturday, 06-15-19 2:00 PM Whitney Hall

KS To Be Determined** Thursday, 06-20-19 8:00 PM Central Park KS To Be Determined** Thursday, 07-04-19 8:00 PM Central Park

Open Captioning

KC Reese Witherspoon Friday, 9-21-18 8:00 PM Whitney Hall

AT The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Saturday, 09-29-18 2:30 PM Pamela Brown Auditorium

AT Dracula Saturday, 10-06-18 3:00 PM Bingham Theatre

BL Aladdin Saturday, 10-13-18 8:00 PM Whitney Hall

BL Aladdin Sunday, 10-14-18 6:30 PM Whitney Hall

AT A Doll’s House, Part 2 Saturday, 10-20-18 2:30 PM Victor Jory Theatre BL Aladdin Saturday, 10-20-18 8:00 PM Whitney Hall

BL Aladdin Sunday, 10-21-18 6:30 PM Whitney Hall

SO Frankenstein Saturday, 10-27-18 2:00 PM Bomhard Theater

AT The Santaland Diaries Saturday, 11-24-18 4:00 PM Victor Jory Theatre KC Craig Ferguson Tuesday, 11-27-18 Brown Theatre

AT A Christmas Carol Saturday, 12-01-18 2:00 PM Pamela Brown Auditorium BL A Christmas Story Saturday, 12-01-18 8:00 PM Whitney Hall

BL A Christmas Story Sunday, 12-02-18 6:30 PM Whitney Hall

SO The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Saturday,12-08-18 2:00 PM Bomhard Theater KC Randy Rainbow Live Saturday, 12-08-18 7:30 PM Brown Theatre

KC Rudolph Sunday, 12-16-18 8:00 PM Brown Theatre

AT Pipeline Saturday, 01-19-19 2:30PM Bingham Theatre

BL Something Rotten Saturday, 01-19-19 8:00 PM Whitney Hall BL Something Rotten Sunday, 01-20-19 6:30 PM Whitney Hall

SO Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing Saturday, 02-02-19 2PM Location To Be Determined

AT Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin Saturday, 02-09-19 2:30 PM Pamela Brown Auditorium

BL Book of Mormon Saturday, 03-02-19 8:00 PM Whitney Hall BL On Your Feet Saturday, 03-16-19 8:00 PM Whitney Hall BL On Your Feet Sunday, 03-17-19 6:30 PM Whitney Hall

AT Humana Festival: TBD Saturday, 03-30-19 3:00 PM Pamela Brown

SO The True Story of the Three Little Pigs Saturday,04-20-19 2PM Location To Be Determined

BL Hello Dolly Saturday, 05-18-19 8:00 PM Whitney Hall

BL Hello Dolly Sunday, 05-19-19 6:30 PM Whitney Hall

KS To Be Determined Thursday, 06-06-19 8:00 PM Central Park BL Hamilton Saturday, 06-08-19 8:00 PM Whitney Hall

BL Hamilton Sunday, 06-09-19 6:30 PM Whitney Hall

BL Hamilton Saturday, 06-15-19 at 8:00 PM Whitney Hall

KS To Be Determined Thursday, 06-20-19 8:00 PM Central Park KS To Be Determined Thursday, 07-04-19 8:00 PM Central park

Surtitles

KO The Magic FluteFriday, 09-21-18 8:00 PM Brown Theatre KO The Magic FluteSunday, 09-23-18 2:00 PM Brown Theatre KO Enemies, A Love Story Friday, 11-09-18 8:00 PM Brown Theatre KO Enemies, A Love StorySunday, 11-11-18 2:00 PM Brown Theatre KO Rigoletto Friday, 02-15-19 8:00 PM Brown Theatre

KO Rigoletto Sunday, 02-17-19 2:00 PM Brown Theatre

Sign Interpretation

BL Aladdin Saturday, 10-20-18 8:00 PM Whitney Hall

KC Voices of Kentuckiana Sunday, 12-09-18 5:00 PM Bomhard Theater KC Voices of Kentuckiana Sunday, 04-14-19 5:00 PM Bomhard Theater BL Hamilton Saturday, 06-22-19 8:00 PM Whitney Hall

Sensory Friendly

AT The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Sunday, 10-07-18 2:30 PM Pamela Brown Auditorium

AT The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time * Wednesday, 10-10-18 10:00 AM Pamela Brown Auditorium

SO Frankenstein Saturday, 10-27-18, 2:00 PM Bomhard Theater

AT A Christmas Carol * Tuesday, 12-04-18 10:30 AM Pamela Brown Auditorium SO The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Saturday, 12-08-18 2:00 PM Location To Be Determined

LB The Brown Forman Nutcracker Sunday, 12-09-18 11:30 AM Whitney Hall

LCT* Jack and the Wonder Beans Saturday, 12-15-18 11:00 AM Lexington Children’s Theatre

LCT* Rapunzel Saturday, 01-26-19 11:00 AM Lexington Children’s Theatre

SO Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing Saturday, 02-02-19, 2:00 PM Location To Be Determined

SO The True Story of the Three Little Pigs Saturday, 04-20-19 2:00 PM Location To Be Determined

*Lexington Children’s Theatre Policy - Please call the box office at 859-254-

4546 x 247 or Erin McGuire-Thompson at 859-254-4546 x 222 to request Audio Description at least two weeks in advance of scheduled performance. If no one has requested the serv ice, it will be canceled. Ticket for sensory friendly performances can be purchased online at regular price OR you can call our box office to put your name on the attendee list and take advantage of our Pay What You Can option when you arrive at the theatre.

**Kentucky Shakespeare Policy – Please call 502-574-9900 to request Audio Description at least two weeks in advance of the scheduled performance. If no one has requested the service, it will be canceled.

Additional Information

Kentucky Center gratefully acknowledges the Audio Description and Caption Theater Volunteers for their many hours of dedicated service.

Support for Access Services equipment provided by the WHAS Crusade for Children, The Jacob C. Koch Charitable Trust, and the Estate of Terry Sales.

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