August 2019 | Upcoming accessible performances at Chicago area theatres
ChicagoPlays Access is a monthly communication service to promote accessible performances for people with disabilities.The email includes listings of upcoming ASL-Interpreted, Audio-Described and Touch Tour performances, Open-Captioned performances and Autism-Friendly performances.
August Performances
Audio Described/Touch Tour Performances
Wednesday, August 7 at 6:30 p.m. (Frank J. Wilson Park, 4630 N. Milwaukee)
Chicago Shakespeare Theater in the Parks
Chicago, IL 

FREE FOR ALL. Bring your blanket or chair.
Thursday, August 8 at 8 p.m.
The Second City
1616 N. Wells St., Chicago, IL 

Tickets can be purchased in person at The Second City Box Office, by phone at 312-337-3992, or via email to access@secondcity.com . For more information on The Second City’s accessibility services in Chicago email access@secondcity.com .
Sunday, August 11 at 3 p.m. (Touch tour begins at 1:30 p.m.)
Steppenwolf Theatre
1650 N. Halsted, Chicago, IL 

When purchasing tickets for an accessible performance, please indicate that you are interested in the service that's being offered -- that will allow us to give you the best possible seats and assistance.
In person: 1650 N Halsted
Phone: (312) 335-1650
TTY: (312) 335-3830
Friday, August 16 at 7:30 p.m.
MCA Stage
220 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 

Buy Tickets Online . ASL interpretation by Julikka LaChe and Veramarie Baldoza is provided for this performance. Victor Cole provides an optional live audio description for patrons who are blind or low vision. Headsets can be reserved by calling our Box Office at  312-397-4010  or by emailing  BoxOffice@mcachicago.org .
Sunday, August 18 at 11 a.m. (Touch Tour begins at 9:15 a.m.)
Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier
800 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 

Phone: 312.595.5600
TTY: 312.595.5699
Group sales: 312.595.5678
Fax: 312.595.5644
Open-Captioned Performances
Thursday, August 1 at 7:30 p.m. AND
Saturday, August 17 at 3 p.m.
Steppenwolf Theatre
1650 N. Halsted, Chicago, IL 

When purchasing tickets for an accessible performance, please indicate that you are interested in the service that's being offered -- that will allow us to give you the best possible seats and assistance.
In person: 1650 N Halsted
Phone: (312) 335-1650
TTY: (312) 335-3830
Saturday, August 3 at 2 p.m.
Goodman Theatre
170 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 

Tickets are just $30 and can be purchased at the Goodman box office (312.443.3800) or online at www.goodmantheatre.org/Tickets/Accessibility
Sunday, August 4 at 2:30 p.m.
American Blues Theater at Stage 773
1225 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL 

Call (773) 654-3103, or email SuzyR@AmericanBluesTheater.com for discounted Access tickets. Buy tickets online at www.americanbluestheater.com
Use code "ACCESS" online or over the phone for special $25 tickets.
Sunday, August 4 at 2 p.m. AND
Saturday, August 17 at 8 p.m.
CIBC Theatre
18 W. Monroe, Chicago, IL 

If you are in need of theatre tickets that require accessible seating you can purchase through  Ticketmaster , but for personalized service please call our accessibility line (312) 977-1700 and press 5 (TTY: (800) 359-2525) or email the accessible office at  accessibility@broadwayinchicago.com . Leave your name and a phone number where we can reach you, an accessibility specialist will return your call within 24 hours to take your priority reservation.  
Wednesday, August 7 at 2 p.m. AND
Friday, August 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Broadway In Chicago at the Cadillac Palace Theatre
151 W. Randolph, Chicago, IL 

If you are in need of theatre tickets that require accessible seating you can purchase through  Ticketmaster , but for personalized service please call our accessibility line (312) 977-1700 and press 5 (TTY: (800) 359-2525) or email the accessible office at  accessibility@broadwayinchicago.com . Leave your name and a phone number where we can reach you, an accessibility specialist will return your call within 24 hours to take your priority reservation.  
ASL-Interpreted Performances
Saturday, August 10 at 6:30 p.m. (Ridge Park, 9625 S. Longwood)
Sunday, August 11 at 6:30 p.m. (Calumet Park, 9801 S. Ave. G)
Thursday, August 15 at 6:30 p.m. (Piotrowski Park, 4247 W. 31st St)
Saturday, August 17 at 6:30 p.m. (Welles Park, 2333 W. Sunnyside)
Sunday, August 18 at 6:30 p.m. (Ping Tom Memorial Park, 1700 S. Wentworth)
Chicago Shakespeare Theater in the Parks
Chicago, IL 

FREE FOR ALL. Bring your blanket or chair.
Sunday, August 11 at 2 p.m. AND
Saturday, August 31 at 8 p.m.
CIBC Theatre
18 W. Monroe, Chicago, IL 

If you are in need of theatre tickets that require accessible seating you can purchase through  Ticketmaster , but for personalized service please call our accessibility line (312) 977-1700 and press 5 (TTY: (800) 359-2525) or email the accessible office at  accessibility@broadwayinchicago.com . Leave your name and a phone number where we can reach you, an accessibility specialist will return your call within 24 hours to take your priority reservation.  
Friday, August 16 at 7:30 p.m.
MCA Stage
220 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 

Buy Tickets Online . ASL interpretation by Julikka LaChe and Veramarie Baldoza is provided for this performance. Victor Cole provides an optional live audio description for patrons who are blind or low vision. Headsets can be reserved by calling our Box Office at  312-397-4010  or by emailing  BoxOffice@mcachicago.org .
Friday, August 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Broadway In Chicago at the Cadillac Palace Theatre
151 W. Randolph, Chicago, IL 

If you are in need of theatre tickets that require accessible seating you can purchase through  Ticketmaster , but for personalized service please call our accessibility line (312) 977-1700 and press 5 (TTY: (800) 359-2525) or email the accessible office at  accessibility@broadwayinchicago.com . Leave your name and a phone number where we can reach you, an accessibility specialist will return your call within 24 hours to take your priority reservation.  
Saturday, August 24 at 11 a.m.
Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier
800 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 

Phone: 312.595.5600
TTY: 312.595.5699
Group sales: 312.595.5678
Fax: 312.595.5644
Autism/Sensory-Friendly Performances
Saturday, August 10 at 2 p.m.
Goodman Theatre
170 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 

To purchase tickets, enter the promo code SENSORY to unlock this performance. Tickets start at $15. Please note: those without sensory sensitivities or not accompanying those who do are encouraged to attend a different performance.
Access Calendar
For a complete list of upcoming ASL-Interpreted, Audio-Described and Touch Tour performances, Open-Captioned and Autism-Friendly performances visit:

Please note that all performances listed are subject to availability and information may change. We encourage you to confirm all details with the individual theatre box offices.
The League of Chicago Theatres is committed to working with Chicago area theatres to make live theatre accessible to everyone. The League of Chicago Theatres is a non-profit alliance of theatres which leverages its collective strength to promote, support, and advocate for Chicago's theatre industry locally, nationally, and internationally.
If you have a question or suggestion, please contact Ben Thiem .