Orlando Shakes is deeply committed to providing access for the arts regardless of ability or financial need. Please read below to find information on the services you may require

For information, or if you have questions, need assistance, or an accommodation not mentioned, contact the Box Office at 407-447-1700 ext. 1 or email boxoffice@orlandoshakes.org.

At the time of your ticket purchase, please inform the Box Office of special needs so that we may ensure optimal seating locations.


wheelchairACCESSIBLE SEATING
A limited number of wheelchair accessible seats are available for each performance.ADA seating is available online. For additional information or if you have questions regarding an accommodation, please call the Box Office at (407) 447-1700 ext. 1. TDD users may contact the Theater via the Florida Relay Center 711.

 

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Hearing enhancement devices are available free of charge on a first come, first-served basis for all performances.

 

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A limited number of large print scripts and programs are available free of charge at each Orlando Shakes performance.


16-17_lofo_sf_symbol-whiteSENSORY FRIENDLY PERFORMANCES

Parents of young people with a sensory need can be reluctant to attend live-theater.  We invite families with a child with a sensory need or other social, cognitive and physical challenges to participate in our Sensory Friendly Program at select Children’s Series performances.  We provide supports and resources for young people with a special need at all of our Children’s Series Productions.

  • Orlando Shakes welcomes every child to attend the Children’s Series and recognizes that all children are developing their appropriate theater engagement skills. Some youth may only be able to sit for 10-minutes of the production, while others will sit attentively for the full 55-minute performance.  Orlando Shakes remains open and flexible to the length of time each child is able to sit with focus and attention and invites all children to engage within their current level of abilities.
  • Social stories and other resources will be made available to program participants with follow-up instruction and support provided upon request the week the family attends a Children’s Series Production.

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Sensory Friendly Performances All Children’s Series performances are 55-minute age-appropriate productions without an intermission. 
Aladdin and the Magic Lamp
July 1, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day April 21, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.

Resources

Potential Triggers: Every person has an emotional and physical response to various stimuli. The theater and performances are filled with stimuli. By reviewing this list of Potential Triggers, you may be able to identify stimuli that have potential to negatively trigger your child.

Social Story: Each social story will help you prepare your child for attending the theater.  A social story for each production will also be emailed to each attendee 48 hours before their chosen performance.

Special Visit: A special visit and tour of the theatre may be arranged in the week prior to a performance your child is attending.  Your child will get to know their seats, and may see/touch various set and costume pieces, or experience sounds and lights that will be part of the production.


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ASL INTERPRETED PERFORMANCE
Provided by Florida Hands & Voices and Signing Shadows, LLC.
ASL interpretation is offered during select Children’s Series performances for our patrons who are hard of hearing or Deaf. There is no additional charge for this service.

Each actor is shadowed by a sign language interpreter, providing a rich theater experience for guests who use sign language. This is also an excellent experience for hearing theater patrons who are exposed to a new and exciting style of theater.

Our interpreters are from Signing Shadows, a volunteer service for the non-profit organization, Florida Hands & Voices. One of their initiatives is to provide events and experiences that Deaf and hard of hearing children can participate in.

ASL Performance Schedule
All Children’s Series performances are 55-minute age-appropriate productions without an intermission.  
Aladdin and the Magic Lamp
July 8, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Showtime for Shakespeare: A Magic Treehouse Adventure October 4, 2017 at 2:oo p.m.
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
 April 28, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.