Globe focusing on creating accessible opportunities for all patrons

Thursday, Jun. 8, 2017 at 12:00 am

Globe Theatre is committed to providing opportunities for all patrons to enjoy a live theatre experience and is hosting both an English-ASL interpretation of the performance on June 21 and a Relaxed and Audio-Described matinee on June 24.

Both performances are open to all patrons but will provide services tailored to those with specific needs. The ASL interpretation provides a translation of the performance for patrons who are deaf or hard of hearing. The Relaxed and Audio-Described performance, the first of its kind at Globe, will provide a relaxed performance atmosphere for patrons with sensory or communication disorders, those with autism, small children who are not used to a traditional performance environment, and patrons with vision loss.

Jeff  Dedekker  of the Leader-Post talked with  Artistic Director and CEO Ruth Smillie about these performances. Smillie says that with The Little Mermaid, "we're starting big but...we want to use this opportunity to provide this kind of accessibility for a really popular show."

Click here to read the full interview with details on each performance and how you can purchase tickets.

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