Accessibility

We believe that our Big Stories, Up Close should be accessible to everyone and offer the services listed below.

Patrons wishing to make reservations for any special performance or take advantage of any accessibility service may contact Accessibility Coordinator Erika Rivard directly at 773-761-4477 x703 or access@lifelinetheatre.com. Our hours are Monday-Friday from 12pm to 6pm.

SERVICES FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR HAVE LOW VISION

Virtual audio-described performances on demand for the following performances:

  • Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type
    • Streaming: March 18 – April 18

Audio description is a pre-recorded commentary on the visual elements of the performance by trained describers, including descriptions of the locations, costumes, and props, interspersed with the actors’ dialogue.

SERVICES FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE d/DEAF OR HARD-OF-HEARING

Closed-captions are available on demand for all of Lifeline Theatre’s virtual audio/visual productions, including the following performances:

  • Fillet of Solo Festival
    • Streaming: February 8 – March 7
  • Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type
    • Streaming: March 18 – April 18

Captioning is a service for people with any level of hearing loss, featuring a text display of the words and sounds heard during a production.


Transcriptions are available on request for all of Lifeline Theatre’s virtual audio productions, including the following performances:

  • Miss Holmes: An Audio Drama
    • Streaming: March 12 – May 2
  • Sense & Sensibility: An Audio Drama
    • Streaming: May 13 – July 4

A transcription is a complete written document of all the words and sounds heard in a production. Transcripts of Miss Holmes and Sense & Sensibility can be requested by email at info@lifelinetheatre.com, or by calling the Box Office at 773-761-4477.

SERVICES FOR PEOPLE WITH SOCIAL AND/OR COGNITIVE DISABILITIES

Lifeline’s Autism/sensory friendly performances are currently only offered in-theatre and are unavailable for virtual performances.

Autism/sensory-friendly performances are relaxed and sensory-friendly theatre experiences designed to be more accessible to those individuals on the autism spectrum or to others with cognitive/developmental disabilities.

Special thanks to Theatre Development Fund‘s Autism Theatre Initiative for service as an advisor.

SERVICES FOR PEOPLE WITH MOBILITY DISABILITIES

Lifeline’s wheelchair accessible seating, seats without stairs, and accessible parking are unavailable for virtual performances.

•  Wheelchair accessible seating and seats without stairs in our theatre
•  An accessible parking space in front of the theatre, available with advance request

The tallest step in our seating area is 91/2“. Our seats are 173/8” wide, 18″ deep, and 161/2” tall.