Accessibility

Accessibility at HOBT

Virtual Programming

HOBT is offering virtual programming during the COVID 19 pandemic. All of our virtual events have captions, ASL interpretation and Spanish interpretation. All registration forms for events allow for the request of other access supports. A recording and transcript of the program will be available on our website after each event. 

In Person Programming

Access Offerings For Theater Shows

Wheelchair accessible seating is available on the flat platform that can be accessed through the entrance doors on the right side of the theater. If you need assistance, please let a staff person know and we will help you. 

A single stall, wheelchair accessible restroom is located through the entrance doors on the right side of the theater. This bathroom also has a diaper changing station.

ASL Interpretation and Audio Description

ASL interpretation is typically available during one night of a show’s run. Please check the event listing for information about ASL availability. Seating reserved for folks receiving ASL interpretation is located on the right side of the theater. Please ask our staff or ushers if you need help finding this seating. 

We offer audio description, services and touch tours for at least one night of a show’s run. Please check the event listing for availability. 

Restrooms

All restrooms are available for folks of any gender identity and expression.

One single stall, all gender restroom is located in the theater in the back right corner. This restroom is also wheelchair accessible and has a changing station.

Two all gender restrooms are located at the end of the lobby in the stairwell. One located up the stairs has two toilet stalls. The other is located down the stairs and has a toilet and two urinals.

A diaper changing station is located in the wheelchair accessible restroom located on the right side of the theater

Strobe Light Policy

 

Heart Of The Beast’s Strobe Light Policy 

HOBT is working on refraining from the use of flashing lights as it is often a trigger for seizures. If a show for a partnering theater company is being hosted at our theater, we ask that they do not use strobe lights. Thank you for your willingness in making our theater accessible. 

Sensory Needs

If you need to get your tickets and seating before the rest of the audience is present you’re welcome to come no more than 30 minutes beforehand and a staff person will assist you.

Performance Content Notes

Content warnings for shows are typically found in the event announcements and in the program on the night of the show (ex. Audience age suggestion, use of fog, violent content, etc)

Feedback

The HOBT staff is working on identifying barriers and improving accessibility within our theater and during performances.

If you have an access request, questions, or feedback, please contact our accessibility innovator Rubin Hardin at [email protected] with “accessibility” in the subject line. They will get back to you shortly.