TAP Accessibility Program

Service and Support for Theatregoers with Disabilities
Our mission at TDF is to increase access to live theatre for all audiences. That's why our TDF Accessibility Programs (TAP) for  theatregoers with disabilities are such an important part of our outreach. 

TAP provides a membership service for theatregoers who are hard of hearing or deaf, have low vision or are blind, who cannot climb stairs or who require aisle seating or wheelchair locations. TDF/TAP obtains special seating according to need. There is no annual fee, but you must provide proof of eligibility.

Who’s Eligible?

Anybody who requires special seating or who may benefit from open captioning, sign language interpreting or audio description services as the result of a documented physical limitation is eligible to apply for TDF Accessibility Membership.

Services Available To TAP Members

Accessible Seating

All TAP seats are guaranteed to be in the orchestra so members who cannot climb stairs for medical reasons are easily accommodated. Members who use wheelchairs or are able to transfer from their wheelchair to an aisle can obtain the seating they require. Members who have low vision or hearing loss can order tickets that place them closer to the stage.  Patrons who use service animals can obtain appropriate seating to accommodate them.
Learn more about mobility-related services available to TAP members.

Audio Description At Select Performances

For theatregoers who are blind, or have moderate to severe vision loss, TAP provides a specially trained describer who verbalizes what's happening on stage during pauses in dialogue. The describer uses a headset microphone, while individuals using the service listen through a receiver with a single earpiece.  
Learn more about audio description services available to TAP members.

Open Captioning at Select Performances

For patrons with slight to profound hearing loss, an electronic text display is positioned to the side of the stage, which shows what the actors are saying or singing and describes sound effects on stage. 
Learn more about captioning services available to TAP members.

Sign Language Interpreting At Select Performances

For theatregoers who are Deaf and use American Sign Language as their primary means of communication, TAP provides a team of experienced theatre interpreters who stand to the side of the stage and translate what the actors are saying or singing into American Sign Language (ASL).  
Learn more about sign language services available to TAP members.

Tickets are mailed to members, with the exception of occasional e-offers, in which case you will be instructed to pick your tickets up at the box office.

To contact TDF Accessibility Programs, click here to send an email.