Arena Stage has a long history of inclusion and playing a pioneering role in providing access services for patrons with disabilities. Arena Stage was at the forefront of the creation of audio description services for live productions in the 80s, and with the installation of GalaPro we are able to provide captioning services in any seat, at any performance. We hope that the continued evolution of our services will continue to allow every patron who visits our building to have a full and enjoyable experience.

For more information about accessibility at Arena Stage, please contact us at 202-488-3300 (voice), 202-848-0247 (TTY) or

All Access services are offered free-of-charge. Devices for loan are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis from the Visitor Services Desk, located to the left in the building's Main Entrance.

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  • Arena Stage debuts accessible captioning technology

    The app, which has been in use on Broadway for years, allows deaf and hard of hearing patrons to follow along with a show in real time in a way that open captioning (where words are displayed on a screen near the stage) and ASL-interpreted performances cannot.

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