A Theatre for Everyone

The Playhouse is for everyone, and we recognize that some of our patrons may have special needs. We offer several services to these patrons including:

  • Hearing enhancement receivers
  • Large print programs
  • Wheelchair accessibility for theatres and all public areas
  • Audio-described and signed performances (listed below)

Funding for this program is provided by: The Manuel D. and Rhoda Mayerson Foundation and Bartlett Wealth Management.

Box Office

513-421-3888
800-582-3208 (Toll Free)
513-345-2248 (Telecommunication Device for the Deaf)

Patrons who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, deafblind or speech disabled:
Dial 711 to connect to our Box Office at 513-421-3888 via Ohio Relay services.

HOURS BY PHONE:
Monday: Noon – 5 p.m.
Tuesday - Saturday: Noon – 8 p.m.
Sunday: Noon – 2:30 p.m.

Audio-Described and Signed Performances

Audio-Described Performances

The Playhouse was the first theatre in Ohio to offer regularly scheduled audio description for the visually impaired. Trained volunteers describe the visual elements of the production via a closed-circuit receiver that is approximately the size of a deck of cards and fits in a jacket pocket or on the lap. A small earpiece fits into one ear, allowing patrons to hear dialogue, music and other sound effects. The description is timed to avoid interfering with dialogue. Before the show and during intermission, show and actor information are shared.

This service is free. Please see dates below.

22-23 season performance dates:

  • The Lion (Warsaw Federal Incline) 
    Sat. Dec. 3 at 2 p.m.

Signed Performances

Signed performances for those with hearing impairments are offered for designated performances. Please see dates below.

Funding for this program is made possible by Bartlett Wealth Management. Subscriptions for the signed performance series are also available.

22-23 season performance dates:

  • The Lion (Warsaw Federal Incline) 
    Sun, Dec. 4 at 2 p.m.
 

Hearing Enhancement System

Hearing enhancement receivers providing volume enhancement to patrons with hearing impairment are available. Please see the house manager for more information.

  

Accessible Parking

Please note: Our Mt. Adams location is temporarily closed due to construction. All productions in the fall will be performed in off-site venues around the city. For more information about accessible parking for The Lion, please click here.

For our spring shows, parking for those with disabilities is located in front of the main entrance, as well as in the Playhouse parking garage. Parking for persons with disabilities is limited and must be reserved and paid for in advance. All vehicles using these spaces must display a valid disability placard. Wheelchair seating in the theatres is subject to availability and should be requested at the time of ticket reservation.

  

Facility Accessibility

Due to construction, our Mt. Adams location is temporarily closed. Please note: All productions in the fall will be performed in off-site venues around the city. For more information about facility accessibility for The Lion, please click here.

For our spring shows, the Playhouse is fully equipped to accommodate patrons with mobility impairments in both theatres. A curbside drop-off area offers direct access to the street level Box Office, lobby and elevator to the theatre level.

  

Large Print Programs and Digital Programs

Large print programs are available upon request from the ushers.

  

Telecommunication Device for the Deaf

We are proud to partner with Ohio Relay – a free service for patrons who are deaf, hard of hearing, deafblind, or speech disabled to call using relay services. Dial 711 and ask to call the Playhouse’s Box Office at 513-421-3888.

How to Connect:

• Dial 711 to connect with a relay operator.
• Give the relay operator our Box Office phone number: 513-421-3888.
• The relay operator will then dial the Box Office.
• The relay operator will relay the conversation between you and a member of our Patron Services staff.

Photo credits: Bruce Cromer and Nick Rose in A Christmas Carol; Photo by Mikki Schaffner. Promotional photos by Tony Arrasmith/Arrasmith & Associates. The cast of A Christmas Carol; Photo by Mikki Schaffner.