Theater for All

Trinity Rep offers a series of accessible programs and offerings to meet the needs of the theater’s diverse audience. Tickets for open captioned performances and sensory-friendly performances are available for each production every season, and even come in subscription packages.

Facility Accessibility

Assistive Listening Devices

We have an infrared system made by Listen Technologies. The units come in two type: stethoscope (with ear pieces attached to the unit) and lanyard (worn around the neck with a set of headphones). We also have loops that can be plugged into the lanyards. The loop will transmit the audio feed to your hearing aid.

Both the stethoscope and lanyard units have volume control, so you can dictate how loud or soft the audio feed transmits throughout the performance. It is also important to make sure that the unit is not blocked by anything (a coat, scarf, etc.) because it will prevent the infrared signal from getting through. For more information, please ask the house manager on your next visit to the theater.

Open Captioning

Trinity Rep offers open captioned performances for each of its six subscription series performances, plus A Christmas Carol. Tickets may be purchased with a subscription or for individual performances. Open Captioning is live text displayed simultaneously to the performance. As opposed to closed captioning, open captions do not require the user to have any special equipment for viewing the text and are always “open” to anyone. Get the dates of all Open Caption performances here.

Wheelchair Accessibility/Elevators

The theater is fully wheelchair accessible, with elevator services to the Chace Theater on the second floor. Please see a house services staff member for assistance.

Read our accessible seating policy.

Support for Trinity Rep’s accessibility programs comes from the Ida Ballou Littlefield Memorial Fund and the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts.

Questions? Call (401) 351-4242 or email us at

American Sign Language 

American Sign Language interpretation is available by request for certain performances with 6 weeks advance notice. Please contact Jordan Butterfield at (401) 453-9214 or for more information.