Ford’s Theatre strives to make art and history accessible to people with disabilities by removing barriers and providing opportunities.
Ford’s Theatre offers an elevator from the lower-level museum to the lobby and balcony levels. The Center for Education and Leadership also has an elevator to exhibit levels and to the back porch of the Petersen House.
Accessible seating is offered in both the rear orchestra and the balcony sections of the theatre. Accessible seating can be purchased can be purchased online, via phone at (888) 616-0270 or in person at our Box Office.
Ford's Theatre offers audio-described, captioned and sign-interpreted performances. Dates are listed below. Seats for an audio-described, captioned or sign-interpreted performance can be purchased online, via phone at (888) 616-0270 or in person at our Box Office.
Ford’s Theatre also offers sign-language interpretation upon request for walking tours, One Destiny and one-night only events that are not part of the regular theatre season (such as The Lincoln Legacy Monday night events). Requests for sign-language interpreters must be received at least two weeks prior to the event. To make a request, please email us. These requests are subject to the availability of an interpreter and are provided at the discretion of the management.
Come From Away
Sign-Interpreted: Thursday, September 22, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.
Audio-Described: Tuesday, September 20, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, October 8, 2016, at 2 p.m.
Captioned: Saturday, October 1, 2016, at 2 p.m.
A Christmas Carol
Sign-Interpreted: Thursday, December 15, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.
Audio-Described: Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, December 17, 2016, at 2 p.m.
Captioned: Saturday, December 10, 2016, at 2 p.m.
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Sign-Interpreted: Thursday, February 9, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.
Audio-Described: Tuesday, January 31, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, February 11, 2017, at 2 p.m.
Captioned: Saturday, February 18, 2017, at 2 p.m.
Sign-Interpreted: Thursday, March 30, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.
Audio-Described: Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, May 13, 2017, at 2 p.m.
Captioned: Saturday, May 6, 2017, at 2 p.m.
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Edward Gero and Anne Stone in "A Christmas Carol." Photo by Scott Suchman.