At Ford’s Theatre, we are committed to ensuring visitors of all abilities can experience the performances, exhibits, history and programs our site has to offer.

Elevators. You can access the lower-level museum and the balcony levels of the theatre via an elevator in our main lobby. You can access the Aftermath Exhibits and the back porch of the Petersen House via an elevator in the lobby of the Center for Education and Leadership.

Accessible Seating. You can purchase accessible seating for mainstage performances in the rear orchestra and the balcony sections of the theatre online, by phone at (888) 616-0270 or in person at our Box Office.

Audio-Described. We offer scheduled audio-described performances for all of our mainstage productions.

Captioned. We offer scheduled captioned performances for all of our mainstage productions.

Sign-Interpreted. We offer scheduled sign-interpreted performances for all of our mainstage productions.

Assisted Listening Devices. We offer assisted listening devices and large print programs for all mainstage performances on a first-come, first-served basis. Ask our friendly volunteer ushers for the device or a program when you enter the theatre.

NEW! Sensory-Friendly. Sensory-Friendly performances are designed to create a theatre experience that is welcoming for individuals on the autism spectrum or those with other sensory sensitivities who might benefit from an adjusted environment. Our Sensory-Friendly performances aim to provide a safe environment where individuals and families can relax and be who they are. Ford’s Theatre will pilot spring musical Sensory-Friendly performances in 2018 with The Wiz.

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