Accessibility at the Center

The Arvada Center strives to make the arts accessible to all people. As part of that effort, we produce theatrical performances for people with specific needs. For more information or to request an accessible performance please call the box office at 720-898-7200.

If you have alternative seating needs or accessible seating needs, please contact the Box Office prior to the event to make the appropriate arrangements. No guarantees for accommodation can be made at the time of the event. 


Accessible Performances

Sensory Friendly Performances

Sensory-friendly are relaxed performances designed to be welcoming and inclusive for families of individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities, autism, sensory processing disorders or other conditions. Some performance elements have been changed to accommodate the needs of individuals who are sensitive to over-stimulation that might happen during a fully staged production. This includes softened lighting effects, lowering sound levels and a reduction of sudden movements. Lights are kept higher in the theatre so audience members can see each other. Audience members are free to come and go if need be and there is a “safe room” available during the performance.

For more information or to request an accessible performance please call the box office at 720-898-7200.

Shadow Interpreted Performances

Shadow-interpreted theatre utilizes specially trained American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters to perform as “shadows” on stage alongside actors. 

Shadow interpreted performances of The Velveteen Rabbit will be held May 14 & 15, 2020

For more information or to purchase tickets, call the box office at 720-898-7200.

Read about The Velveteen Rabbit

Audio Described Performances

Live audio description is available for patrons with vision loss for our theatre productions. The audio description gives a visual description of the costumes, set, and movement of a performance. An audio describer will speak into a microphone that is transmitted to a receiver with different headphone options.

Children's Theatre has scheduled dates for this service, but it can also be scheduled by request for both Children's Theatre and our Black Box and Main Stage productions. Audio Description services for both plays and musicals are available on Friday evenings and Sunday matinees with 21-day advance notice. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call the box office at 720-898-7200.

ASL (American Sign Language) Interpreted Performances

ASL interpreted performances are offered for select performances throughout the theatre season. On December 20  at 7:30 pm, we will offer ASL interpretation during A Christmas Carol - The Musical utilizing professionally trained American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters. Reserved seating by the Interpreters is available for an optimal experience stage experience. Advance reservations are required - please call the box office at 720-898-7200 and request ASL seating at the time of purchase.

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