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City Theatre is committed to providing an environment that is inclusive and welcoming to all patrons. Please identify any special seating needs to our Box Office staff when reserving your tickets in advance by calling at 412.431.CITY (2489).


logoCity Theatre is designed for wheelchair access. The main lobby entrance is ramped, and restrooms are accessible on the first floor. Performances in the second-floor Mainstage Theatre are accessible via elevator. Performances in the Lester Hamburg Studio Theatre are accessible via a level concrete walkway. Companion seating is available upon advance request.

A courtesy wheelchair is available on a first-come/first-serve basis by request with the House Management staff.


Select performances of most City Theatre productions feature Audio Descriptions for those who are blind or have low-vision and Open Captioning for those who are deaf or hard of hearing. During these performances, all dialogue and sound effects will be presented in real-time on a three-foot-long LED screen that is adjacent to the stage and all action and physical appearances will be described live through a headset.

*Scripts are available for preview. Please contact Director of Education & Accessibility at least 7 days prior to your visit to receive a copy.

Audio Description provided by Kellee Van Aken.


City Theatre is pleased to offer an American Sign Language interpreted series for main season productions.



Programs are available in both Braille and Large Print. Please see a House Manager upon arrival to City Theatre to request one.



Assistive Listening Devices for patrons who need additional amplification are available for all performances. Please visit the Box Office upon arrival to obtain a device.



City Theatre Social Story, now available: Click here to access the social story. Please use this visual aid to prepare for your visit to City Theatre. A Social Story presents social behaviors in the form of concrete, visual cues to help people who aren’t able to conceptualize a verbal explanation of what to do or what to expect. If you need further assistance, please contact Katie Trupiano, Director of Education and Accessibility.


Additional Info


For more information about our Access Services, please contact Joel Ambrose, Director of Ticketing and Patron Services by calling 412.431.4400 x286.

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City Theatre is a proud supporter of ADA 25 anniversary activities.
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For more information visit
the FISA Foundation website.