Because we are committed to telling stories that both reflect and include all members of the Tuscaloosa and Western Alabama community, Theatre Tuscaoosa works to remove barriers to participation, both on stage and off. This is an evolving process, and we are eager to listen and learn about ways we can make everyone feel welcome.
Theatre Tuscaloosa is committed to making our theatre and programs as accessible as possible to all members of our community. We know there is still a lot to learn, though, so we want to hear from you! Let us know if there is something you'd like to see us address, something we can do better, or if you have experienced any trouble during your interactions with our staff, volunteers, or our website. You can contact our Accessibility Coordinator, Kiera Gillock, directly by filling out the form below, or by calling 205.391.2453.
We look forward to speaking with you!
What We Are Working On
ASL Interpreted Performances - For those who use sign language, Theatre Tuscaloosa is currently building a season where select shows will include one performance that will be accompanied by professional American Sign Language interpretors. Be on the lookout for these performances coming in our 2021-2022 season!
Open-Captioning - For those with low- to no hearing, those who are learning English, and those who like extra clarification, Theatre Tuscaloosa is exploring options for creating performances which include Open-Captioning, where spoken dialogue is presented in text form for the audience to read along with the performance.
Tactile Tours - For those with low- to no vision or those with developmental or communication difficulties, Theatre Tuscaloosa is in the process of learning how to add Tactile Tours to our performances. These tours will aim to bring audience members on to the stage to gain an up-close understanding of some of the key elements they will witness during the performance. Since we want to ensure we provide the best service possible, as well as taking the safety of our performers and audience members into consideration, we are in the process of learning how to best bring these tours to our programming. Be on the lookout for Tactile Tours to be added to our 2021-22 season!
This guide is designed for patrons with autism or other disabilities that create sensory sensitivities. The guide will be available to view prior to attending the performance so that patrons will be able to have a better idea of what to expect from the show, including any loud noises, smells caused by effects, or bright/flashing lights that may be incorporated into the show.