Accessibility

Seating

Whether you’re in the magnificent 360-seat F. Otto Haas Stage, the intimate 175-seat Arcadia Stage, or Bob and Selma Horan Studio Theatre at the Hamilton Family Arts Center our flexible theatres – transformed with each production – always make you feel at home and involved in the action.

Accessibility Services

Arden Theatre Company makes every effort to provide access to all persons with disabilities.   Should you require assistance with any special needs, we encourage you to call the Box Office at 215.922.1122 or email the Box Office at boxofficer@ardentheatre.org as far in advance as possible so that we understand your need and can do our best to make the proper arrangements.

Furthermore, the Arden provides specific accessible performances for Deaf, hard of hearing, and visually impaired patrons.  Check our annual season performance schedule for the dates of the accessible performances.

For patrons in a wheelchair or with limited mobility:

Our two-theatre complex at 40 N. 2nd Street is equipped with a ramp on Filbert Street. An elevator provides easy access to the Arcadia Stage and the second floor lobby.  Both the Arcadia Stage and the F. Otto Haas Stage provide first row wheelchair seating. Bathrooms and water fountains are also wheelchair accessible.

The Hamilton Family Arts Center, home to the Bob and Selma Horan Studio Theatre, is also equipped with a ramp leading to the front entrance. The elevator provides easy access to the second floor theatre.  There are bathrooms and drinking fountains on both levels.

To best meet your seating needs, we encourage you to plan your Arden visit early. Please call the Box Office at 215.922.1122 or email at boxofficer@ardentheatre.org so that we can assist you with purchasing wheelchair accessible seating.

For patrons who are deaf or hard of hearing, the following services are available:

Assistive Listening System

Both theatres at 40 N. 2nd Street are equipped with assistive listening devices. The house manager on duty will provide you with a headset in exchange for a driver’s license or other form of identification, which will be returned to you when you return the headset at the end of the performance.

Captioning

Open captioning is available for 2 performances of each Mainstage production.  Please call the Box Office at 215.922.1122 or email at boxofficer@ardentheatre.org to identify the captioned performances and to arrange tickets and special seating for your preferred date.

ASL Interpretation

ASL interpretation is available at two performances of each Arden Children’s Theatre production. To ensure the best view of our interpreters, please indicate that you will be utilizing this service when purchasing your tickets through the Box Office.

For patrons who are blind or low-vision

Both theatres at 40 N. 2nd Street provide front-of-house seating and large-print programs for patrons with visual impairments.  The programs are available from the house manager on duty.

Audio Descriptive Services 

The Arden offers Audio Description Services for 2 performances of each Mainstage production.  Please call the Box Office at 215.922.1122 to ensure availability and special seating for your preferred date.

Feedback about our access services

Please contact our Box Office via phone at 215.922.1122 or via email at boxofficer@ardentheatre.org with compliments, concerns, or suggested improvements for our accessibility services.