The Spin Newsletter
Return to main SPIN page

 

ORDERING ACCESSIBLE TICKETS AT THE HISTORIC STATE, ORPHEUM OR PANTAGES THEATRES

The Historic Orpheum, Pantages and State Theatres and the Woman's Club Theatre in Minneapolis have an ASL/AD Hotline that lists upcoming ASL/AD shows at 612-373-5650.

If you plan to order tickets to ASL-interpreted or Audio Described performances at the Historic Orpheum, Pantages, State or Woman's Club Theatres, Performance Manager Art Ingersoll recommends that you contact him directly at the Box Office, 612-373-5637, art@orpheum.com or fax 612-339-3909, rather than through Ticketmaster. Your phone or Internet order will be filled and tickets mailed out or held at Will Call for a $5.50 fee per order. Or you may stop by the Box Office to avoid the charges (normally all phone and Internet orders go through Ticketmaster).

Their Broadway Series events schedule at least one performance that will be Audio Described and ASL Interpreted. However, if they do not receive any requests for these services through the Box Office by 48 hours before the scheduled show, the Interpreter and/or Describer service is cancelled.

If you buy your tickets through Ticketmaster, the theatres will have no record of your special needs and the ASL/AD may be cancelled, or the reserved seats for ASL may not be near the Interpreter.

Requests for ASL or AD for any other event should be made at least two weeks prior to insure that an Interpreter and/or Describer can be contracted. They will do their best to accommodate late requests.

All events hold seats for possible ASL guests; these seats allow the interpreter to be in your sightline so you don't have to "ping-pong" between the interpretation and the action on stage. These seats are released on a schedule as the show date approaches.

Guests with mobility issues such as wheelchair accessible seating may order through Ticketmaster. However, if you have special circumstances such as oversize patrons or multiple companions, you will be directed to the Box Office for ticketing.

Jon Skaalen
Access to Theatre Project
VSA arts of Minnesota
528 Hennepin Ave., Suite 305
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone 612-332-3888 or statewide 800-801-3883, voice/tty
Fax 612-305-0132
E-mail: jon.mn@vsarts.org
Web: http://mn.vsarts.org
"Promoting the creative power in people with disabilities"