Access Performances-ASL Interpretation/Audio Description/Open Captioning
One Saturday matinee performance of each Center Broadway musical will be ASL Interpreted, Audio Described and Open Captioned. In addition, Friday Preview Talks of most Center Dance presentations and select Family shows are ASL Interpreted. Friday Dance Preview Talks begin an hour before the performance.
To request ASL Interpretation, Audio Description or Open Captioning for a different performance, please email us at access@SCFTA.org. Please allow at least 2 weeks advance notice when requesting an interpreter.
Audio Description – a live, verbal description of actions, costumes, scenery, and other visual elements of a performance that is broadcast to patrons via an assistive listening device. You can sit anywhere in the hall to utilize audio description. Recommended for patrons who are blind/visually impaired.
Audio Description provided by Audio Description Los Angeles.
Open Captioning – a word-for-word transcription of what the performers are saying or singing. A digital sign is set up on the Orchestra level near Door 1. We have seats available in all price levels (subject to availability). Recommended for patrons who are hearing impaired.
Open Captioning provided by c2 (Caption Coalition) Inc.
ASL Interpretation – American Sign Language. The interpreters stand in Orchestra near Door 1 for Broadway shows. The interpreter placement for Family shows is normally house left and placement varies for the Dance ASL Preview Talk interpreter. We have seats available in all price levels (subject to availability). Recommended for patrons who are hearing impaired who understand ASL.
Broadway ASL Interpretation provided by Robert Sutton and Elizabeth Greene.
Family ASL Interpretation provided by Kelly Moskowitz.
Dance ASL Preview Talk Interpretation provided by Brian Jensen.
(ASL Interpreters are subject to change)
Assistive Listening Devices – Patrons with hearing impairments are encouraged to use Segerstrom Center's Sennheiser System for performances in Segerstrom Hall. These wireless, lightweight devices are available at no cost to those who wish to enhance the theater's normal sound level.Patrons may pick them up at the usher podium in the Orchestra level lobby of Segerstrom Hall or in the Orchestra Level Lobby of the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall.
To obtain an assistive listening device and headphones, a driver's license or major credit card will be required and then returned upon receipt of the equipment at the end of the performance. Please note: You may bring your own headphones/earbuds to use in place of our headphones for Segerstrom Hall shows. It just needs to have a 3.5mm stereo audio jack.
Induction Neckloops: If you have a hearing aid that is equipped with a t-coil, we have induction neckloops available that can interface with your hearing aid. Just ask the usher working the podium. You are welcome to bring your own neckloop. It just needs to have a 3.5mm stereo audio jack.
Binoculars are available at the usher podium on the Orchestra level lobby of Segerstrom Hall. To check out binoculars, there is a $10 charge plus you need to leave behind a major credit card/driver's license. Your credit card/driver's license will be returned to you upon receipt of the binoculars.
Large Print Programs are available for free for selected performances. They are located at the usher podiums on Plaza and Orchestra levels in Segerstrom Hall, and upon request in Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall and Samueli Theater.
Sensory Friendly Bags/Lap Pads are available to check out for every performance on the Orchestra lobby of Segerstrom Hall and Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. They are also available to check out for shows in Samueli Theater. Each bag contains a stress ball, fidget toy and noise cancelling headphones to help patrons with sensory sensitivity enjoy the show. We have disposable earplugs and lap pads upon request. The lap pads are weighted and can help patrons with sensory sensitivity relax during a performance. A driver’s license or credit card is required to check out a bag or pad and will be returned to you when you return the items.