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Accessibility at A.R.T./New York


A.R.T./New York is committed to providing access to all of our programs, services, and locations to people of all abilities. Whether it's attending a show at our theatres or participating in one of our workshops, we will do our best to ensure your needs are met. If you have any needs, circumstances, or questions, please contact David Shane at [email protected] or (212) 244-6667 ext. 242. 

On this page, you can learn more about how to access our spaces and programs as well as explore the services we offer to help you make your theatre company or organization more accessible.

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Our Spaces

A.R.T./New York has three locations: [email protected] in Midtown, the LuEsther T. Mertz South Oxford Space in Fort Greene, and the A.R.T./New York Theatres in Hells Kitchen. All of our spaces are ADA-accessible, and below you will find a breakdown of each facility's available accommodations. 

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  • Elevator access to the floor.
  • The building floor is fully wheelchair accessible with no steps.
  • All office doors include braille on their signage. 
  • One ADA-accessible bathroom. 
For any needs or accommodations at [email protected], please contact [email protected] or (212) 594-0422.

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  • The front entrance is accessible via ramp for wheelchair and mobility device accessibility.
  • Elevator access is available from the basement to the fourth floor. The fifth floor is only accessible via stairs. Rehearsal rooms are in the basement, 1st, and 2nd floor and are accessible via the elevator.
  • ADA-accessible restroom on the 1st floor. 
For any needs or accommodations at South Oxford Space, please contact [email protected] or (718) 398-2794.


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The A.R.T./New York Theatres are fully ADA-accessible, including:

  • Convenient curb cuts close to our entrance for wheelchair and mobility device accessibility.  
  • Elevator access to each floor.
  • ADA-accessible restrooms available on the Mezzanine and Gural lobbies.
  • Assistive listening devices are available.
  • All backstage areas, including control booths and dressing rooms, are ADA-accessible.

For ADA-accessible seating information for a specific production, please visit the theatre company's website. Links for each company are available on the Show Calendar.

For any needs or accommodations at the A.R.T./New York Theatres, please contact [email protected] or (212) 594-5414.


Attending a Workshop or Other Program

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Most A.R.T./New York workshops and roundtables are located at [email protected] or South Oxford Space. ASL interpretation is available for all A.R.T./New York programming including workshops, roundtables, events, and TLP consultations by request, which must be made at least 5 business days before the event.

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All of A.R.T./New York's online programming is held via Zoom, a video conferencing platform that is accessible for people who use screen readers and/or keyboard shortcuts to navigate virtual space.

Small events like workshops and roundtables feature automated captioning provided by Zoom, and ASL interpretation and CART captioning are available by request. All requests must be made at least 5 business days before the event. For large events like Town Halls, interpreters and CART captioning may be provided by default.

For any needs or accommodations for attending an A.R.T./New York program, please contact David Shane at [email protected].


Access A.R.T./New York 

Learn how to make your organization more accessible. Access A.R.T./New York logo

Access A.R.T./New York is our program to offer support to member theatres that are beginning or developing accessibility programs within their own companies. Through new and expanded programs, including a partnership with Hands On and microgrants to support ASL theatrical interpretation, workshops and educational programming on accessibility, cohort learning opportunities, and accessibility consulting, we hope to shift New York towards a more welcoming and accessible place for all artists, staff, and audiences.

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