RLT is committed to accessibility in all areas and ensuring that all patrons can fully enjoy their experience at our theatre. Below is information on our organization’s efforts at ADA accommodations. For any other questions please contact the RLT business office at 919-821-4579 or Info@nullRaleighLittleTheatre.org.
When purchasing a ticket to a performance, please enter any accommodation requests and/or needs in the “Comments” section of the checkout page to better assist our front of house staff and help us prepare for your visit. This may include accessible seating, assistive listening devices, and use of audio description services.
When registering for education programming, please note any specific accommodations and/or student needs. RLT staff will follow up to discuss student needs and our capacity for support. Please call 919-821-4579 x 245 or email Education@nullRaleighLittleTheatre.org with any questions or concerns regarding accessibility or to discuss other ways we can ensure a positive, engaging experience.
Also, check out some of our additional accessibility resources:
All performance spaces are wheelchair accessible. These seats can be seen on our seating charts page. Please contact the RLT box office at 919-821-3111 or BoxOffice@nullRaleighLittleTheatre.org for more information.
Classes may be wheelchair accessible and with two weeks’ notice we are happy to move a class into a wheelchair accessible classroom. Please contact Education@nullRaleighLittleTheatre.org or call 919-821-4579 x 245 to discuss your needs.
An induction hearing loop is installed in the Cantey V. Sutton Theatre and can be used in all seats including the balcony. For those without a hearing aid which can tune into the loop, a limited number of assistive listening devices are available on a first come first serve basis. Learn more about our hearing loop here.
An infrared (IR) system is installed in the Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre. A limited number of assistive listening devices are available on a first come first serve basis for all performances in this space.
Please see the House Manager on duty to request an assistive listening device for a performance.
Personal Care Attendants
Visitors with disabilities may be accompanied by paid Personal Care Attendants (PCA) at no additional cost during their visit to Raleigh Little Theatre. This applies to all ticketed events that the visitor is attending. This also applies to individual, membership, complimentary and group sales tickets.
Visitors with PCAs who wish to purchase advance tickets should contact the Box Office at 919-821-3111 to request complimentary companion tickets for a paid PCA. These tickets must be picked up in person by the visitor or the paid PCA at the Box Office. It is advised that visitors contact the Box Office for tickets for reserved seating events early to ensure that a seat is available at the theatre.
PCAs and student aids are also welcome to accompany a student for education programming. Please contact Education@nullRaleighLittleTheatre.org or call 919-821-4579 x 245 to discuss your needs.
Trained service dogs are welcome to attend performances and classes. Please contact the RLT box office at 919-821-3111 for more information on attending performances. For classes and camps, please contact Education@nullRaleighLittleTheatre.org. Please reach out to Info@nullRaleighLittleTheatre.org for questions about accommodating other service animals.
Audio description for those with vision loss is provided by Arts Access for each RLT production, usually on the second Sunday of a production. To read about audio description, visit the Arts Access website at www.ArtsAccessInc.org
For specific dates when audio description will be offered, visit the show page for each production.
As an accommodation, patrons using Audio Description are eligible for a comp ticket for their driver or sighted companion. This applies to all ticketed events that the visitor is attending. This also applies to individual, membership, complimentary and group sales tickets.
Visitors using Audio Description who wish to purchase advance tickets should contact the Box Office at 919-821-3111 to request a complimentary ticket for their sighted companion or driver. These tickets must be picked up in person by the visitor or the driver at the Box Office. It is advised that visitors contact the Box Office for tickets for reserved seating events early to ensure that a seat is available at the theatre.
A sensory-friendly performance is held for each production in our Family Series. Our goal is to create a welcoming, inclusive, and relaxed environment for our audiences. Although open to all patrons, these performances are designed especially for individuals with autism spectrum disorders, sensory sensitivities, or other disabilities. For specific dates, visit the show pages for our Family productions.
To provide a supportive and welcoming environment for children and families, sensory-friendly performances include:
- Reduction of loud or jarring sounds
- Reductions in flashing or strobe lights
- Modification of the house lights during the performance
- Accommodated house rules: audience members are free to talk or move during the show
- Extra staff and volunteer support
- Designated “Take a Break Space”
The following resources are available to help you prepare for your visit:
- A Guide to Attending Sensory-Friendly Performances in the Sutton Theatre
- A Guide to Attending Sensory-Friendly Performances in the Gaddy Goodwin Theatre
- A Guide to Attending Sensory-Friendly Performances in the Amphitheatre During the COVID-19 Pandemic
American Sign Language Interpretation
Please contact the RLT box office at 919-821-3111 or BoxOffice@nullRaleighLittleTheatre.org at least two weeks before opening night of a production to request arrangements for American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation. ASL interpretation of theatrical performances requires specially trained interpreters and rehearsal time. Service is coordinated with assistance from Arts Access.
A limited number of scripts are available to check out prior to attending a performance. Scripts must be returned to and collected from the business office and checkout requires you have a ticket for the performance. Please contact the RLT business office at 919-821-4579 or Info@nullRaleighLittleTheatre.org for more information.
Arts Access: Making the arts accessible to persons with disabilities