Accessibility at Imagination Stage

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Imagination Stage endeavors to create an inclusive and welcoming environment and equitable access to all artistic and educational programming for students, staff, patrons, professional artists and visitors of all abilities.

Our building, theatres, and classrooms are designed to be accessible. Accessible parking is available in the public parking garage adjacent to the theatre (metered M–F). There is an automatic door at our main entrance on Auburn Avenue, and accessible restrooms and water fountains are available. Our Lerner theatre features accessible seating on a limited basis (with or without the option of transfer), and with the option for companion seating. Our Reeve Studio Theatre offers floor level seating with the option for companion seating. When reserving tickets, please identify any special seating needs to our Box Office Staff.

Selected performances of our Lerner Family Theatre and My First Imagination Stage Early Childhood season are interpreted in American Sign Language. Selected student ensemble performances are also interpreted. Please see information on specific shows for scheduled ASL interpreted performances. We strongly recommend that when purchasing tickets you identify that you will be utilizing ASL interpretation in order to be seated accordingly.  Please note that our Box Office Staff is trained to receive calls through relay and VRS. You can see the full schedule of ASL-Interpreted performances here.

Assistive Listening Devices are available for patrons who need additional amplification in our Lerner Theatre space. Please visit the box office or speak with the House Manager prior to curtain to obtain a device. Please note that at this time this service is only available for selected performances where sound amplification is used. Please check with our Box Office Staff when reserving your tickets for further information.

Programs are available in Large Print. Please see a member of our House staff upon arrival to request one.

Each production within our Lerner Family Theatre Season features a Sensory-Friendly performance designed to be more accessible for those individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. Our Sensory-Friendly performances aim to provide a safe and welcoming environment where families can simply relax and be who they are. Find out more about the 2016-2017 season Sensory-Friendly performances.

Imagination Stage encourages children of all abilities to discover and develop their full potential through the performing arts. Learn more about our Access and Inclusion Classes.


4908 Auburn Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
Info: 301-961-6060
Box Office: 301-280-1660

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