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ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION

Let us make your experience as easy and rewarding as possible

We want your time at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts to be comfortable and satisfying. That’s why we offer a variety of services to improve your visit.

Theater Access

Our facilities feature ADA-approved signage, handrails and automatic door openers.

The Wayne and Marti Huizenga Family Skywalk connects the Arts & Entertainment Parking Garage with the Horvitz Lobby in The Au-Rene Theater. The skywalk entrance provides protection from the elements and easy access for patrons with disabilities.

A second entry is located at the bottom of the driveway entrance, immediately across from the Arts & Entertainment Parking Garage.

Patrons with limited mobility may be dropped off in front of the Au-Rene and Amaturo Theaters via the front driveway.

Listening Devices

Our Assistive Listening Devices are available for all performances at the Guest Services Center, located in the Pacers Lobby Main Entrance. There is no charge for the device, but a valid major credit card is required.

Special Seating

Accessible seating is available and can be limited. We encourage you to order early and to specifically request seating for wheelchair access, easy access, sign-interpreted, audio described or open-captioned performances when placing your order.

Telephone: 954.522.5334 or www.browardcenter.org

Audio Described Performances

The following performances offer Audio Described (AD) and Open Captioned (OC) services as noted:

Please note: a limited number of headsets are available per performance on a first come basis.   

BROADWAY
Saturday Matinees
Open Captioned & Audio Described  
Sound of Music Saturday, October 21, 2017 2 PM
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies Saturday, November 18, 2017 2 PM
School of Rock Saturday, December 23, 2017 2 PM
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder Saturday, January 20, 2018 2 PM
Wicked Saturday, February 24, 2018 2 PM
Waitress Saturday, April 21, 2018 2 PM
Jersey Boys Saturday, May 19, 2018 2 PM

 

 

Open Captioned (OC) Performances

Arlene Romoff, president of the Hearing Loss Association of New Jersey, and author of two books explains, “Open captioned performances are a wonderful opportunity to experience the joys of live theatre without missing a word. It has allowed me and others with hearing loss to attend the wonderful productions at the Broward Center with dignity.”

Charlotte Roth, a long time advocate for people with hearing loss believes that Broward Center offers miracles: “Open captioned live theater brings all the magic of Broadway to me and to others who have a hearing loss. Come and be part of the miracle. How sweet it is!”

Open Captioned (OC) and Audio Described (AD) Performances will be offered for the following performances:

Please note: a limited number of headsets are available per performance on a first come basis.

BROADWAY
Saturday Matinees
Open Captioned & Audio Described  
Sound of Music Saturday, October 21, 2017 2 PM
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies Saturday, November 18, 2017 2 PM
School of Rock Saturday, December 23, 2017 2 PM
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder Saturday, January 20, 2018 2 PM
Wicked Saturday, February 24, 2018 2 PM
Waitress Saturday, April 21, 2018 2 PM
Jersey Boys Saturday, May 19, 2018 2 PM

   

SLOW BURN THEATRE CO.
Sunday Matinees
Open Captioned   
Tarzan Sunday, October 29, 2017 2 PM
The Secret Garden Sunday, December 24, 2017 2 PM
The Bridges of Madison County Sunday, January 28, 2018 2 PM
Memphis Sunday, April1, 2018 2 PM

   

 

Sign Interpreted Performances

Sign Language Interpreted Performances (SI) will be offered for the following shows: 

BROADWAY
Friday Evenings
Sign Language Interpreted  
Sound of Music Friday, October 20, 2017 8 PM
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies Friday, November 17, 2017 8 PM
School of Rock Friday, December 22, 2017 8 PM
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder Friday, January 19, 2018 8 PM
Wicked Friday, February 23, 2018 8 PM
Waitress Friday, April 20, 2018 8 PM
Jersey Boys Friday, May 18, 2018 8 PM

Restrooms

Wheelchair-accessible restrooms are located on the upper and lower orchestra levels, the lower mezzanine and the lower balcony in the Au-Rene Theater, as well as the upper lobby level of the Amaturo Theater.

Companion restrooms are available on the upper and lower orchestra levels of the Au-Rene Theater.

Diaper changing facilities are located in the first and second floor lobby restrooms.

Wheelchair Availability

Wheelchairs are available at no charge from our Guest Services Desk.

Large Print & Braille Performances

FLORIDA GRAND OPERA Date  
Lucia    
Large Print, Braille, Overhead Projections Thursday, November 30, 2017 7:30 PM
Audio Described, Large Print, Braille, Overhead Projections Saturday, December 2, 2017 7:30 PM
Salome    
Large Print, Braille, Overhead Projections Thursday, February 8, 2018 7:30 PM
Audio Described, Large Print, Braille, Overhead Projections Saturday, February 10, 2018 7:30 PM
Orfeo    
Large Print, Braille, Overhead Projections Thursday, March 29, 2018 7:30 PM
Audio Described, Large Print, Braille, Overhead Projections Saturday, May 31, 2018 7:30 PM

Emergency Information

To contact an audience member during a performance, please call security at 954.468.3323. We will do our best to reach your party. Please provide a seat number, section and row if possible.

If you need further assistance, please call 954.522.5334.

Touch Tours

ARTS RADIO NETWORK Touch Tour and Audio Described  
Death Takes A Holiday Saturday, October 7, 2017 7:30 PM
The 39 Steps Saturday, November 4, 2017 7:30 PM
1984 Saturday, January 13, 2018 7:30 PM
Dark Victory Saturday, April 4, 2018 7:30 PM
Suspicion Saturday, May 12, 2018 7:30 PM

Touch Tours will begin 1 hour prior to scheduled performance

For more information or to make a reservation for a touch tour, contact Garry Novick at 954.468.3285 or email [email protected]

Sensory-Friendly Performances

SENSORY-FRIENDLY PERFORMANCES    
Slow Burn Theater Company - Tarzan  Saturday, October 28, 2017 1 PM