Overview

 


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 access needs, requests for accommodations, or questions, please contact Ashley J. Hicks at [email protected] or (212) 244-6667 ext 225

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.  

Planning Your Visit & 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. 

[email protected] The universal accessibility icon of a person using a wheelchair.The universal icon for Braille. 
  • 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 Space[email protected], please contact [email protected] or (212) 594-0422.

South Oxford Space The universal icon for accessibility. It depicts a person using a wheelchair. 
  • 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.

 

A.R.T./New York Theatres The universal icon for accessibility. It depicts a person using a wheelchair.An icon for assistive listening devices, depicting an ear with a diagonal stripe behind it. 

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 more detailed information about your visit to the A.R.T./New York Theatres, download our visual story here.

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 Programs

In Person The universal icon for accessibility. It depicts a person using a wheelchair.The icon for American Sign Language, which depicts two hands in motion.

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.

Online The icon for American Sign Language, which depicts two hands in motion. Universal symbol for closed captioning.

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 Ashley J. Hicks  at [email protected].

Disability Equity Services & Programming

A.R.T./New York offers services to help make theatre companies and organizations more accessible & equitable for people with disabilities.


Disability Equity Series 

Developed with support from A.R.T./New York's Disability Advisory Council, the
Disability Equity Series is a series of workshops, roundtables and affinity spaces that will take the A.R.T./New York community on a journey beyond just thinking about accessibility in terms of compliance or as a box to check.

Participants will get a deep dive into concepts of anti-ableism as well as into practical ways to increase equity in the theatre. The goal of this series is to shift our field away from focusing solely on accessibility to focusing on anti-ableism and equity for disabled people.

A.R.T./New York believes that this work involves changing systems & shifting culture, and not just adding on accommodations or one-and-done programs, so read on to learn more about the various forms of support we are pleased to provide.

Can’t find a workshop and/or roundtable that meets your needs? Check out our Digital Resources Hub for recorded content, ‘how-to’ guides and links to many other resources related to Disability Equity!

 

Workshops

 Affinity Spaces/Roundtables

Self Advocacy

Virtual
Led by: Kate Trammell & Sofiya Cheyenne

Tuesday, October 18th, 2022
6:00pm - 8:00pm ET

Register

 Disability in Theatre Affinity Space

Virtual

Thursday, October 20, 2022
6:00pm - 7:15pm ET

Register

 Engaging Audiences with Disabilities

Virtual 

Monday, November 7, 2022
4:00pm-6:00pm ET

Register

 

Disability in Theatre Affinity Space  

Virtual

Thursday, December 1st, 2022
6:00pm - 7:15pm ET

Register

 

 

Disability In Theatre Affinity Space

Virtual

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

6:00pm - 7:15 ET

Register

 

 

Disability Equity Roundtable

Virtual

Tuesday, May 9th, 2022 6:00pm - 7:15pm ET

Register

 

Can’t find a workshop and/or roundtable that meets your needs? Check out our Digital Resources Hub for recorded content, ‘how-to’ guides and links to many other resources related to Disability Equity!

Theatre Admin Consulting Program- (TAC)

A.R.T./New York members who have attended previous Disability Equity programming and are looking for deeper, customized support to develop and implement Access Plans, conduct internal Accessibility Audits, or operationalize other organizational processes related to Disability Equity should consider our TAC Program

Microgrants

For over two decades the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T./New York) has provided grants to support small and mid-sized theatres in New York City and State. A.R.T./New York offers microgrants to all A.R.T./New York all members (both organizations & Individuals) who would like to hire specialized professionals to advance accessibility efforts at their organizations, and applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

These grants are not intended to fund directors, stage managers, actors, writers, or other similar positions; they are intended to fund specialists. These specialists can either be hired to support a specific project or to work with an organization as a whole; they may also be hired by independently-formed cohorts of organizations who may wish to pool their resources in order to have the professional(s) support all of their organizations.


 

If you have any questions regarding the program or application or would like to speak with a staff member of A.R.T./New York prior to preparing an application, please send an email to [email protected] 



Disability Advisory Council

The Disability Equity Series and subsequent initiatives would not be possible without the ongoing support and guidance of A.R.T./New York's Disability Advisory Council. This group consists of disabled artists, administrators, and consultants working in various areas of the theatre field, and their varied perspectives offer invaluable insight into A.R.T./New York's internal and external practices. In addition to assisting with the creation of the Disability Equity Series, the Advisory Council has offered guidance on A.R.T./New York's grantmaking practices, as well as the organization's approach to disability and accessibility as a whole.

A.R.T./New York gives massive thanks to:

  • Christine Bruno

  • Sofiya Cheyenne

  • Sarah Hom

  • Gregg Mozgala

  • Beth Prevor

  • Kirsten Sweeney

  • Kate Trammell

  • Annie Wiegand