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This Accessible Arts Calendar lists events with accommodations such as:

  • Audio Description (AD) for people who are blind or have low vision,
  • American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreting for people who are deaf,
  • Captioning for people who are hard of hearing,
  • Sensory-friendly accommodations such as lower light or sound levels,
  • Artists with disabilities or disability-related topics.

Search by day or month, service, venue, kind of event (theatre, dance, workshop).

Bookmark this page, and tell arts organizations to list their accessible arts activities here. NOTE: Additional lists can be found under Resources for Community. These (the current Accessible Arts Calendar email version, Current Venues & Shows, 2018 Accessible Arts Events, Accessible Films, Accessible Arts Festivals) are available in Word and PDF files and can be requested in other formats. Each is periodically updated.

TRAVELING? The American Council for the Blind lists arts venues state-by-state that offer audio description. Check it out!

  • Dancing with Giants

    Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 1:00 pm / Illusion Theater / Minneapolis

    • Audio Description
    • Assisted Listening Devices

    Illusion Theater
    Feb. 8-24, 2018: Feb. 7, 7:30 (preview); Feb. 8-10, 7:30; Feb. 9, 1:00; Feb. 15-17, 7:30; Feb. 15, 10:00 AM; Feb. 17, 1:00; Feb. 18, 2:00; Feb. 23-24, 7:30; Feb. 24, 1:00.

  • A Crack in the Sky: From Somalia to the U.S.A.

    Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 7:30 pm / History Theatre / St. Paul

    • Scripted Captioning
    • Assisted Listening Devices

    History Theatre
    Feb. 10 - March 4, 2018

  • Marjorie Prime

    Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 7:30 pm / Theatre B - at Lincoln School / Moorhead

    • ASL Interpretation

    Theatre B
    Feb. 8-24, 2018; Thurs.-Fri.-Sat. 7:30, Sun. 2:00

  • 1984

    Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 2:00 pm 4:00 pm / Anoka Middle School for the Arts / Anoka

    • ASL Interpretation

    Anoka Middle School for the Arts Theater
    Feb. 16-18, 23-25, Fri.-Sat. 7:30; Sun., 2:00, 2018

  • 21 Extremely Bad Breakups

    Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 2:00 pm 4:00 pm / Red Eye Theater / Minneapolis

    • Audio Description
    • ASL Interpretation
    • Tactile/Touch Tour

    Walking Shadow Theatre Company
    February 16 - March 3, 2018; performance time: about 1 hour 50 minutes.

  • A Crack in the Sky: From Somalia to the U.S.A.

    Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 2:00 pm / History Theatre / St. Paul

    • Scripted Captioning
    • Assisted Listening Devices

    History Theatre
    Feb. 10 - March 4, 2018

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 2:00 pm 4:15 pm / University of MN Theatre - Rarig Center - Stoll Thrust / Minneapolis

    • Audio Description
    • ASL Interpretation
    • Assisted Listening Devices

    University of Minnesota Theatre
    Feb. 22 - March 4, 2018

  • The Pirates of Penzance

    Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 2:00 pm / Park Square Theatre - Proscenium Stage / St. Paul

    • ASL Interpretation
    • Assisted Listening Devices

    Park Square Theatre
    Feb. 9 - March 25, 2018

  • Two Mile Hollow

    Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 2:00 pm / Mixed Blood Theatre / Minneapolis

    • Audio Description
    • ASL Interpretation
    • Scripted Captioning
    • Assisted Listening Devices

    World Premiere Co-Production of Mu Performing Arts and Mixed Blood Theatre.
    Feb. 16 – March 4, 2018; Feb. 16-17, 21-24, 28, March 1-3, 7:30; Feb. 18, 24-25, March 3-4, 2:00.

  • Sunday Supper: Selected Children’s Stories from Langston Hughes

    Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 4:00 pm / Penumbra Theatre – Martin Luther King Center / St. Paul

    • ASL Interpretation
    • Assisted Listening Devices

    Penumbra Theatre
    Feb. 25, 2018.

  • The Wiz

    Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 5:00 pm 7:00 pm / Children’s Theatre Company – United Health Group Stage / Minneapolis

    • ASL Interpretation
    • Assisted Listening Devices

    A Children’s Theatre Company and Penumbra Theatre Production
    Jan. 23 - March 18, 2018

  • Fireside Reading Series: Kaethe Schwehn, The Rending and the Nest

    Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 7:00 pm 8:30 pm / Hamline Midway Library / St. Paul

    • ASL Interpretation

    The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library
    February 28, 7:00

  • 21 Extremely Bad Breakups

    Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 7:30 pm 9:30 pm / Red Eye Theater / Minneapolis

    • Audio Description
    • Tactile/Touch Tour

    Walking Shadow Theatre Company
    February 16 - March 3, 2018; performance time: about 1 hour 50 minutes.

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