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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!

  • Hot Funky Butt Jazz

    Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 1:00 pm / Guthrie Theater- Dowling Studio / Minneapolis

    • Audio Description
    • ASL Interpretation
    • Real-time Captioning
    • Assisted Listening Devices
    • Tactile/Touch Tour
    • Braille Playbill
    • Large Print Playbill

    Interact Center at the Guthrie's Dowling Studio
    Nov. 2-18, 2018; 7:00 Nov. 2-4, 7-10, 14-17, 18; 1:00 Nov. 10-11, 17; *Benefit Nov. 3, 7:00.

  • Prescient Harbingers: Gloria

    Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 4:00 pm / Mixed Blood Theatre / Minneapolis

    • Scripted Captioning
    • Assisted Listening Devices

    Mixed Blood Theatre
    Fri. Nov. 16, 7:30; Sat. Nov. 17, 4:00; Sun. Nov. 18, 7:30; Fri. Nov. 23, 7:30; Sat. Nov. 24, 4:00 (ASL/Tactile Tour); Sun. Nov. 25, 7:30; Fri. Nov. 30, 7:30; Sat. Dec. 1, 4:00.

  • Prescient Harbingers: Hooded

    Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 7:00 pm / Mixed Blood Theatre / Minneapolis

    • Scripted Captioning
    • Assisted Listening Devices

    Mixed Blood Theatre
    Thurs. Nov. 15, 7:30; Sat. Nov. 17, 7:00; Sun. Nov. 18, 4:00; Sat. Nov. 24, 7:00; Sun. Nov. 25, 4:00; Thurs. Nov. 29, 7:30; Sat. Dec. 1, 7:00; Sun. Dec. 2, 4:00.

  • In the Margins

    Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 7:30 pm 9:00 pm / O’Shaughnessy Auditorium / St. Paul

    • Audio Description
    • ASL Interpretation
    • Real-time Captioning
    • Assisted Listening Devices

    Karen L. Charles Threads Dance Project
    Run: approx. 90 minutes; Nov. 16-17, 2018.

  • Prescient Harbingers: Hype Man

    Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 9:30 pm / Mixed Blood Theatre / Minneapolis

    • Scripted Captioning
    • Assisted Listening Devices

    Mixed Blood Theatre
    Wed. Nov. 14, 7:30; Sat. Nov. 17, 9:30; Sun. Nov. 18, 1:30 (Spanish Supertitles); Wed. Nov. 21, 7:30; Sat. Nov. 24, 9:30; Sun. Nov. 25, 1:30; Wed. Nov 28, 7:30 (Spanish Supertitles, LAC VIP Night Pre-show Reception); Sat. Dec. 1, 9:30; Sun. Dec. 2, 1:30.

  • Prancer

    Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 1:00 pm / Lyric Arts Company of Anoka - Main Street Stage / Anoka

    • ASL Interpretation

    Lyric Arts Company of Anoka.
    Nov. 16 – Dec. 23, 2018

  • Prescient Harbingers: Hype Man

    Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 1:30 pm / Mixed Blood Theatre / Minneapolis

    • Scripted Captioning
    • Assisted Listening Devices

    Mixed Blood Theatre
    Wed. Nov. 14, 7:30; Sat. Nov. 17, 9:30; Sun. Nov. 18, 1:30 (Spanish Supertitles); Wed. Nov. 21, 7:30; Sat. Nov. 24, 9:30; Sun. Nov. 25, 1:30; Wed. Nov 28, 7:30 (Spanish Supertitles, LAC VIP Night Pre-show Reception); Sat. Dec. 1, 9:30; Sun. Dec. 2, 1:30.

  • Miracle on Christmas Lake

    Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 2:00 pm / Yellow Tree Theatre / Osseo

    • ASL Interpretation

    Yellow Tree Theatre
    Nov. 9 – Dec. 30, 2018; Wed.-Sat. 7:30, Sun. 2:00.

  • Silent Night

    Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 2:00 pm / Ordway Center for the Performing Arts / St. Paul

    • Audio Description
    • Scripted Captioning

    Minnesota Opera
    2018: Sat. Nov. 10, Tues. Nov. 13, Thurs. Nov. 15, Sat. Nov. 17, all at 7:30; Sun. Nov. 11 & 18 at 2:00 PM.

  • The Hungry Stones

    Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 2:00 pm 3:30 pm / Cowles Center for Dance – Goodale Theater / Minneapolis

    • ASL Interpretation
    • Assisted Listening Devices

    Katha Dance Theatre
    75 minutes; Nov. 16-18, 2018.

  • Minnesota in the Cosmos

    Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 3:15 pm 4:15 pm / Bell Museum & Planetarium / St. Paul

    • ASL Interpretation
    • Assisted Listening Devices

    Planetarium Show at the Bell Museum
    50 minutes, ongoing, 2018-19.

  • Prescient Harbingers: Hooded

    Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 4:00 pm / Mixed Blood Theatre / Minneapolis

    • Scripted Captioning
    • Assisted Listening Devices

    Mixed Blood Theatre
    Thurs. Nov. 15, 7:30; Sat. Nov. 17, 7:00; Sun. Nov. 18, 4:00; Sat. Nov. 24, 7:00; Sun. Nov. 25, 4:00; Thurs. Nov. 29, 7:30; Sat. Dec. 1, 7:00; Sun. Dec. 2, 4:00.

  • A Christmas Carol

    Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 6:00 pm 8:00 pm / Guthrie Theater - Wurtele Thrust Stage / Minneapolis

    • Assisted Listening Devices
    • Large Print Playbill
    • Sensory Friendly

    Relaxed Performance at the Guthrie Theater
    approximately 2 hours with one intermission; Nov. 13 – Dec. 29, 2018.

  • Prescient Harbingers: Gloria

    Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 7:30 pm / Mixed Blood Theatre / Minneapolis

    • Audio Description
    • Scripted Captioning
    • Assisted Listening Devices

    Mixed Blood Theatre
    Fri. Nov. 16, 7:30; Sat. Nov. 17, 4:00; Sun. Nov. 18, 7:30; Fri. Nov. 23, 7:30; Sat. Nov. 24, 4:00 (AD/ASL/Tactile Tour); Sun. Nov. 25, 7:30; Fri. Nov. 30, 7:30; Sat. Dec. 1, 4:00.

  • Minnesota Orchestra Small Ensemble Concert: Solo Cello

    Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 11:00 am 12:00 pm / Orchestra Hall / Minneapolis

    • Sensory Friendly

    Minnesota Orchestra cellist Katja Linfield
    Nov. 20, 2018

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