New COVID-related protocols announced.

Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble strives to make its performances and facilities accessible to all audience members and visitors.

For additional information or to ask questions, need assistance or an accommodation not listed below, please contact us at 570-784-8181, or email accessibility@bte.org.

A woman holds another one's hand, while a girl plays in the background on stage.

The Miracle Worker, 2008

For Patrons with Limited Mobility

Ushers at the Alvina Krause Theatre are available to help patrons who need assistance reaching their seat.

Limited reserved wheelchair seating is available in the AKT. Tickets are available for purchase online, and are marked appropriately. You are welcome to call the box office at 570-784-8181 to inquire about the availability of wheelchair seating for a specific performance prior to purchasing tickets. Wheelchair accessible seats are available near the stage, and at the back of the house. BTE will make every effort to set up to three companions of patrons using wheelchairs in adjacent seats.

Both the men's and women's restrooms can accommodate patrons in wheelchairs.

For Patrons who are Blind or Have Low Vision

Alternate Formats for Printed Materials

Large print programs are available at the Alvina Krause Theatre for all season performances one week after a production has officially opened. You may request a large-print program from any usher or box-office staff person when you arrive at the theatre.

Other BTE print materials will be made available in alternate formats with at least two weeks notice. To request an alternate format, please contact the box office by email at accessibility@bte.org.

High-Magnification Glasses

High-Magnification (2.8x) sport glasses for vision enhancement are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis from the AKT House Manager.

For Patrons who are Deaf or Have Hearing Loss

ASL Interpreted Performances

For select shows, BTE offers performances interpreted via American Sign Language. Information about the schedule of interpreted performances is available by calling the BTE box office or emailing accessibility@bte.org.

Assistive Listening Devices

BTE is in the process of acquiring and installing an assisted listening system in the Alvina Krause Theatre. The radio-based assistive listening system will amplify and clarify sound by reducing extraneous noise.

When the system is installed, assistive listening devices will be made available of a first-come, first-served basis and will be available from the House Manager.

Relaxed Performances

BTE designates specific performances of select shows as “relaxed performances.” Although open to all, a relaxed performance is intentionally modified to accommodate patrons who experience heightened sensory input, who experience anxiety, have dementia or learning differences, or who are on the autistic spectrum.

These adjustments often come in the form of lowered decibel levels for sound cues, a quiet place if a patron becomes overwhelmed, and visual cues before the start of action that may be disconcerting.

For a schedule of relaxed performances during the current season, please contact the box office or email accessibility@bte.org.