PBT is committed to being an inclusive arts organization that serves everyone in the greater Pittsburgh community through its productions and programs.
- Wheelchair accessibility--The Benedum Center for the Performing Arts, the August Wilson Center for African-American Culture, and PBT Studios strive to be accessible for patrons who use a wheelchair, including elevators, accessible restrooms, and companion seating (available on the Main Floor only). Guide dogs are permitted; please inquire when purchasing tickets. Please inform your ticketing representative when purchasing your tickets to take advantage of wheelchair and companion seating.
- Braille and Large Print Programs--With assistance from the Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children Outreach/Braille Project, PBT will now have printed Braille programs available at the Benedum Center for Performing Arts for patrons who are visually-impaired. Large print programs will also be available. Please see front of house staff at the Benedum Center for Performing Arts or the August Wilson Center for these programs.
- Assistive Listening Devices--Assistive listening devices are available at the Benedum Center for Performing Arts and the August Wilson Center for patrons who desire amplification of the performances. Neck loops are available. Please see an usher at the Benedum Center or August Wilson Center when you arrive to obtain an Assistive Listening Device. Assistive Listening Devices are available on a first come, first served basis.
- Audio Description--Audio Description is available for all patrons to hear and experience dance through verbal description that paints a picture in the mind. Audio description uses Channel 2 on the infrared assistive listening devices at the Benedum. PBT will audio describe the following performances: Moulin Rouge®– The Ballet on Sunday, February 17 at 2 pm, and Cinderella on Sunday, April 21 at 2 pm. For more information about our audio description program, including pre-performance sensory seminars, please visit our audio description page.
- Audio Recordings--Audio recordings are produced for select program notes for each of PBT's productions. The recordings are produced in collaboration with the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, part of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh system. To listen to our audio recordings, please visit our audio recording page.
Should you have a special request that is not listed above or have any questions about our accessibility services, please do not hesitate to call Alyssa Herzog Melby, Director of Education and Community Engagement, at 412-454-9105 or email@example.com. A two-week advance notice for accommodations not listed above, such as ASL interpretation or captioning, is kindly requested.
For more information about all of the accessiblity services at the Benedum Center for the Performing Arts, please visit their accessibility page.
For more information about all of the accessibility services at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, please visit their accessibility page.