Services for the deaf and hard-of-hearing

American Sign Language-Interpreted Performances

ASL interpreters are located near the stage for patrons who are deaf or hard of hearing, seated in an area of the theater that gives the best sight lines to follow the interpretation and the action on stage. One signed performance will be offered for each regular season production at Civic Theatre. See below for ASL-Interpreted performance dates.


THE COLOR PURPLE: Sunday, October 17 at 2pm
CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS: Saturday, December 11 at 12pm
ELF THE MUSICAL: Sunday, December 12 at 2pm
THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK: Sunday, February 13 at 2pm
THE CAT IN THE HAT: Saturday, February 26 at 2pm
WAIT UNTIL DARK: Sunday, March 20 at 2pm
MATILDA THE MUSICAL: Sunday, May 8 at 2pm
THE LITTLE MERMAID, JR.: Sunday, June 26
42ND STREET: Sunday, July 31

For more information, call the box office at 317.853.6315 or email

**Dates subject to change.

Assisted Listening

Assistive Listening Devices: The Tarkington and Studio Theatre are equipped with FM frequency assistive listening devices. In addition, neck loops are available that are compatible with t-coil hearing aids. Devices are available at the Box Office or from any usher.  Assistive listening devices are offered free of charge, on a first-come first-served basis. 

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