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Accessibility


The Rose Theater
2001 Farnam Street
Omaha, NE 68102
(402) 345-4849
info@rosetheater.org

Accessibility

At The Rose Theater, we believe everyone deserves a chance to experience the magic of the theater. Performances and classes are open to children and family members of all abilities. We are committed to removing obstacles and opening up new opportunities for people with disabilities. The Rose endeavors to offer its staff professional development opportunities and to offer career opportunities for people with disabilities.


A few of the accommodations available to individuals who need them are listed below. If you require additional assistance, please contact The Rose Box Office and we will do everything we can to accommodate your needs.

Mobility Disabilities

Wheelchair access to The Rose is available from all public entrances. The Rose offers wheelchair accessible seating on its main floor. Depending on the size of the wheelchair, up to ten spaces are available per show. If you require special seating, please call The Rose to ensure availability.

An elevator with access to the mezzanine level is available to those who require it. Please contact the Box Office for assistance.

Courtesy wheelchairs are available for guests who need assistance.

Parking

Several parking spaces are available for patrons with disabilities directly outside The Rose Theater. Up to six spaces are available on Friday evenings. Ten spaces are available on Saturdays and Sundays.

Restrooms

Wheelchair accessible restrooms are located in the lower lobby and on the mezzanine. Individual, single-user restrooms are available on the mezzanine.

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Sign Language Interpretation LogoSign Language Interpretation

Select performances are interpreted for audience members who are deaf or hard of hearing. These include:

  • Goodnight Moon, Saturday, September 10 @ 2 p.m.
  • Shrek The Musical, Saturday, October 8 @ 2 p.m.
  • The Jungle Book, Saturday, November 5 @ 2 p.m.
  • Prancer, Saturday, December 3 @ 2 p.m.
  • The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, Saturday, February 4 @ 2 p.m.
  • Huck Finn, Saturday, March 4 @ 2 p.m.
  • Harold and the Purple Crayon, Saturday, April 1 @ 2 p.m.
  • Stellaluna and Other Tales, Saturday, April 29 @ 2 p.m.
  • Peter Pan, Saturday, June 10 @ 2 p.m.

To reserve seating for ASL interpretation shows, please call the Box Office at (402) 345-4849.


Classes

The Rose offers several classes that are ASL-intepreted for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Scholarships are available for students in need of financial assistance. For more information about these classes, please email Deprecia at depreciaw@rosetheater.org.

Assistive Listening Devices

Assistive listening systems are available during mainstage shows for audience members who are deaf or hard of hearing. Please contact the Box Office for more information.

Audio Description IndicatorAudio Description Services

Audio Description involves the accessibility of the visual images of theater for people who are blind, have low vision or who are otherwise visually impaired.  It is a narration service (provided at no additional charge to the patron) that attempts to describe the action taking place on stage. It includes commentary and narration which guides the listener through the presentation with concise, objective descriptions of new scenes, settings, costumes, body language, and “sight gags,” all slipped in between portions of dialogue or songs. The user hears the audio description via a small earpiece connected to a tiny receiver.

Select performances feature audio description services. These include:

  • The Jungle Book, Saturday, November 12 @ 2 p.m.
  • Prancer, Saturday, December 17 @ 2 p.m.
  • The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, Saturday, February 11 @ 2 p.m.
  • Huck Finn, Saturday, March 11 @ 2 p.m.
  • Harold and the Purple Crayon, Saturday, April 8 @ 2 p.m.
  • Stellaluna and Other Tales, Saturday, May 6 @ 2 p.m.
  • Peter Pan, Saturday, June 17 @ 2 p.m.

To request audio description services, please call (402) 502-4637. Please make your request at least two weeks prior to the performance to guarantee availability. Requests made with less than two weeks before the show will be honored to the best of our availability.

 

Large Print & Braille Programs

Large print programs are available for guests with visual impairments. Please visit the Box Office to obtain a large print program.

If you require a program translated into Braille, please call (402) 502-4637 at least one week prior to your visit so we can arrange for the printing of your program.

 

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Students with visual impairments may take part in a free touch tour of The Rose mainstage before attending the performance. Call the Box Office prior to the performance for more information.

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Select performances are designated as autism-friendly. Accommodations will vary, but may include:

  • A private room for congregating before the show
  • Special reserved seating
  • A private post-show question and answer period
  • A helpful social story to prepare your child for his or her experience at The Rose
  • Reduced ticket prices (available by phone only)

 

 

This year’s autism-friendly performances include:

  •  Shrek The Musical on Saturday, October 8 @ 5 p.m.
  • The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, Saturday, February 4 @ 5 p.m.
  • Huck Finn, Saturday, March 4 @ 5 p.m.
  • Harold and the Purple Crayon, Saturday, April 1 @ 5 p.m.
  • Stellaluna and Other Tales on Saturday, April 29 @ 5 p.m.

The Rose has presents two productions designed for first-time audiences: Mouse on the Move and Thumbelina. These shows are presented in a sensory-friendly environment with minimal lighting changes, no full black-outs and gentle sounds. The shows are performed on our smaller Hitchcock Stage that allows for a more intimate setting and often features nontraditional seating. This environment gives students the opportunity for active engagement and interaction. Please call or stop by the Box Office for more information.

To reserve tickets for autism-friendly performances, please call the Box Office at 402.345.4849.

 

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The Rose offers year-round classes for students on the Autism Spectrum. Scholarships are available for students in need of financial assistance. For more information about these classes, please email Deprecia at depreciaw@rosetheater.org.

Equal Opportunity Employment

Interested in applying for jobs? We welcome applicants from all backgrounds of life. Click here to learn more about employment at The Rose.

Transportation and other services for children with special needs is provided in 2016-17
under a contract with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

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For more information about Accessibility at the Rose, please e-mail frans@rosetheater.org