Portland Center Stage at The Armory is committed to making our performances and facilities accessible to all of our patrons. For every production at The Armory, we are happy to accommodate wheelchairs and walkers, and provide large print playbills (by request at the concierge desk). We are pleased to offer professional open captioned, audio description and sign interpretationed performances for most productions. For specific program questions and ticket information, or if you need assistance, please contact the box office at 503-445-3700 or email .
Portland Center Stage at The Armory has accessibility services and programs for patrons who have:
Patrons with mobility impairments can be accommodated with wheelchair accessible seating in all of our performances spaces.
If you or your guests require a special seating arrangement, please contact the box office so that we can find you an appropriate seat. We will make every attempt to seat one companion in an adjacent seat and any additional guests as close as possible. If your theater companion is not able to assist you in transferring from your wheelchair into a theater seat, for your safety and for the safety of our staff we ask that you remain in your wheelchair.
The seating charts indicates the locations in the U.S. Bank Main Stage and Ellyn Bye Studio that are reserved for our patrons using wheelchairs.
Fully accessible public restrooms are located near The Armory Bar in the main lobby.
Audio Description is the art of talking pictorially, or becoming a "verbal camera lens" to enable audience members who are blind or have low vision to hear descriptions of actions, body language, lights, costumes, scenery and other aspects of the production not conveyed by voices from the stage.
For patrons who are blind or visually impaired, the second Sunday matinee performance of every production is audio described by a team of professionals from CADA (the Committee for Audio Description in the Arts). Receivers can be checked out from coat check, located next to the box office.
Service animals, such as guide dogs, are permitted inside The Armory to assist our patrons. So that we can make sure to provide the best seating options for you and your service animal, please alert the box office if you plan on attending with a service animal.
We also offers large print programs for all productions, available at the concierge booth in the main lobby or online.
For those who are deaf or hard of hearing, the third Thursday evening performance of every production is sign interpreted by certified American Sign Language interpreters. If purchasing online, use the code word SIGN in the promo code box to gain access to seats in the sign interpreted seating section.
Assistive listening devices are available for every performance. These devices amplify the actors and enhance the words spoken on stage by separating speech from background noise. Devices can be checked out from coat check, located at the concierge desk.
Portland Center Stage at The Armory will have at least one open captioned performance for each production. This service will make it possible for those with partial to full hearing loss to better enjoy our productions, including those who do not use ASL, by watching a screen near the stage that will simultaneously provide captions of what is being spoken or sung on stage. In most cases, the open captioned performances are on the last scheduled Saturday matinee; exact dates and times are below. If purchasing online, use the code word CAPTION in the promo code box to gain access to seats in the open captioned seating section. This code word will automatically discount each adult ticket by $5.
Access Dates for the 2017–2018 Season
Audio Described - October 1, 2 p.m.
Sign Interpreted - October 5, 7:30 p.m.
Open Captioned - October 14, 2 p.m.
Every Brilliant Thing
Audio Described - October 8, 2 p.m.
Sign Interpreted - October 12, 7:30 p.m.
Open Captioned - November 4, 2 p.m.
Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles
Audio Described - November 19, 2 p.m.
Sign Interpreted - November 19, 7:30 p.m.
Open Captioned - November 25, 2 p.m.
A Christmas Memory and Winter Song
Audio Described - December 3, 2 p.m.
Sign Interpreted - December 7, 7:30 p.m.
Open Captioned - December 30, 2 p.m.
Twist Your Dickens
Audio Described - December 17, 2 p.m.
Sign Interpreted - December 21, 7:30 p.m.
Open Captioned - December 16, 2 p.m.
Astoria: Part Two
Audio Described - February 4, 2 p.m.
Sign Interpreted - February 8, 7:30 p.m.
Open Captioned - February 10, 2 p.m.
Audio Described - February 18, 2 p.m.
Sign Interpreted - February 22, 7:30 p.m.
Open Captioned - March 17, 2 p.m.
The Magic Play
Audio Described - March 18, 2 p.m.
Sign Interpreted - March 22, 7:30 p.m.
Open Captioned - New Date - March 25, 2 p.m.
And So We Walked
Audio Described - April 15, 2 p.m.
Sign Interpreted - April 19, 7:30 p.m.
Open Captioned - April 28, 2 p.m.
Audio Described - April 29, 2 p.m.
Sign Interpreted - May 3, 7:30 p.m.
Open Captioned - May 12, 2 p.m.
Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill
Audio Described - June 10, 2 p.m.
Sign Interpreted - June 14, 7:30 p.m.
Open Captioned - June 23, 2 p.m.