PCS is committed to making our performances and facilities accessible to all of our patrons. For every production here at PCS, we are happy to accommodate wheelchairs and walkers, as well as provide professional audio description, sign interpretation and large print playbills. PCS is now pleased to offer open captioned performances for most productions as well. For specific program questions and ticket information, or if you need assistance, please contact the box office at 503-445-3700 or email email@example.com.
PCS 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.
This seating chart indicates the locations in the U.S. Bank Main Stage theater that are reserved for our patrons using wheelchairs. Wheelchair seating locations in the Ellyn Bye Studio will be determined by the flexible seating configuration that is used for individual productions.
Fully accessible public restrooms are located on the café side of the lobby, on the main floor of the Armory.
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.
Playbills for future productions will be posted closer to the opening.
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 will have 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 2016–2017 Season
Little Shop of Horrors
Audio Described - September 25, 2 p.m.
Sign Interpreted - September 29, 7:30 p.m.
Open Captioned - October 8, 2 p.m.
Hold These Truths
Audio Described - October 16, 2 p.m.
Sign Interpreted - October 20, 7:30 p.m.
Open Captioned - November 12, 2 p.m.
Audio Described - November 13, 2 p.m.
Sign Interpreted - November 17, 7:30 p.m.
Open Captioned - November 19, 2 p.m.
Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin
Audio Described - December 11, 2 p.m.
Sign Interpreted - December 15, 7:30 p.m.
Open Captioned - December 17, 2 p.m.
The Santaland Diaries
Audio Described - December 18, 2 p.m.
Sign Interpreted - December 22, 7:30 p.m.
Open Captioned - December 10, 2 p.m.
Astoria: Part One
Audio Described - January 29, 2 p.m.
Sign Interpreted - February 2, 7:30 p.m.
Open Captioned - February 11, 2 p.m.
His Eye is on the Sparrow
Audio Described - February 19, 2 p.m.
Sign Interpreted - February 23, 7:30 p.m.
Open Captioned - March 4, 2 p.m.
Lauren Weedman Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Audio Described - April 30, 2 p.m.
Sign Interpreted - April 20, 7:30 p.m.
Open Captioned - April 22, 2 p.m.
Wild & Reckless: A New Musical Event from Blitzen Trapper
Audio Described - April 9, 2 p.m.
Sign Interpreted - April 13, 7:30 p.m.
Open Captioned - April 8, 2 p.m.
Audio Described - May 14, 2 p.m.
Sign Interpreted - May 4, 7:30 p.m.
Open Captioned - May 27, 2 p.m.
Audio Described - May 28, 2 p.m.
Sign Interpreted - June 1, 7:30 p.m.
Open Captioned - June 10, 2 p.m.
Wild and Reckless: A New Concert Event from Blitzen Trapper