We strive to offer accessibility services and programs for all patrons. We offer open captioned, audio description, and sign interpreted performances for most productions. Both theaters are wheelchair and walker accessible. Large print playbills are available by request at the concierge desk.
Questions? Contact us at 503-445-3700 or .
For Patrons with Limited Mobility
We offer 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. All levels of the building have elevator access and ADA accessible restrooms.
For Patrons who are Blind or Partially Sighted
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.
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 offer large print programs for all productions, available at the concierge booth in the main lobby or online 1-2 weeks prior to the first preview performance.
For Patrons 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 patrons who are deaf or hard of hearing, including those who do not use ASL, to better enjoy our productions 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 2018-2019 Season
A Christmas Memory - paired with - Winter Song
Audio Described - December 2, 2 p.m.
Sign Interpreted - December 6, 7:30 p.m.
Open Captioned - December 8, 2 p.m.
Twist Your Dickens
Audio Described - December 9, 2 p.m.
Sign Interpreted - December 13, 7:30 p.m.
Open Captioned - December 22, 2 p.m.
Sense & Sensibility
Audio Described - January 27, 2 p.m.
Sign Interpreted - January 31, 7:30 p.m.
Open Captioned - February 9, 2 p.m.
Buyer & Cellar
Audio Described - February 3, 2 p.m.
Sign Interpreted - February 7, 7:30 p.m.
Open Captioned - February 16, 2 p.m.
Tiny Beautiful Things
Audio Described - March 10, 2 p.m.
Sign Interpreted - March 14, 7:30 p.m.
Open Captioned - March 23, 2 p.m.
Until the Flood
Audio Described - March 31, 2 p.m.
Sign Interpreted - April 4, 7:30 p.m.
Open Captioned - April 13, 2 p.m.
Audio Described - April 28, 2 p.m.
Sign Interpreted - May 2, 7:30 p.m.
Open Captioned - April 27, 2 p.m.
Breath of Life
Audio Described - May 19, 2 p.m.
Sign Interpreted - May 23, 7:30 p.m.
Open Captioned - June 1, 2 p.m.
Audio Described - June 2, 2 p.m.
Sign Interpreted - June 13, 7:30 p.m.
Open Captioned - June 15, 2 p.m.