➡️ Accessibility at BACT



Performing at BACT’s Osher Theatre in Berkeley.

2022-23 Access Performance Dates

For blind and visually impaired audience members, Bay Area Children’s Theatre partners with Gravity Access Services to offer live audio description and haptic access tours for selected performances.

Audio description is a live audio track spoken by a professional audio describer to audience members with visual impairments through a wireless headset system. It provides clear and engaging descriptions of the meaningful visual details of a performance.

Haptic access tours (20-30 minutes) are a live pre-show tour that allows patrons to experience—through touch and their own movement— the space, performers, costumes, and objects in addition to key movement elements in the performance.

BACT partners with Urban Jazz Dance Company to provide ASL interpretation. Two interpreters will be present at each ASL interpreted show.

BACT believes everyone should have access to the arts! For low-income families interested in our financial assistance program, please reach out to .

Title: Elephant and Piggie's We Are in a Play! with Elephant and Piggie smiling in fancy clothes.
Elephant & Piggie's We Are in a Play!
Saturday, September 10th
ASL Interpreter - 1:30 PM
Haptic Tour - 3:00 PM
Audio Description - 4:00 PM
Title: A Year with Frog and Toad in green and white letters in the top left corner. Image: Frog and Toad bundles in winter clothing on a sled in front of a snowy white background with green fir trees poking out from the sides.
A Year with Frog and Toad
Saturday, December 10th
Haptic Tour - 9:00 AM
Audio Description - 10:00 AM
ASL Interpreter - 1:30 PM & 4:00 PM
Title: The Day You Begin. Image: A young child with brown skin and curly dark hair hold a book and peeks out behind a door, looking at the colorful, whimsical words. Multicolored swirls emanate from the light green background out past the borders of the image.
The Day You Begin
Saturday, February 25th
Haptic Tour 9:30 AM
Audio Description - 10:30 AM
ASL Interpreter - 1:30 PM
Title: Giraffes Can't Dance in white letters. Below, in small orange letters: The Musical. Image: Giraffe dancing in front of a full moon and dark blue sky with stars.
Giraffes Can't Dance The Musical
Saturday, May 6th
Haptic Tour - 9:30 AM
Audio Description - 10:30 AM
ASL Interpreter - 1:30 PM
Don't Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus
Saturday, July 29th
Haptic Tour - 9:30 AM
Audio Description - 10:30 AM
ASL Interpreter- 1:30 PM

Thank You To Our Partners!

Gravity Access Services Logo in the top left, and Urban Jazz Dance Company Logo in the bottom right

If you need accommodations for your visit, please let us know!

We would be happy to answer any questions you may have, or support you with accommodations to make your visit as magical and inspiring as possible!

If you are unable to attend a scheduled access performance and would like to request an accommodation, we kindly ask for 6 weeks advance notice in order to procure services.

Performing at BACT's Berkeley Theatre

BACT’s Downtown Berkeley Space is ADA accessible.

For all productions, we offer audience members unlimited access to our Quiet Corner during the show!

2055 Center Street, Berkeley CA 94704

Quiet Corner Includes...

📚 Books

🧣Scarves and Playskills

🪀 Fidget Toys

🗂 Communication Cards

🎧 Complimentary Earplugs
Ask for yours at check-in!

📝 Copy of Social Story